Blissfully …March 8, 2010 | 6,766 views
Updated 16th Sept 2010 – This restaurant is now renamed as New She Lai Ton Restaurant. Not sure if it’s of the same management.
A Love Story – Of Nuptials & Food, Glorious Food @ Hee Lai Ton Restaurant, Ipoh
1. The dashing couple erm … dashing through the aisle. You know lah … how ‘punctual’ Chinese wedding dinners can be. 😉
2. And then the Four Seasons/Four Happiness/Four-whatever was served, predictably. After the relentless wait. (But seriously, it was not that daunting)
3. Then of course, after the first platter of appetizers was walloped in a flash, chopsticks crossing like swords and all, the soup ensued. It’s either shark’s fins, fish lips soup (direct translation lah … dunno what’s Yue Soon Kang is called), or some other variant.
4. Ooohhh … Motormouth’s personal favourite. Crackly skin and gamey, tender meat. Erm, at least the poor piglet died a purposed, fruitful death? (I’m sadistic, eh?)
5. Steamed fish normally arrives on the table, in the midst of the meal. If it arrives too late, everyone would be slow in chomping the fish up, hence the risk of cold, hardened flesh. This pomfret was a REALLY fat one, almost 2 inches thick.
6. Of course lah, no wedding dinner without prawns. Prawns in Cantonese is ‘Har’, resembling the sound one makes when laughing. Or something. So it’s auspicious okay? And don’t you just hate those who can effortlessly peel those shells with chopsticks alone?!!
7. By now, everyone would be either : Snapping photos like make-believe models, Releasing the button of the pants to open up the extra storage space, OR Digging into the plateful of fibres in a most phobic/guilty mode.
8. And when the glutinous rice/noodles/fried rice came at the end of the feast, you can see people requesting for plastic bags. No, NOT for the stomach to churn out excessive contents, but the “Ta Pau” (take-away) tradition comes into play here.
9. But Hee Lai Ton Restaurant makes a rather delightful version of red bean sweet soup (or was it black sesame/black glutinous rice instead? Hmm …), and those dainty morsels of chewy mochi & Tau Sar Pneah-like creations.
Congrats to the newly-weds. Yes, a post in a different direction from Motormouth. And no, I’m not sick, schizophrenic, nor running out of topic to write about. But given the fact that the groom has persevered with the most bizarre of Motormouth’s antics, from his most annoying horns-a-blaring orchestra ensemble while being asleep to his omnipresent needs to snap any and every dish throughout the countless excursions, I felt compelled to pen (or rather, type) this story down, since I probably won’t be uploading the photos to Facebook in the near future.
Hehehe … The lazy bones kick into action, more often than not.
HAPPY MONDAY, and remember this, being all gloomy and Monday blues-y will affect the mood of those around you. So DON’T be. Instead, think about the many eating opportunities you are going to have throughout the week! 😉
Hee Lai Ton Restaurant
No. 274, Jln Sultan Iskandar Shah,
Tel: 05-255 0737
Directly beside the roundabout connecting Jalan Sultan Iskandar Shah (Hugh Low Street), Jalan Raja Dr. Nazrin Shah (Jalan Gopeng), and Jalan Sultan Idris (Brewster Road).