I tried their Mochi too and I love it! It's a sweet chewy dough with icing sugar on the surface. I'm drooling just thinking of it.
Shepherd's pie is supposed to be lamb, hence the name. The taste would be stronger compared to the chicken they have at their workshop. Personally I prefer it in lamb. Some people don't like the strong meaty taste of lamb.
I'm not sure about lavish. Heard lots of good and bad comment about them. I think their premium dishes are meant to be quite good. Rasel has quite a few nice dishes. My personal favourite is the Mochi, Shephard's pie and lamb rendang.
haha you should definitely get the Mochi in the menu! They didn't put much of it at the workshop so I dunno if the portion would be just as small usually. You'll have to try some before it's all gone on your big day hehe
If you're having lots of chicken dishes in your menu, might be nice to have some different meat as well
I still haven't decided whether to go for Rasel. Was quite definite about getting it from them but I got contacted by Gim Tim and they sent me a menu which looks really really tasty! But at the same time I do miss Rasel's Mochi and shepherd's pie
Rasel cater for my friend church wedding last year, pretty good review on food and nice presentation. I think they have some discount and promotion going on maybe you can check with Elsie. I'm also getting them to cater for my wedding in Dec this year.
Hi freaky & ashlady
I ever tasted similar mochi before in sakae sushi but i think the skin made of glutinous flour. should be the same right?
Actually I'm not lamb person but i tasted some protion of lamb rendang in their workshop, very nice, no lamb smell at all, but still I'm choosing the chicken filling shepherd pie, scare some guest don't like lamb.
Hi all... used Rasel for my bb baby shower last sun. Wasn't fantastic. Food n set-up so so only. Tink i can set up nicer than them. Took thier $12 per pax menu. Promise to hv flower decor but came w/o it. Or isit b'cos i only took their $12 menu n it wasn't for wedding??? Jus my thoughts. Anyway, would certainly not b using them again...
Had used Jacks Place for my ROM recep n they r way better in the set up n food is nice!
I'll definitely have to try the Mochi at sakae sushi! I wonder if the Japanese supermarkets sell them as well... I have to say the lamb rendang at their workshop was great!
Not sure what's the difference between lamb ragout and lamb rendang. Prolly ragout isn't with spicy gravy? I did try their teriyaki chicken at the workshop and it's very nice! The veg at the workshop was just alright but the salad was good. I think it's the one with fruits.
That's quite disappointing that it doesn't come with flowers even though it was promised.
Glad to see you back in this thread. 7/10 should be quite good rite? Not everyone is prefect that what I can say. Soft drink ran out? Any other drink available? My wedding package includes fruit punch also, maybe your guest love to drink soft drink more than the others.
ya, not bad. nothing is perfect.
no major complain on the food,oly a little as mentioned on the previous posting.
i have alot of drinks avail for the guest lei, wine, soft drinks, pink guava , coffeee and tea. yet the soft drinks can run out @ abt 2pm, while my guest started to arrive abt 12.15 (cocktail served) and lunch commence @ 1.30pm. Soft drink running out @ abt 2+pm dun sound quite reasonable to me at all. worst of all, it suppose to be free flow. right ??
My helpers helped me to contact elise and rasel replace it with orange jucies. ok, but coz i have some guest taking martell, so its cant blend u see....they need coke to mix the martell.
I ever work with some events company last time which when comes to catering, they will provide you with free flow of drink during dinning timing and if your guest will to drink before the dinner starts, they won't guarantee that drink will be enough since they was only provide for dinning not for cocktail. Infact alot of hotels practice that nowadays.
At first, i tot of holding a buffet at Hotel, but they insist that there will be a charges for Pre-cocktail and furthermore their pre-cocktail only 30mins which I find it not worth it.
