Sunday, December 3, 2017

Kar Lui Peng

I received this box of kar lui peng from my friend who is going to get married. Traditionally these pastries form part of the gifts that the bridegroom will send to the bride to be given to the bride's relatives and friends.

Inside the box, there is a red pastry and a yellow pastry. They are bought from TK bakery.

The skin is quite flaky.

The yellow one has lotus paste fillings and the red one has red bean fillings. In a way, they are very similar to those moon cakes with layered flaky pastry skins.

10 comments:

  1. Nice. We do not have this traditional practice here, the Foochows.

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    1. Thanks for highlighting this. I thought it is the same across the board.

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  2. Recently I also received one box from my office colleague but it was creamy cakes instead. I would prefer yours. In the olden days they gave so many types of traditional biscuits instead. My mum used to receive them and I ate them all as a small boy! LOL
    I heard that this practise originated from China to give relatives who had to travel home after the weddings and that would take them up to 1 week by road. No kidding.

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    1. Oh, have they modernized it to be creamy cakes now? Thanks for letting me know about its origins.

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  3. When I got married, we didn't follow this traditional because ours was a very simple one.

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    1. Me too. Just sign the papers only!

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  4. More of a Cantonese custom? But I don't know much on these, only heard of recently in my hubby's family.

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    1. But my friend and her husband both are not cantonese.

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    2. Dunno la then. My family isn't much into all these customs.

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    3. I am not into all those traditional customs too.

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