3D2N Muar Day 2 : Tay Ching Hwa, Adeline Kee, Wedding, Donald and Lily Nyonya Food

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06.38 am – Roomie and I woke up.

Started grooming ourselves for Ching Hwa’s big day.

Only brought a pair of Converse and flip flops.

06.45 am – All set and ready to rock!

06.50 am – First time in my life ever

having breakfast in 7 Eleven.

So was everyone else.

07.18 am – Arrived in Ching Hwa’s house and

he started handing out ribbons to tie at the car door handles.

And also a red paper in the shape of love to stick to the car windscreens.

The main car, the super cool Lexus R35, decorated with ribbons.

Matching teddies at the front of the hood.

07.28 am – Left Ching Hwa’s house.

We followed behind.

All 4 of us. For some reason, Ching Hwa arranged his entourage of cars to be even in number.

07.43 am – Arrived at Adeline’s temporary house in Muar. She’s from Klang by the way.

Imma get me a wife today!

Such an awesome shot of the man.

07.46 pm – And the games began.

Soon enough, we were just outside of Adeline’s room.

Ching Hwa made a call and next thing you know,

Adeline appeared!

Sho shweeeet~

Group picture with his brothers.

Adeline’s family.

Adeline’s parents accompanying her to

the car.

08.55 am – Arrived back at the groom’s house.

I was so hungry I ate whatever layed out on the table.

So was everyone else.

Meanwhile, Ching Hwa was doing his thing inside. The traditional ceremony procedures.

09.43 am – After we filled up our stomachs, we just hung around the house.

A very cool portrait of everyone by using Kar Fei’s cool 50mm f/1.8 prime lens.

11.00 am – A last portrait of everyone before

we went back to our inn for a nap.

The awesome view from my room.

My sleeping roomie.

12.30 pm – Began our 1 hour journey from Muar to Melaka to spend the rest of the afternoon. It was Ching Hwa’s advise to go Melaka as there is nothing of interest to do in Muar.

02.01 pm – Arrived at the town center of Melaka.

For Donald and Lily’s nyonya food.

The kitchen with a squarish opening in the ceiling. Much like many of the colonial houses in Penang.

Us.

Super cendol. Almost like Penang Road’s. ALMOST.

The food was completely walloped in 5 minutes.

03.12 pm – Arrived at Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall.

The place is stuffed with lots and lots of mini shop lots.

I just couldn’t help myself.

All time favourite bubble milk tea.

07.40 pm – Arrived at the SUPER HUGE SKT Banquet Hall in Muar for Ching Hwa’s wedding dinner.

It was really spacious inside.

The backdrop of the stage.

Our table.

Mini cake.

The menu.

Red wine and beer were the 2 alcohol served that night.

07.55 pm – In came the newlyweds, signaling the start of food being served.

The four seasons was actually good!

So was the shark’s fin soup that came in

readily divided bowls.

Our of nowhere, this fella appeared and started pouring Chivas into everyone’s glasses.

The prawns…. ~fuh~

The suckling pig… ~fuh~

The pomfret… ~fuh~

Sea cucumber.. so yum!

Abalone… delicious~!

Egg tarts!!!!

08.45 pm – And then the wine pouring session began.

After Ching Hwa was done with toasting on the stage,

he began the REAL toasting on the floor.

One by one till he reached our table.

Discussing about his Eurotrip. Jelesnyaaaaaa 👿

Stole a moment of their time and took a picture.

10.30 pm – The second couple that got married that night.

The third couple that got married that night.

The married couple by the arch, thanking guests as they left.

Group picture!

Individual pictures!

10.52 pm – Had bubble milk tea by the corner of the road in Muar as we didn’t know where else to go.

11.47 pm – Arrived on our beds. So early!!

Noticed an arrow stuck to a corner of the ceiling.

Kiblat is says.

01.30 am – zzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzz

The Thursday Granny Turned 80

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09.49 am – Butter kaya toasts,

oats and

soft boiled eggs for breakfast.

12.20 pm – Treated granny to Peng Yang’s

chicken rice

of Lorong Hijau 5 for lunch.

The 2nd MOST DELICIOUS kiam chai boey in the world.

The MOST DELICIOUS white chopped chicken in the world.

Lunch.

So delicious that you’ll order a second helping. 👿

05.37 pmPower Training @ ZeroFitness.

08.10 pm – Went to Gurney Drive’s Corner Club for her 80th brithday dinner. I remember when I was small, like 5 years old, my grandfather (her husband) used to bring me here after picking me up from kindy, for lunch. We’d usually have the private room to ourselves. I’d always arrange 3 chairs in a line and take a nap while he socializes with the waitresses. 😈

We had paus,

four seasons,

genuine shark’s fin soup (a lot of hotels are discouraging it nowadays),

2 types pork,

fish,

2 types chicken,

fish maw with broccoli and mushrooms and

longan with sea coconut for the 8 course meal.

