Saturday, November 6, 2010

The Wedding Feast

Tako and tapai, downed with frothing teh tarik..

One for the album, with the beaming newlyweds...


From left: Yatt, Sheila, Kay and Kama hamming it up for Pak Abu's camera..


The kiddies brigade...

Zai (extreme right) with her Mona Lisa half-smile....



The food was fine, the company more so. But it was the "tapai-tako-bubur kacang" combo that had me tied to the lavender-hued tablecloth for a good half hour, oblivious to the ceaseless prattle and laughter around me.

Oh, how I loved wedding feasts, especially the traditional kind held in the front yard of the host's own home, with coloured canopies for seat and shade and a "bersanding" dais bedecked with flowers and trimmings.

It was this type of "kenduri kampung", where young men high on testosterone rush sit by the fence to indulge in flirty banters with comely lasses whilst the karaoke system blasted one's eardrums, that had me hankering for more.

Blogger Ezza (bicara simuffin biru) and husband Aziz married off their eldest girl, Umi Hazlin, in Klang today and a coterie of makcik bloggers, including a couple from out-of-town, turned up to honour the occasion.

Ipoh-based blogger Pi Bani (of pitwist)was already in town to attend her nephew's nuptials whilst Seremban-based, baking enthusiast Zai made the trip just so she could be with fellow cyber scribes.

Among those I discerned were NanaDJ (just back from her week-long European sojourn), Kay-Leeda of Sembang at Kay's, Yatt of No Time Off, 'Kitchen Guardian' Yani, Lia, Myra, Wanshana, 'Superwoman' Sheila and a couple more whose blog names escaped me.

Pak Abu and I got off to a shaky start; we left home after Zohor and arrived in Klang in good time, but missed the junction and had to make a U-turn. We cruised to the housing area, spotted the canopies from afar, and parked the car by the roadside.

I heaved a sigh of relief, opened the door, and got a right and proper 'kampung" welcome; I walked smack into a clump of young banana trees, narrowly missing a tree stump. Anyway, you can always depend on the klutz in me to spice up a dull day.

The makcik bloggers had earlier decided to arrive past 2pm so we could have some chitchat time with Ezza, but the feast was still in full swing by the time Pak Abu and I got there at 3pm.

Mother of the bride looked beat but happy. Father of the bride was his usual laidback self; he graciously greeted us at the entrance and ushered us to where the bloggers had grouped themselves.

After the customary salam, hugs and kisses, I wasted no time in making a beeline for the food. The biryani was tasty, so were the accompaniments; ayam masak merah, rendang, acar, papadom crackers...

Then I saw bubur kacang, and tapai, and tako. Friends were immediately consigned to the backseat whilst yours truly 'layan' her appetite. [By the way, Ezza, the tapai's fermentation was perfect. Ask me, a self-professed tapai connoisseur].

Food and friends aside, the wedding of Ezza & Aziz's daughter was a merry affair and we were grateful to be amongst the invitees. Thank you both for having us.

Who knows, we may just come this way again to celebrate the arrival of your first grandchild...

8 comments:

tireless mom said...

I agree with you that the tapai was perfect. Wanted to have another one but macam malu lah pulak. How come I didn't see the tako? ....

Congrats kak Ezza and abg Aziz for mendapat menantu yg pertama. Yeay to Kak Puteri for posting this.

Cat-in-Sydney said...

WWWAAAAAHHHH!!!!
Aunty Puteri,
All the cats are jealous yang tidak terhingga. purrr....meow!

kay_leeda said...

Hu hu...missed the dessert coz I was too busy yakking away (like always)

Indeed it was a beautiful kenduri. Food was perfect TEN coz I saw from the corner of my eyes my other three's going for seconds and perhaps thirds :O

Congratulations to the bride & groom and Mak & Pak pengantin :)

zaitgha said...

Kak Puteri,

I was telling the hubby abt the nice food we had yesterday....lama dah tak rasa lauk kenduri yg sedap...btw, tahniah pada Kak Ezza and Abang Aziz.....and one more thing your description of my smile kat gambar tuh reminded me of an old flame....he said that to me all the time ha ha ha....masa muda2 dulu lah.....

Wan Sharif said...

Would like to record my gratitude to Puan Ezza and En. Aziz for inviting and receiving me and my family (yang belum pernah bersua muka sebelum ini) as their guest at the kenduri..
Regrets for not meeting Lady K and other bloggers...
Selamat sambut menantu pertama to Puan Ezza and En. Aziz dari Ayoh Wang sekeluarga..

Kama At-Tarawis said...

TM - Yatt, sedap kan? I balun ajer dua tiga.. no malu wan.. Tako tu saya pun tak tau datang dari mana, dah terhidang on the table..

Cat - jangan jelesss...!

Kay - hwehehe kay, you memang good company, very entertaining.. i like to see people enjoying their food kat kenduri kawin..

Zai - see, even I think along the same line.. pity you had to go off earlier.. kami dok lepak sembang2..

Wan - insyaallah ada opportunity lagi untuk bertemu..

the witch's broo said...

khenduri kahwin -- always a place to meet old friends, and new...

and when the food is good -- that's a bonus!

Kama At-Tarawis said...

broo - you couldn't be more right! and makcik bloggers have always been good company..