Dear friends, 😀
Today, my husband’s nephew got married! 😀 For the Chinese, weddings and the birth of a baby are considered the most auspicious occasions in one’s life. It is a ceremony that is usually steeped in traditions and customs but in this modern age, most weddings have been much simplified in ceremony but one thing remains the same throughout the generations ===> a lavish meal for guests and relatives. After the wedding ceremony, there is usually a lunch followed by a dinner served by the bridegroom’s family.
However, this month is the Chinese lunar 8th month, a month that is traditionally as a very auspicious month to get married in and most restaurants are fully booked for wedding dinners. As such, this nephew has to hold a wedding lunch banquet instead of dinner. 😀
So, after attending the wedding ceremony at the nephew’s home, we proceeded to a restaurant located in one of the golf clubs in town, for a lavish 9-course sit down meal. Wow, this meant that I have been feasting from 1pm until 3 pm 🙄 😆 because the dishes are served one at a time at about 15-20 minutes intervals. This was what we had at the wedding lunch :-
1) Pearl Five Hot and Cold Combination (deep fried prawns, jellyfish salad, stirfried kung pao squid, fish rolls, crabmeat balls)
2) Braised Shark’s Fin Soup with Crab Roe
3) Fried Tiger Prawns with Butter
4) Steamed Mandarin Fish with Soy Sauce
5) Sesame Crispy Roasted Chicken
6) Sauteed 3-Type Mushrooms with Dried Scallops
7) Steamed Yam & Rice in Lotus Leaf
8 ) Sea Coconut, Jelly & Lemon Sweet Drink Dessert
9) Shanghai Pancake filled with Lotus Paste, Cendol Coconut Jelly
We are so stuffed full by the time the wedding lunch ended…we are all thinking that we are going to skip dinner tonight! 😆 It is not usual for us to eat this much for lunch indeed!! 🙄 😆 There was no pork served because this restaurant is a “halal” one, i.e. Muslims can have their meals there. 😉
Oh I almost forgot to tell you …. Here is another funny story.
This morning, my family and I were going to nephew’s house which was located in a new housing estate in the suburbs of KL to attend his wedding. We have only been to his house once last time but it was another nephew that brought us there due to the complicated route to their house.
Despite having some instructions on how to go there, we got lost. Even as I was calling my other nephew again on my cellphone, I was worried there as I didn’t even know how to tell him where we were because we were so lost.
Then a strange and funny thing happened – we were stopped at a T-junction when suddenly we saw a wedding car procession whizzed by right in front of us!! It was our nephew and his bride!! We were saved! All we needed to do then was to follow the wedding car procession. Easy!
My husband and children were all laughing so hard because of the sheer luck of it all. In my heart, I thanked the Pi Yao (a feng shui placement) in our car for coming to our rescue!
Much peace and laughter to all,