Saturday, November 30, 2013

A feast, day or night

It is that time of the year where many weddings will be held.  Everyone is rushing to get married before the New Year.  I have attended few weddings this year in Sibu.  3 weddings to be exact, and did not count those relatives' and friends' weddings that I missed out, it was around 7 in total. 

Most receptions that I attended are dinners. Seldom been to lunch reception other than my SIL's wedding early of the year.  It is not such a culture in Kuching to have lunch receptions for weddings, but pretty common over here.  Or maybe we have a lot of venues in Kuching unlike in Sibu.  But still, we have to make early reservation for venue like a year or so in advance.  I remember I confirmed my wedding reception hall in a hotel about 8 months in advance.

My brother is getting married next year in September while a cousin is having his in June.  My brother has booked his venue last month, as most venues that he wanted initially has all been booked.  So we would be going back to Kuching for the 2 wedding receptions.

Ok, enough of wedding talk for now.  *wink*

Last night we had a sumptuous feast at home, as a friend is back from China with her Chinese hubby and baby. They are back for a wedding reception this afternoon.

We tapau-ed dishes from Hai Bing Restaurant at Jalan Maju.  The friend wanted to eat crabs but unfortunately they did not have crabs last night.  Or probably has been pre-booked by patrons??  So, we ordered other seafood instead. 

I enjoyed its bamboo clams in curry and spicy lemongrass and soy sauce cockles very much.  Very fresh.  And also the river snails that I used to love to suck as a kid, but always have problems sucking the flesh out from the shell!  Lol!

Bamboo clams

River snails


Cockles
Our dinner costs RM140.00 which is rather pricey to me.  But I guess that is the price of seafood in Sibu. 

9 comments:

Sharon D said...

That's a yummy spread of seafood, Rose!

Weddings, Christmas, New Year. Festivities or feast-ivities? All include great feasting ^.^

suituapui said...

Oh, Hai Bing! Memang famous expensive once especially the crabs!

suituapui said...

*expensive one*

Hayley said...

That's quite a lot of seafood!!

angeline ong said...

I call that river snail as balitong. I love to suck it too. Hard to get it nowadays....

angeline ong said...

Seafood feast leh.... Looks good.

wenn said...

hi, you missed a post of mine 5th-day-in-uk.

Willie a.k.a Reptoz said...

I've not attended any wedding reception in the afternoon.

mun said...

What a seafood meal! I think I have eaten the river snails when I was very very very young. That's what I have been told, don't remember it at all.