Today was the day for “Guo Da Li” (过大礼). This important gesture usually takes place about 2 weeks before the actual wedding day.
So bright and early this morning, the boy, together with his mum’s sister (acting as the ‘matchmaker’) turned up at my family home bearing traditional gifts.
Ok, I have to admit that I was lazy tired so I slept in and did not partake in the ‘festivities’. Then again, I didn’t exactly need to be present mah…
And possibly the most importantof all (other than the dowry), the roasted pig.
Tradition states that the bride family needs to chop up the pig, keep the centre bit and return the rest (head and tail) to the groom’s family.
Part of the gifts were these traditional cakes. I’ve never seen such traditional ones!
In case you’re looking for traditional biscuits, you can check out this place:
Thye Lee Confectionery
Blk 108 #01-1283
Hougang Ave 1
Tel: 6288 9514