25 Nov '11, 11pm

Shark's fin still on menu for many Singaporeans:

The menu at Ms Candice Huang's wedding dinner in March last year stating that shark's fin would not be served. However, hotels say diners still request it as drinking shark's fin soup is a Chinese tradition. -- PHOTO: COURTESY OF CANDICE HUANG Most Singaporeans are still saying yes to shark's fin soup, despite a growing movement worldwide to stop the hunting of sharks for their fins. Businesses say the demand for shark's fin, usually cooked in a thick broth, remains high - especially for special occasions like wedding banquets. On Monday, upmarket Hong Kong hotel chain Peninsula Hotel Group joined a growing movement to halt shark hunting by announcing that it will stop serving shark's fin from Jan 1. Background story POSSIBLE SUBSTITUTES FOR SHARK'S FIN Mock fins, such as those made from seaweed gelatin or jelly Fish maw in broth Double-boiled ginseng and herbs in chicken ...

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