Tantalizing Tastes of Thailand
Make sure your wedding guests never go hungry by spoiling them with a tasty array of traditional Thai finger food throughout the day.
One of the attractions for many couples who choose to rent a private villa on Phuket or Koh Samui for their wedding is the freedom they have to personalize the menu. Everything from the formal wedding feast to the pre- and post-ceremony appetizers can be selected in advance with consultation from the wedding planner and chef.
The tantalizing flavours of traditional Thai food are sure to wow your guests, and providing them with delightful Thai snacks throughout the day is a little more memorable than the traditional cheese pastry puffs you may have been offered back home.
Throw in some spectacular ocean views from your villa’s poolside terrace where the appetizers are served, and you soon have a winning combination of tropical sensations that suitably represents your special day.
If you are searching for some appetizer inspiration, below are a few top ideas.
Thanks to Thailand’s endless miles of blissful coastline, fresh seafood is a major component of the nation’s cuisine. Incorporate the delectable crunch of freshly caught shrimp into your wedding menu by serving up Thai shrimp lettuce wraps for guests. Each leaf of crunchy romaine lettuce comes with a juicy shrimp, which has been marinated in coconut milk and fish sauce before being sprinkled with chilli, garlic and roasted peanuts. A squeeze of lime gives this appetizer a zesty kick and brings all of the superb flavours of Thai food together in one delightful bite.
Spring rolls are a favourite choice of appetizer in many Asian countries, running the full gamut from spicy deep fried shrimp options to fresh rolls packed with tofu and green vegetables. Served with Thai sweet chilli sauce, tofu spring rolls are a great option if you have any vegetarian guests coming to your wedding. For a delectable alternative, serve mini spring rolls in shot glasses with a miniature portion of sweet chilli dipping sauce or peanut sauce inside the glass. This minimizes the chances of guests dripping sauce down their wedding ensemble as they partake in the tasty treats.
Some of the best Thai food is freshly prepared at the nation’s alluring street food stands, and the irresistible flavour of Thai street food is something an increasing number of brides and grooms are incorporating into their wedding menus. Meat eaters will be more than satisfied by your upscale version of marinated chicken and pork satays, served alongside rich and creamy peanut dipping sauce. Each skewer is soaked in garlic and coconut milk before being grilled on the barbecue, for a succulent and smoky snack.
If you want to impress your loved ones by serving up more excusive Thai appetizers, then look no further than pan-seared scallops. The melt-in-your-mouth nuggets can be sourced directly from a local fresh produce market for an unbeatable fresh seafood taste. A sprinkling of salt, pepper and chilli is combined with fish sauce, lime and garlic to give the scallops a powerful punch of flavours. Serve on a bed of glass noodles in a shell for an appetizer that looks just as wonderful as it tastes.
There is every chance that your guests will be in the mood for something a little indulgent on your wedding day. If you think that might be the case, why not consider having your waiting staff offer delightful deep fried coconut shrimp? The satisfying crunch of tempura is achieved by frying the shrimp in flour, shredded coconut and coconut oil for a truly tropical taste. If you want to spice your prawns up, add a little chilli into the batter mix and you’re in for an explosive treat.
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