Bf and I were invited to a wedding dinner at the Putrajaya Marriot hotel a few days after the New Year. I have been making mental note to note down all the vegetarian dishes I have in different restaurants that I have been to for wedding, none was really materialized until now. Till date, the best Chinese Vegetarian meal I had for wedding dinners was the one I had at my best friend Lisa's wedding almost 2 years ago at the Noble Banquet. They got brownies points by serving me unexpected vegetarian dishes. For vegetarians out there, you know what I mean when a restaurant really took the effort in preparing the dish for you. The dish can be simple but the thoughts of cooking something else other than mock meats are much appreciated. Since then I have been amazed by some non-vegetarians restaurants and hotels such as The Westin Hotel, Langkawi where they created a beautiful tempura dish for me and my other vegetarian friends.
The dishes in Putrajaya Marriot, are surprisingly tasty as the food presentations are not really appealing. I could feel my food was simply extracted from the vegetarian table and served to me. Another complaint was the food was a little of the salty side. Perhaps it is only to me who prefer healthier cooking.
For dessert (not in correct order, sigh) I took a bowl of black sesame paste soup as my ginkgo nut soup was really unappealing. The waiter warned me that it might not be vegetarian.Huh, first time I hear that black sesame paste might not be vegetarian.
By the time the last few dishes were out, the other guests from our table left. Leaving only my bf to finish up all the food, my heart was really heavy seeing all these wastage that made me asked the server for my table on what they would do with the excess food if we do not eat it.
She simply replied " We have to throw it, even if its untouched and we are not allowed to take the food home". With that answer, it sort of reinforce my bf and my decision to forgo a wedding dinner and have a simple one instead.
We have seen far too much wastage during wedding dinners.