Checklist for Your Peranakan Mini Buffet Gathering
Are you hosting a Peranakan-themed mini buffet? Well, we’re here to help by providing you with a checklist so that your small gathering will work out as planned. But before that, did you know that Peranakan cuisine is one of the most famous Chinese-Malay cuisines in Singapore?
It is a fusion of Chinese and Malay cooking styles that were developed by the Peranakans, descendants of early Chinese immigrants to Malaysia, Indonesia, and Singapore, who came from China’s Fujian province around the 10th century AD.
The Peranakans were traditionally traders who settled along the coastal areas of both Malaysia and Singapore. Today, their cuisine is highly sought-after by many. Some examples of Peranakan food include “kueh” (cakes), “lontong” (rice cake), “nasi lemak” (coconut milk rice) and “asam laksa” (spicy sour soup).
That said, there are many factors to consider when it comes to hosting a small Peranakan gathering. Hence, it is important to have a checklist for your Peranakan mini buffet to ensure you don’t forget anything important.
Here are some things that you should include in your checklist when organising a Peranakan mini buffet:
- Decide on the location and date of the gathering
- Get quotes from different caterers in Singapore
- Ensure that they can provide food catering services for your event
- Choose dishes that fit with your theme and budget
- Consider how many people are attending
Decide on the location and date of the event
Before you host any gathering, it is important that you decide on the location and date of the gathering. This is so that you have adequate space to hold the gathering while catching up with people whom you haven’t seen in a long while. Once you’ve decided on the location and date of the event, you will be able to move on to the next item on your checklist.
Get quotes from different caterers in Singapore
There are many Peranakan food catering services in Singapore and Chilli Manis is one of them. With so many choices, you will find it difficult to decide on which caterer you want to engage for your gathering. Hence, you should first get quotes from different caterers in Singapore so that you can have a general idea about their services and dishes served.
Ensure that they can provide food catering services for your event
Once you’ve got the quotes, you can make a comparison in terms of the catering cost, services included, types of Peranakan food catered, etc. You also need to ensure that the caterer you choose can provide your desired food catering services.
Choose dishes that fit with your theme and budget
If the theme of your event is fusion, then you should opt for Peranakan food. This is because no two Peranakan food is the same as each creation is an interpretation based on the preferred flavours, ingredients of the chef, and region. This is what makes Peranakan food special – the diverse regional interpretation and recipe adaptation.
Consider how many people are attending
In times like these, it is important that you consider how many people are attending your gathering. This is because some Peranakan food catering services have a minimum threshold for a mini buffet. Chilli Manis, for instance, offers 7-8 courses with a minimum of 10-15 pax. Besides, having a proper headcount for your gathering will make it easier to estimate the cost.
Keen to try Peranakan food catering for your event in Singapore?
Engaging a Peranakan food catering for your gathering will create a unique experience for your guests. On top of that, you’ll be introducing new flavours that may leave your guest wanting more.
The best caterer can balance the quality as well as the presentation of the food while delivering the best value for your money. When you choose a Peranakan food catering service from Chilli Manis, you’ll have a variety of dishes and side menu items to choose from.
As a halal-certified caterer, we seek to present the best Peranakan food catering service in Singapore. Keen to try our food catering service? Contact us at 6250 1112 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.