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Friday, 6 November 2015

A Chinese Wedding & Dinner at The Golden Sun Restaurant in Kuchai Lama



Have you received any "red bombs" lately? Usually when comes year end, there will be a lot of "red bombs" dropped. You know what is "red bombs" right? It's actually a good thingy...a.k.a. Wedding Invitation.

Yup last month we received a "Red Bomb" I got to see how a  traditional Chinese Wedding is done. Not really traditional la but it incorporated most of the Chinese wedding elements la. If truly wanna follow the traditional way...adui.... will be a lot lo.

We were invited by the Groom side. When we arrived, the Groom and his buddies had already gone out to fetch the bride.
 
Before the Groom and the Bride arrive, the parents of the groom got ready some prayer items with the help from a staff of a one-stop wedding centre.

Manyak terrer leh. Mamarazzi didn't know have such thing leh. This One-stop Centre caters for everything....from morning buffet for the morning session, photographers and videographers, prayer items, tea ceremony items and even "Dai Kum Jie" for hire!

"Dai Kum Jie" (大妗姐), is something like Chaperon for the Bride. In the old days, Dai Kum Jie have to be some one that is happily married with loads of children. Dai Kum Jie during the whole ceremony will have to speak auspicious words and help to guide the Groom and Bride through the ceremony.


When the wedding car arrived, with guidance from the Dai Kum Jie ; a male child from the Groom side gave some mandarin oranges to the new couple through the window. Not very sure what it means but maybe mandarin orange is called "Kum" in Chinese...maybe means "Gold". Could be symbolise bringing gold to the family.

The new Couples then gave him and Angpau (red packet) and he opens the car doors for the new Couple.

All these while the Dai Kum Jie non-stop saying auspicious words and they proceed to pray for blessing.

Then comes the Tea Ceremony. Not going to post up photo of the Tea Ceremony as it was kinda private . Basically the Groom and Bride gave tea to their elders and their elders gave them gifts or Angpau in return. Guess, you have seen many Tea  Ceremony in television drama to know how it went lah.

Next was the family photography session .



Next comes the fun part.....Breaking the "Potty" . My first time seeing. Everyone went into the Groom and Bride bedroom.

They had this "potty" wrapped with red paper. The male child have to break the red paper and retrieve fruit from the potty. Of course the potty is a brand new one lah.

The Dai Kum Jie was saying something about having child early and etc .



Then both the Groom and Bride rolled the fruit on the bed. Also something about having children early lah.



Followed by a male and female child were asked to roll on the bed pulak.  It sure looks fun. 

All the rolling here and there...i see i also feel tired liao lor. . Whole morning with all the ceremony and stuffs like that. Sure looks a lot of work getting married and that is only the first half. 


Jughead must replenish energy liao.. Lucky, the buffet serve got loads of yummy food. Main thing...got "noodles"! Okay la...not noodles la but got bihun also can la.

They even have Cendol leh! Fuiyoh...best lah.

Rested for awhile. The come the second half pulak. Wah...I see the Bride and Groom no rest at all. They had to fast fast eat some lunch then the Make-up artist and hairdresser came already to get them ready for the evening reception.

Me...easy la... just a quick shower and a change of cloth... sprayed some "toilet water" .
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Ah.....must not miss my "ketiak". Gonna be running here and there in the restaurant and be the "usher". Yeah.,...Mamarazzi got roped in to be one of the receptionist for the dinner.

Stationed by the door, Mamarazzi collect angpau money let Guests know their table assignment. When they know their table number, I took them to their table. Errr....that was my assignment la from Mamarazzi. That is till I found out that there is free flow of soft drink that night.

When I got to know about it...I "guai-guai" went to our table and sat down. I kept pestering the waitress for orange juice...according to Mamarazzi's friends who were at the same table lah.

 
Receptionist job over liao. And time to MAKAN!!!


First dish......four season....yummy according to Mamarazzi. By then I was hyper with sugar rush liao la. And too much water liao....kept going to toilet to relief myself and also find excuses to kaypoh here and there.

Next dish was special. Double boiled Chicken soup with dried scallop and codycep. We don't usually get this at wedding. Sure  is something fresh.

Again....went to washroom....to wash hands.

Usually at weddings, there will be leftover when comes to chicken dish but this time....habis makan all. I love the crispy chicken skin.

Again run to the washroom to....errr....forgotten the reason liao..

 
When I came back the waitress cleared my plate liao.

Grrrr!!! Mamarazzi why you never stop them leh...I haven't finish leh. But by that time, Mamarazzi was turning red as a lobster liao due to the wine served.

 
 One of Mamarazzi wacky friend "Selfie-ing" or snapping photo of a "lobster"..  Muhahahaha..

The Steamed Tiger Grouper was also very popular. I know some of you are scared of the "tiger" mouth so  hide it lo.

Not interested on fish....run to kacau Mamarazzi's friend's son. 

Tiger Prawns. Surprisingly there was some leftover wor. It was fresh but guess people are more health concious nowadays. Worried about cholesterol. Mamarazzi sapu the rest la. Peel some for me  leh.

