I'm looking for food and decorating idea's for an Oriental themed dinner party. So far serving various sushi'!
Question: and a big seaweed salad. I have plum wine, saki and oolong tea for beverages. I have a beautiful sushi dinnerware set to serve it on. What else can I do to make everything spectacular? Please, put on your thinking caps and come up with some great ideas to make this a night to remember!
Answers: and a big seaweed salad. I have plum wine, saki and oolong tea for beverages. I have a beautiful sushi dinnerware set to serve it on. What else can I do to make everything spectacular? Please, put on your thinking caps and come up with some great ideas to make this a night to remember!
How about calling it an Asian/Oriental themed dinner party instead? You can widen your food, beverage and decoration choices. This way your dinner party is going to be a bit exotic too!
For the food, you can consider having :
Chinese Tim Sum
Vietnamese rice wraps
Indian curry chicken
Malaysian Satay (meat on skewers) dipped in peanut sauce or Teriyaki sauce
Chinese Fried noodles or rice
Korean Kim Chi (Preserved cabbage in chilli) and BBQ or
Chinese Claypot (seafood stew, chicken stew or vegetable stew)
(If you are unable to cook these dishes, try Chinese/Japanese/Vietnamese/Korean
takeouts or deliveries).
Japanese sake and green tea (served on Japanese tea cups)
Chinese shaoxing or oolong or honey Chrysanthemum tea (served on Chinese tea cups)
Singapore Sling (served on tall glasses)
Fresh coconut juice (served with the husk and decorating it with flowers like orchids)
Indian Masala tea (spiced tea served on metal cups)
You can also serve cold mix juices or fruit punch on your Oriental bowls or china
Chinese red paper cut out of the word "Xi" found in Chinatown - it means happiness or joy
Chinese mini lanterns or parasols- can be found in Chinatown
Chinese sweets tiffin
Japanese door curtain - with Japanese girl or cherry blossom motifs
Indian oil lamps or picture of Indian women in saris
Japanese and Chinese chopsticks and spoons
Japanese/Chinese motif table cloth
Japanese Ikebana (flower arrangements) or Chinese Bonsai (also flower arrangements)
Mandarin oranges and red packets
Mini Korean toy drums
(The above decorations may not be easy to get, try printing out the various countries famous buildings or symbols from the internet. eg Great Wall of China, Korean drums and costumes, Japanese Mount Fuji, Indian women in saris or Taj Mahal etc and paste it on poster boards around the party venue
OR print out flags and national flowers of some of these Asian countries and paste it all around?)
Arrange on your table a mixture of curry leaves, cherryblossom flower petals, mandarin orange peels and spread it along the table. This act as an exotic potpourri.
Why not get your guests to come in colorful Asian costumes? Friends in Japanese Kimonos, Chinese Cheongsam or Vietnamese costume.
Borrow or buy Chinese/Korean/Japanese/Indian music CD. You can play a compilation of different Asian music to set the mood for your colorful dinner party.
May you have a great party!
GREAT looking menu. Wish I had friends like you.
Be careful with peanut & coconut - they're really common food allergies.
Just make sure everyone knows what those ingredients are in, what they touched, etc. =) Report It