The new generation of Foochows will no longer send out these traditional cakes to announce a forthcoming marriage.
However one can just buy a piece in any supermarket or mini-mart. It will be labelled "Foochow Sesame Cake" or "Foochow Wedding Cake". Many people are pleasantly surprised by the label.
I was given one piece the other day by an aunt who wanted to "amuse" me...and she said..."eat for fun...."
She also reminded me that if my daughter was ready to get married "her leh pian would be fragrant and ready to come out of the oven". When we analyse the Foochow dialect of the last generation there is much ethnographical knowledge to be tapped!
She also said that the ingredients are no longer the same without the traditional addition of pork fat and buah kundur (or winter melon). May be one day I could get the recipe from an old friend who is the son of Wan Hin Biscuit Shop towkay...Enjoy the photos!