Venue Hunting For Our Wedding Banquet

Tanjung City Marina at dusk
Tanjung City Marina at dusk.
Photo by Wuan.

Most of my relatives in Penang are not aware that I got married last year. If Mum was around, it would have been a grand reception as our extended family members number by the hundreds. Nonetheless, I like to officially introduce Wuan to them by holding a wedding reception in Penang some time next year. It has been a while since I met many of them. This will be a good opportunity to rekindle our kinship.

I have been looking around for restaurants that serve good Chinese wedding banquet dishes only to realise how out of touch I am with the happenings of the culinary scene in Penang. The only restaurants that I could think of were Haloman, Fortuna, Prosperous and Lee How Fook. All have closed shop since many years ago.

When Wuan and I were in Penang last year for the Forum on Public Transport for Disadvantaged Groups in May last year, we were treated to a sumptuous dinner at Hai Nan Town Nyonya and Hainanese Restaurant by the organiser. We loved the food they served. We really do not mind serving Nyonya and Hainanese dishes for the reception. Besides, the view of the Tanjung City Marina at dusk makes for a very romantic background. I wonder if they do wedding banquets.

Author: Peter Tan

Peter Gabriel Tan. Penangite residing in the Klang Valley. Blissfully married to Wuan. A LaSallian through and through. Slave to three cats. Wheelchair user since 1984. End-stage renal disease since 2017. Principal Facilitator at Peter Tan Training specialising in Disability Equality Training. Former columnist of Breaking Barriers with The Borneo Post. This blog chronicles my life, thoughts and opinions. Connect with me on Twitter and Facebook.

6 thoughts on “Venue Hunting For Our Wedding Banquet”

  1. Starview has shifted to New World Park. I was there last night. Food is still good. You should check it out. Don’t forget to invite me for the dinner ah!

    Thanks for the suggestion.

  2. The place looks good.Will be in Pg in 2 weeks time.I’ll pop by and try out the food.Whats nice, do you remember?
    I think by location itself, it looks like an ideal setting for a post wedding dinner.

    Choon pneah, jiu hoo char, gulai asam fish… Enough! I am salivating already.

  3. Uncle Peter…if you got kawan who is a member at the Pg Swimming Club…u can try booking the new chinese restaurant at the new block. Food is excellent and view of the sea overlooking the Penang Straits is superb. btw, I’m also a Penang kia, based in KL. Catch up sometime.

    Thanks for the suggestion. I can imagine how romantic it will look. 😀

  4. aiyo uncle peter.. in penang ar? u not having one in kl meh? not fair u din invite me :'( so are u and aunty gonna dress like bride n grooms? hehe..

    Aiyo, I invite you to Penang lar. We will not be wearing tux and wedding gown lar, just something nice and casual and comfortable. You go ya.

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