At Ngah's we had laksa Johor for lunch as well as other kuih-muih. By 2.30pm the 20 of us were ready to go; muat in 4 cars we convoyed heading to the heart of KL. We arrived 10 mts early. Good eh?
The majlis merisik started soon after we arrived. Abg M as the father of my nephew was represented by Imam Nor while the girl was represented by her own father. Imam Nor cited the doa to kick off the majlis as well as after the whole thing ended. Couldn't help it but we ladies felt very sebak (for several reasons) during part of the session (except during makan time, hehe).
Makan time at the girl's side was awesome with array of delicious food to whet our appetite. Talk of the evening was about kueh lopes, hehe. It was not made using the pulut yet it tasted so yummy. Lopes is best eaten with concentrated gula melaka sauce (never2 with cair bair sauce). Looks like all of us were crazy over the lopes, hehe melampau taw! The tuan rumah macam tau2 aje, they tapau'ed some for us to bring home. Alhamdulillah.
The hantaran do was a simple affair. Ndja was given the task to decorate the hantaran. Our side presenting 5 dulangs while the girl gave 7 in return.. but ntah camana, they gave extra dulang which include the delicious traditional kueh such as dodol, wajik, halwa maskat and a 3-layered butter cake.
Fondant cake for the girl
By 6pm we were back at Ngah's place. The atmosphere was a ceria one; we talk, we eat, we gurau and we mingle. Another dose of hari raya mood.
The evening ended with a blast (kononnyalah) after we paksa the birthday boy (who thinks he is still 36) to cut the 3-layered butter cake. Pinjam kek bertunang sat dengan izin, hehe. He wanted a fondant cake, remember? but all the same, that borrowed cake is as good or even better than the fondant one.
After makan we continued with our yearly muzakarah .. What about?? *whisper* another makan session.