My sister in law is not going to have sharksfin too as her HB feels that it's too cruel. I feel that it's fine too. You can always replace it with other dishes. However, some older folks may not be too happy lor...
Mayb u can replace with fish maw.. I'm gonna use tat instead of shark's fins.. Gd fish maw is equally gd and the price is abt the same or even more.. But of course u must make sure the quality of the fish maw.. Low quality ones will be very turn off in taste... ** my personal opinions**
i guess you already know about the cruelty bit. so no need to repeat.
but, even if it's not for eco reasons, think it's better to have a nice double boiled soup with, like kate suggested, fish maw (if fresh it's really expensive, usually dried) or, like me, i had plain old chicken with herbs than a starchy concoction with a few strands of "sharks' fin" of doubtful quality or even origin.
if still undecided, you may want to consider your invite list - mostly traditional, "shark's fin plus ten changes of gowns" equals wealth" or younger, more socially and ecologically aware people like you - before making a decision.
I'm tinking of giving shark's fins a miss to for my wedding dinner... feel dat it's too cruel... oso tinking if the frens and relatives will mind anot...
do we need to pay for the No shark's fins card?
hi girls! so glad to hear that you won't be serving shark's fin at your weddings! Kudos to you all! A lot of people might say, shark die already, don't eat more wasteful but then, if there's no demand in the first place, there won't be any supply right? Weding dinners may be a small step but at least you've passed the msg to at least 200-500 guests
Just my take. You can get the postcards from grant pereira from the singapore environment council. Just a small token for the printing will do.
Me ANTI-KILLING of sharks for my wedding too. I'm a diver myself and I also wanna bring the awareness to the public. My FH didn't agreed in the first place... cos the elderly felt got "more face" if got shark fins. But to me, my first condition when we talk about customary was "No Sharkfin".. that's all i asked for...
hi guys.. my hubby and me also are contemplating whether to have sharks fin on our menu. Our parents are not so keen of replacing the dish becoz of 'FACE'. We are going to have food tasting in q wks time..
just wondering if we could convince our parents of not using the poor fish fins..?
I had no shark fin at the wedding but prior to that my guests sorta expected it because me and hubby dont take shark fins at wedding dinner.
I think we actually worry too much.. I served everything I know mom and pop will faint at food tasting and told them if they didnt like it we can revert back to the ordinary fair they like. After food tasting my parents was bowled over .. The in laws had a thing or 2 to say but the hubby told them it was up to him since he was paying ..=P
We just had our wedding and we never serve Sharksfin soup. we placed the postcards at every seat. We also ask for the guest's understanding for not serving sharksfin during our thank you speech. most of my guests took the postcards home. glad that we have raised such awareness at out dinner. Thanks to Grace who is friendly and accomodating to our request.
For those who want to get the postcards or samples, please contact Grace who's a volunteer with the Singapore Environment Council, at email: [email protected] or hp: 97554073
I have no choice to take shark fins soup coz too much old and traditional ppl..especially MIL..she thinks wedding dinner must complete with shark fins to make the angbao worth..coz our dishes also dont have abalone or lobster or suckling pigs..
but i heard that my friend's hubby didnt ate the shark fins and gave comments to the rest saying hw they were being killed..and some reply them back aiyah it's been killed already..might as well eat..the table like almost debating over it..faint..
I will not be serving shark's fin at my wedding dinner in Jan. Just had out food tasting yesterday and we opted for fish maw with scallops, it was pretty good and my parents and in-laws were very supportive of our idea.
Thinking of putting some sort of text in the menu but don't know how to phrase it nicely? Something like: As we are both divers, shark's fin will not be served at this wedding banquet.
I'm not going to serve shark's fin during my wedding dinner too... i'm so glad to see such a thread here in the forum..i know a lot of older people still think that no sharks fin for wedding dinner means no face...i'm not gonna care...even if i have to replace it with just simple double boiled soup i'll do it..its just too cruel... let's all keep this spirit going and hopefully one day the practice will be totally eliminated...