 
 As usual...there was a break for "YUM SING". It's toasting session where everyone yelled shout at the top of their voice.. YUMMMMMMMMMM SINGGGGGGGGG!

I yelled so loud till my voice was hoarse the next day . It was fun. **LOL**


I like the mushroom and broccoli dish. Oppss..i mean i like the broccoli. 


Again went and "kaypoh" with one of Mamarazzi's Lenglui friend. But too bad she is already married  with sons...no daughters..yet.

Then new couple with their parents came to our table for another toastiung session...YUMMMMMM SINNNNNGGGGGGG SINNNNG SIIIIIIIINNNNNGGGGG!


With all the yum sing-ing around and the lovely dishes earlier on, everyone were too full to finish all of the Glutinous Rice liao. Even Papa who love Glutionious rice had to surrender liao.
 




Last two dishes...refreshing sweet Thong Sui, Mochi and crispy pancakes. 



Yikes! Last dish already ah? I barely ate anything leh ..too busy running here and there kaypoh-ing. .....wait up!!!Don't clear yet.....I wanna eat some  more leh....

 


78 comments:

  1. Good time, good people and good food! Lovely photos. Can't beat that! :)

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    1. Thanks Linda. Ya hard o get everyone together. Only during wedding function can meet up

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  2. "Grrrr!!! Mamarazzi why you never stop them leh...I haven't finish leh." hahahaha.. this is so cute..

    this post full of food made me super hungry ler.. i want the desserts.. all 3 of them... why so good one ah? normally only serve one of these right?

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    1. Food at this restaurant memang known to be taste good

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  3. Wahhh... small kuching turning into big kuching soon! You have grown taller. :)

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  4. The traditional Chinese wedding may require a lot of effort and hardwork but it is a joyous celebration and great experience for all.

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    1. Yes..interesting to see these. But they don;t really follow strictly la. Not that stress

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  5. Wow! That makes the weddings I've been to seem absolutely BORING!!!!
    I really did enjoy this post! Felt almost like I was there and I would have LOVED the food!!!

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    1. It's different from western wedding. :)

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  6. Don't have girls rolling on the bed, boys only...then can have sons! :D :D :D

    You yam seng with what? Beer or brandy or whiskey? Muahahahaha!!!!

    Wah!!! Roast chicken with keropok, Long time no see. I would want to tapao the glutinous rice home. Did you do that? So sayang wor... Later, they throw it all away. I would love the prawns too - so rugi those people did not want to eat. Not that they would get to eat it every day mah. Once in a long while will not kill them. So silly! If allergic, of course, no choice lah.

    I see the food here - better than the dinners I have had at other places in KL. Next time, take me along, can? The food you had at the buffet also looks nice.

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    1. Sons only tak boleh jadi ni....one hand clap no sound leh.

      I yum seng with ribena LOL

      You wait for my wedding la....then can be guest of honor

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  7. Wah, everything looks fun and sedap.. Especially the food, hehe.. For wedding dinner, I always like the first and second one.. First 4 seasons or something like that, then the second "soup".. And then, desserts.. I love "woh peang".. Wah, banyak sedap la..

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    1. This restaurant punya food memang famous punya...:)

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  8. Good that they still keep the traditional of tea ceremony, the last time one of my cousin got married, he do away with the tea ceremony...

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    1. They didnt follow strictly la but still a good experience la.

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  9. So enjoyable.... Good that nowadays premier soup replace Sharkfins soup!

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  10. Since no tea ceremony, my mum save on the Ang Bao money for the tea ceremony

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    1. LOL...but also counted into the wedding dinner la for the ang pao

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  11. Got another cousin give red bomb for next year liao...

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    1. fuiyoh......good wor...so many "Good" event

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  12. I remember Lilian Too said if children roll on the bed then the couple will guarantee have kids. Looks like you had a lot of fun!

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    1. This one not from Lilian too ...but this has been a custom for long time already

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  13. Fascinating to read about the customs for marriage and then of course the best part in any wedding is the feaast that follows!!

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    1. The feast...of course...cant miss that....

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  14. I'm impressed you got to take photos of all the dishes!

    I kena 3 bombs leh in December! OMG! My wallet dry liao!

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    1. hahahaha....coz whole table know blog kaki mah.

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  15. all these wedding traditions (I feel) is mostly for the old folks and the kids only..

    every time I attend one of these, I'm also exhausted just watching this, let alone be a part of it.

    Also nice to see different dishes at wedding dinners... I don't know how people who have way more weddings to go to than me do it..

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    1. now many old folk modern punya lo...ask the kids no need to do all these

      Can be tiring la all these but once in a lifetime only...hentam lo

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  16. Haha! Yeah I can actually see the difference in skin tone in the two photos - one is more flushed. :)

    The food looks good. I'm getting one as well, next month, it's my cousin (very close cousin) so I have to fly home to attend the wedding. A lot of people getting married this year eh?

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    1. Yea...coz of the long holidays and also some fortune tellers giving "good dates" all at year end.

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  17. The ceremony reminded of my bro's wedding last year. My 2 sons had the honor to roll on bed. Haha. And in a cousin wedding, my son has to pee into the potty as well. Lol.

