The Occasional Epicure

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Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Singapore - sabo-ing the groom

Last August RJ and I visited Singapore for my friends' wedding. It was way before I had ever even set eyes upon a food blog. But because food is one of my favourite things about Singapore, I ended up taking some photos of things we ate.

At our friends' wedding the happy couple visited each of the 30 tables of guests to take a photo and receive all of our good wishes. Tradition dictates that some guests (young hooligan friends, prankster colleagues etc.) can attempt to sabo the couple. Sabo (pronounced "sar-bo") is an abbreviation of sabotage used in Singlish.

Of course our table wanted to get into the spirit! We came up with the brilliant idea of making a chocolate and chilli sandwich for the groom to eat. During his speech he had said that he would always take good care of his new wife. So we asked him to prove that he'd do anything for her and eat our sandwich...




Chilli choc treat for the groom

The sandwich was washed down with a glass of red wine and a Coke. He was a very good sport about it, especially considering such a thing would never happen at a wedding in his native France!

8 Comments:

  • At 8:31 am, Blogger yuvakuran said…

    Good. The forgotten taste of my past. Thank you.

     
  • At 3:09 pm, Blogger Jimmy Trinket said…

    Hmmmm, Chilli chocolate, sounds like a hot a date for your tastebuds, and a rumble in the jungle for ya belly!

     
  • At 9:54 pm, Blogger Helen (AugustusGloop) said…

    You cruel brilliant cheeky people! =)

     
  • At 12:20 pm, Blogger Kelly said…

    Hi Yuvakuran, thanks for dropping by! Glad you enjoyed the post.

    Hi JT, I'm sure it wasn't as enjoyable as those chilli Tim Tams. Have you tried them?

    Hi AG, I don't know who was meaner - us or the people at the next table...

    They made the groom stand on a chair and blindfolded the bride with a serviette. Then they gave her a raw egg (cold from the fridge) and had her pass it up the inside of the groom's pants leg and down the other leg.

    It was hilarious to watch but I felt very nervous for them. It wouldn't be very nice to have raw broken egg inside your tailor-made suit pants!

    She managed to complete the task without breaking the egg, which was a big relief for everyone!

     
  • At 11:35 pm, Blogger Helen (AugustusGloop) said…

    Oh my goodness! That IS a good one!

    Btw, I've tagged you for this Childhood Food Memories Meme. I'd love to hear about what you grew up with!

     
  • At 6:36 pm, Anonymous suze said…

    tee hee chilli chocolate! i actually bought some from the david jones chocolate counter and wow it was spicy!

     
  • At 9:22 am, Blogger Kelly said…

    Hey AG, it only got funnier after dinner when all the young people ("no parents allowed!") followed the couple up to their suite and sabo-ed them some more...

    Hi Suze, thanks for dropping by. In the *right proportions* I think it's a nice combination :)

     
  • At 1:03 pm, Blogger deborah said…

    What a great idea for a sandwich! LOL

    No doubt some trendy cafe will introduce it on their menu one day

     

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