Shark fin soup has been a popular dish for the Chinese for centuries. It’s a symbol of luxury and once used to be only available for the upper class. The dish was known to be “fit for an Emperor” and when served, it was a reflection of a family’s wealth and affluence. Today, with increasing awareness of how the widespread consumption of shark fin soup has negatively affected the environment and ecosystem, more and more Chinese and Chinese restaurants have taken action and initiative to forego this dish at parties, celebrations, and weddings. You might be wondering, what can be served in the place of shark fin soup? There are many alternatives for your choosing! Here are a few suggestions from our partners in the industry. You can ask your wedding caterer if they can recreate these or if they have their own alternative recipes as well.
Braised Bird’s Nest Soup with Seafood and Bamboo Piths
To match the esteemed reputation of shark fin soup, Conrad has created other types of premium soup with deluxe ingredients, like this Braised Bird’s Nest Soup with Seafood & Bamboo Piths. It’s delicious and the exact starter for that hearty banquet.
Double-boiled Whole Conpoy and Sea Whelk Soup with Honey Dew Melon and Fish Maw
Hong Kong Disneyland shares that it has been an advocate of the movement to save sharks for years now. And to replace the ancient dish, they have several alternative selections to choose from. One is this Double-boiled Whole Conpoy and Sea Whelk Soup with Honey Dew Melon and Fish Maw.
Double-boiled Wild Mushrooms, Yunnan Ham, and Fish Maw
Here’s another premium soup dish from Conrad that suits will suit your wedding banquet meal. Most enjoyable is the mix of the clear soup paired with delectable mushrooms, ham, and fish maw.
Braised Seafood Soup with Harsmar
Another selection you can avail of for a wedding at Hong Kong Disneyland is this Braised Seafood Soup with Harsmar. If you’re looking for something exotic and different, this is it!
Braised Lobster Soup with Matsutake Mushroom
Finally, for those who are a fan of crustaceans, here’s an alternative you will surely fancy. The name itself–Braised Lobster Soup with Matsutake Mushroom–sounds extra inviting. This mouthwatering starter is also available at Hong Kong Disneyland.
We hope these samples got you inspired to consider some other alternatives for shark fin soup at wedding banquet. Don’t they sound just as sumptuous? Why not head on over to these places to try them. Or, talk to your wedding caterer now and ask what they can whip up for you!