Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Wedding Dinner

The wedding dinner was at the Li Garden Restaurant (梨菀大酒家) at Hock Lee Centre, Kuching. It is one of my favourite  restaurant serving good authentic Chinese food at a reasonable price. 

For the wedding dinner that night, the food (10 courses) was excellent - as always. However, there were two outstanding dishes and both are my faves!

The Cold Platter ...

and the Peking Duck....

The Peking Duck served in this restuarnt is probably the best of all the Peking duck dishes served in various restaurants in Malaysia or Singapore and certainly better than those I have eaten in Beijing!


Thursday, November 24, 2011

Another Family Wedding

Today is the 29th day of the Tenth Moon and there is a wedding in the family again.

The first female of the 30th Generation (三十世) of our branch of the Peng (彭) Family getting married today is the granddaughter of my third brother and the eldest daughter of his second son.

The wedding ceremony is at the Sungai Maong Methodist Church. The groom is a Methodist Christian. The tea ceremony for the bride side was at the home of the bride at 12th Mile Kuching-Serian Road. Mum is the guest of honour there today.

A happy Mum with the bride, her great-grand daughter.

 Great-grand mother accepting the offer of a cup of tea from the newly-wedded couple.

Mum with her grandson, father of the bride.
Mum taking a rest after a hectic morning.

Mum with the newly-married couple.

 The wedding dinner will be held tonight.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Preparing for Year of the Dragon

The Lunar New Year of 2012 is the year of the Dragon or Chinese Year 4709 or 4649 depending on who is counting :-) It is only about 9 weeks away. 

Every year, on behalf of my mum, we will make cookies for distribution to relatives and friends. We need to decide what cookies we should have  and the following four met her and our approval for taste and texture.

Final selections .......

My mum likes strong warm colours like pink or red for Lunar New Year. So her choice is to change the green mint chocolate to the pink strawberry chocolate! We may add some decors like silver /gold dragees or hundreds-thousands to the other cookies.

Baking in our kitchens will begin in earnest after Christmas. usually we include one canister each of the four varieties in the gift pack. Each year, we have to bake some or more forty sets :-O

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


Heading to Singapore - my first visit in 11 years, a long time considering that I spent 8.5 years there in the 1980's. A lot of catching up to do with old friends! Will update on my return.