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.
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?