Saturday, January 24, 2009

Pun Choi


Apparently I am still very new to West Malaysia, and there is always new opportunity for me to discover something interesting and unfamiliar to me. Recently, in conjunction with the coming Chinese New Year celebration, my crazy bunch of colleagues suddenly decided to drive for one and a half hour from our office to Sungai Buloh battling the fierce festivity massive traffic, just to have a sinful feast for dinner. The famous food for Chinese New Year was a Hakka dish, which is called Pun Choi.

APPETIZER




ATTACKING THE APPETIZER




THE PUN CHOI

Note: Click on image to see the ingredients better in enlarged view.







ATTACKING THE PUN CHOI





In Hakka, it simply means dishes on a plate. A plate is an understatement, there should be an adjective describing how massive that one pot could be to contain all those food inside !! Basically Pun Choi is an "all in one" concept dish, served in one gigantic pot. The food generally contains chicken, duck, pork, fish, abalone, prawns, mushrooms, vegies, and God knows all many other wide variety of stuff, everything jumbled up together. I find this style quite unusual, but I loved it to bits !!! Who cares about how many courses you have in one meal, one round can settle once for all. Convenient, no?

5 comments:

  1. looks like you've already got a external flash. well done!

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  2. new toy! now.. get a wide angle next! fit all those ppl in! LOL!

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  3. Normally, Pun Choi comes in a pot unlike the one shown in your picture. And the dishes are stacked according to levels. So, you can hardly tell what's the next dish. Not until you have finished the current one.

    Some might like it. Some might not due to the mixture of the sauce/gravy of each dish from each level.

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  4. hey brandon,
    Hmm.. too obvious?

    hey allen,
    LOL.. wide angle too expensive larrrr...

    hey chong,
    whoah... i have only tried once, so I didnt know about the variations, or the normal ones. Must make an effort to explore more next time.
    I find the mixture quite nice. ahahaha

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  5. of course its obvious lah.. lol

    FL50R?

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