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    1. yikes...pee in the potty..... LOL....must be quite nervous for him

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  18. They should have asked you and Papa Kaldip to roll on the bed while Mamarazzi should be the Dai Kum Jie. She so cleber to 8 one. Wakakaka

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    1. Only kids are allowed ler...LOL


      Mamarazzi's CB mouth how to be DKJ leh ,...

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  19. I love to attend wedding dinners when the right friends or relatives share the same table. There would be so much gossips and laughters over the good food.

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    1. ya wor...if same "lane" then can talk nineteen to dozens

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  20. We also received 2 red bombs! It is interesting but tiring to watch the traditional type of wedding. I like the 1st dish and the last one, the tong sui and pancake. The food portion looks big.

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    1. a lot of work but worth the peace of mind .

      Yes, the food portion there are big . Taste good too

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  21. It looks like the time of the year for happy occasion is here again.

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  22. I've never heard of "red bombs" before. Thank you for taking us to the wedding!

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    1. Over here ...mostly for chinese ..wedding invitation comes in a red envlope . Hence we nickname it as "red bomb".

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  23. wah.. the morning ceremony and the dinner together in one day, surely very tiring leh.. because it's like one whole day before the sun rises and then almost just before the sun rises again, hahaha!! errr, Uncle SK over the stage where he will receive "red bomb" often lah, or maybe 20 years later will be receiving again lah, not from friends but children of friends, haha~~ :D

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    1. usually it's the same day punya lor. Ya lor....have to wake up before sun up...till sun down also not yet finish leh. Tiring but once in a lifetime only lo.

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  24. yalor, all the rituals and traditions of wedding.. but i think now people also don't follow exactly but try to be simple and make things easy.. best of all, wedding planner can actually help with a one-stop service, last time people wedding more susah lah, have to run here and there.. but now everything serviced by the wedding planner leh.. more senang lor~~

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    1. I think these 1 stop wedding centre really helps lor. at least no need to run here and there find the things needed. Hey! they even have the wedding yum cha punya teas set ready wor

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  25. kids sure very excited about wedding ceremony lah, because there will be other kids and then there will be many things they have not seen before.. most importantly, if they do not behave, chances are that they will not be scolded because not auspicious mah, hahaha!! but when they grow up and become the brothers or sisters of the couple, they will now how tiring and exhausting it is, we are all having that experience i suppose.. :)

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    1. hahaha bet you have had many time jadi bro of the groom. habis kena the bridesmaid torture muhahahaha

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  26. wedding dinner, aiyah, so long that Uncle SK have not been to one already lah.. actually sometimes kind of miss the wedding dinner lah, cos can eat till you cannot take it anymore, hahaha!! though the dishes are similar and usually already stuffed to the brim starting from the 5th dish and the rest of the dishes even left untouched.. Uncle SK loves the first dish the most lah, always a platter, and probably because everyone is already hungry waiting, sure tastes more delicious and always sapu habis one..

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    1. yea....usually dishes more or less the same. Hence this round was surprise see the soup served was double boiled soup instead of the thick sharkfin or crab meat soup

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  27. great day! love wedding! always looking forward for the food.

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    1. Long day....yup ...certainly happy with the food galore there :)

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  28. What fun pics, and good looking food too

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  29. Mamarazzi is so pretty!! Almost cannot recognize after makeup and rosy cheeks... hehehe... This wedding served very good food, I notice... now everything I see also looks so yummy geh....

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  30. Why Small Kuching was not joining to roll on the bed, I am sure the newly weds love to have many cutie small kuching. lol!

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    1. Cannot simply roll leh. Have to the kid with the correct animal sign with the bride and groom baru can roll LOL

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  31. Wow~ The wedding was so traditional eh~
    Got breaking the pot...
    Children rolling on the bed...

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    1. Most Chinese wedding will have this. LOL

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  32. Weddings are fun and happy moment for everyone. But these days the way people belanja, ang pow also must get bigger. Nice food but seem the common food at most Chinese weddings.

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    1. Angpau have to be bigger to cover the per head cost for the dinner. Now one table of 10 person is already minimum RM800. With GST...lagi teruk

      Chinese dinner must have the usual Fish , chinese meat and prawns. Only difference is how they cook it.

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  33. Many of us, these oldies, have gone through this process.

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    1. yup.... but old days don't have one stop centre . Had to go to various shop to get everything ogether

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  34. Yes, got a few weeding receptions to attend this month and next, big hole in the wallet, hoho!

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    1. LOL....sure big hole.... but once in a lifetime event... when we got married they also do they kena bomb

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  35. during my sister's wedding last year it's only tea ceremony..the rest tadak...coz mix marriage liao hahaha....

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    1. hahaha....yea some friend also did away with all these. Only tea ceremony remains. The rest just buffet dinner

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  36. Aiyo lobster Mamarazzi failed you at crucial moments. :p :p

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  37. Always interesting to see a traditional wedding. I have never heard of any with the potty thingy and bed rolling. Food looks amazing!

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    1. Mamarazzi did away with the potty thing during her wedding but got big kid jumping on the bed.

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