10.20 pm – Hopped on over to my aunt’s house to check out the super awesome RM400 nyonya basket cake (contact me for your custom cake needs) and to also

play with Hugo the dog.

Happy 80th Birthday, Ah Ngin!

12.00 am – zzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzz

The Sunday I Ate At Starview Restaurant

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12.30 pm – Went over to Starview Restaurant at New World Park for lunch. The food here was AWESOME!! DELICIOUS!!! (but expensive)

Tossed yee sang into the air with chopsticks while saying auspicious wishes out loud to mark the start of a prosperous new year and it’s customary that the higher you toss, the greater your fortunes for the year.

Shark’s fin soup.

Four seasons.

Found hair.

Steamed fish in soy sauce.

Seafood mix broccoli.

Roasted duck.

Fried rice.

Fried buns filled with

kaya.

Wet serviette wrapper looking like red packets.

We also celebrated my brother’s Chinese birthday.

03.00 pm – Collected the tickets.

03.30 pm – Watched Bride Wars. All the best parts of the movie is already shown in the trailer. ALL of them.

bride wars

FC Rating : 5/10

06.30 pm – Went over to Lintang Sungai Ara Enam’s Cherry Blossom for dinner.

We had scrambled eggs,

kerabu mango,

fried chickens,

deep fried water spinach,

fish cakes,

white tom yam and

green curry chicken. Ohhhhhhhh, the dishes were deliciously good!

08.30 pm – Walloped 3 pi pa dans

for my cough.

11.00 pm – zzzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Catherine Yew’s Wedding Dinner Was On This Thursday

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09.00 am – Woke up. Showered. Breakfast.

I suddenly had a craving for curry mee. And so I walked down to Mandarin Cafe and bought myself a bowl. ~fuh

mandarin cafe curry mee

10.00 am – Surfed around.

11.00 am – Watched Semi-Pro with bro.

semi pro

12.30 pm – Nap. Was feeling so damn sleepy.

02.00 pm – Had a late lunch.

economy dishes kedai makanan dan minuman island glades

03.00 pm – CS.

04.00 pm – Updated famouschris.

05.00 pm – Gym.

06.00 pm – Prepared for Catherine’s wedding dinner.

06.30 pm – After Andy, Tze Yang and Daniel arrived at my house, we went to pick up Anthony and headed for the bridge, towards Restoran Kim Hee.

07.00 pm – Arrived at Restoran Kim Hee for Catherine’s wedding dinner.

We parked quite a distance from the restaurant.

wakling to kim hee

After 5 minutes..

kim hee

Early early nia, Nicole already started her attempts to make us tipsy. Nicole ah…

nicole tan

The first of the Chinese 8 course meal. The Four Seasons. The 5 Options.

four seasons dish

Then came the shark’s fin soup.

shark's fin soup

shark's fin soup

A duck cooked in sweet n’ sour sauce + a duck cooked in IDHTCI.

2 types of duck

Sweet black sauced pork with deep fried mantou at the sides.
(Shit. It’s so damn long in English. In hokkien it’s simple. ‘Tuba manto’)

Sweet black sauced pork with deep fried mantou

We took a break to ‘Yam Seng’ with the bride, bridegroom, and their family.

yam seng with the bride, bridegroom, and their family

Stir fried tiger prawns with nestum.
(Cantonese, simple. Makpin ha! )

tiger prawns fried with nestum

I don’t like this dish. Brocolli, cauliflower, carrots, mushrooms and ‘take gaki’ stir fried with oyster sauce.
(In BM it’s sayur campur. Easy, isn’t it?)

Brocolli, cauliflower, carrots, mushrooms and 'take gaki' stir fried with oyster sauce

Fish cooked with asam pelai.

Fish cooked with sweet n' sour sauce

Ice cream cups for dessert.

ice cream cups

… and then she came again. Nicole ah…..

nicole tan

A group picture with the bride, Catherine Yew.

catherine yew yen teng

A review of the dishes in Catherine Yew Yen Teng’s wedding dinner (I can’t tell if Shawn was drunk or not)

10.30 pm – Journeyed home. Was raining like mad.

11.00 pm – Showered. Noticed a serious leak near the ceiling of the other room in my house.

roof leak

11.30 am – Chit chatted online with buddies.

01.00 am – Updated famouschris.

02.00 am – Dormir (Spanish for sleep).