When we talk about what is the most traditional food for Chinese that we will usually have for wedding, I guess you would agree with me that it’s “Rice Ball Soup” (pronounce as “Tang Yuan”), which is made with sweet rice flour with different types of sweets stuffing and cook in sweet soup. So as you can imagine from the shape of the rice ball and the sweets, it is a good blessing to the newly weds a sweet and smooth marriage, and these are usually served in the morning after the groom fetches the bride. One of the interesting things is that the bride and groom cannot chew the rice balls as that would mean affecting their round and smooth life. They are supposingly taken straight down from mouth then swallow it down!
How about for British? It’s Fruitcake, adorned with fruit, nuts and marzipan. It symbolizes the fertility and good fortune. (Source: www.womansday.com). Princess Diana was also served with Fruitcake at her wedding with Prince Charles.
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