You quite lucky already, only soft drink not enough, imaging how much your guest can drink during the 1h 15mins cocktail especially at that time most of them quite hungry liao!
i get wat u mean, but actually many yrs bk i use to be fm hotel line under banquet.
of coz we will put all charges to customers, if the customer dun nego, we will benefit fm them, but these are perks like free cocktail, free flow of certain drinks, corkage (depend) tt we will give away for customer that nego,
my fews yrs in banquet, with experience in indoor and outdoor catering for big and small function, nv in my time while we doing catering have we not brought enough soft drinks for event b4 if I mentioned in my contract as "free flow", juices no guarantee, i can understd, but not soft drinks.
and if the soft drink run out like aft 3hr hr of the event, i will not be so unhappy, but only 1hr 30min into the function, the soft drink ran out.
Not acceptable to me at all lor...
i mean, maybe coz i use to fm F & B too, so i have a certain expectation on any catering work.
I will not say Rasel is bad, just that they need some improvement on such preparation.
Its will never be nice as a host to know that yr event do not have sufficient drinks for guest. right ?
And these are things u shld look out for yr event and make sure u remind them to watch out on these areas.
I call up Elsie yesterday to check the Pre-cocktail drink and she mention like pre-cocktail for about 30 mins or so, drink will be enough but longer than that we mind need to do a top up. But anyway for your case, glad to know that guest are please with the food that you selected. That's part of the blessing already.
As for caterer food are usually prepare hours ahead so, i think it quite straight forward with crispy item to turn soggy after sometime, even when I had buffet at hilton last weekend also like that and furthermore they are a hotel where food are prepared at their own premise.
For myself, very "qingcai" so long they provide me with nice set-up and food okie, I'm fine with it. Set-up very importance lor, cos when your guest arrive and 1st look they will know how much you spent on everything and how grand it is.
Aiya 7/10 very good already! I remember seeing a tread for purplesage which the bride complain that food not enough, and furthermore after the guest left hungry the groom found out that all the food are left in their van remain untouch, goodness they forgot to top up. That one more paiseh rite? They got no choice but to tabao all the food back.
Are you planning for any honeymoon trip? where you going? There's some thread that ppl selling traveling voucher with T&C, I also don't know whether should buy or not. My HB & i have not plan of any trips yet, sian!
Hei, forget to ask you, your dinner got gain any profit or not? I'm still doing my budgeting whether to up the package to more varity or not.
Juz make sure u highlight these to Rasel when they doing the function.
Cannot be too "qingcai" u paid for all the things and most importantly u invited ppl to yr wedding, their shld be given some service with standards.
Its the caterer job to ensure they adhere to their contract of "free flow", i cannot be teaching them how to ctrl flow of drinks etc.
I am very lucky that some of my helpers that day are very experience people to handle function, and they actually help me to approach rasel on things to improve.
Ya, i am planning to go greece probably in jul for honeymoom.
Mine is lunch not dinner lei. But i made $$ la.
I was tinking that i will lose $$, coz ppl will think buffet is cheaper, but to my surprise most all gave quite big angbao. Mainly coz we oly invited close relative & frens. The angbao has abt 2K profit.
Actually i think variety is not a issue, coz personall i tink rasel package the variety is gd enough, but ppl tends to take more of the expensive items like craving , scallop, satay etc. instead of having more variety which may not be necessary nice, maybe u can top up qty for these dishes.
i had catered for 160pax for abt 155guest, still all the good dishes ran out pretty fast...
hahaha!!! hope i can get the same profit as you also!
y not you give her a ring or an email again. I also email her last 2 week but her never reply me than i was told that she went for short trip. you can call her today cos i just receive her email this morning.
hmmm....mine is a tea menu. But perhaps you can try their beef with some sauce (think it's mushroom sauce or something). It's a thin slice and it's very nice. Other nice stuff are shepherd's pie, prawn fritters. Heh..hope it helps. Not sure what choices they have for dinner. Share with me how it went ok?
Oh yes..their roast beef & desserts are nice! How come dinner no desserts one? Or is it not included in the food tasting only?
heh...Shepherd's pie got either chicken or lamb..which are u going for? If you are trying the lamb, can let me know how it was? Coz i'm taking that...heh.
I just had my food sampling with Rasel last week. Food was very nice and warm. Thanks so much for your recommandation. You are really a great help!
Now I got more confident with them already. Hope they can also perform the same standard during my WD