Monday, January 23, 2023

Picture of the Day: Poon Choi

Happy New Year! Now dig in again and again and again...


For the start of the Year of the Rabbit, we ordered a poon choi takeaway for the three of us at Haiyi Seafood Restaurant on Main Street. At CAD$268 it was a pretty good deal.

When we arrived to pick it up, the restaurant was bustling with lots of tables, ranging from three to 12 people, many dressed in red silk jackets or red outfits to celebrate Lunar New Year.

However, we were surprised to find our poon choi was stone cold! It has just been taken out of the refrigerator!

Such a big pot would take forever to heat up, so when we go to home, we picked out the items we wanted to eat and then microwaved them. Yes, we did.

Nevertheless, it was pretty good, choc full of ingredients like dried oysters, sea moss, pig's trotters, pork tongue, fish maw, goose webs, prawns, fish balls, mushrooms, turnips, chicken, tofu skin and napa cabbage.

We just barely made a dent in it and tonight had our second round. Looks like tomorrow will be poon choi again for dinner!

The restaurant was clever to include a kind of steamer tray at the bottom with holes to prevent the ingredients from being stuck at the bottom of the bowl if we had heated it up on the stove. There was a lot of the thinned out sauce at the bottom too.

And the sauce is good enough to have noodles with too! 

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