Where to get poon choi for Chinese New Year 2022

Where to get poon choi for Chinese New Year 2022

From five-star hotels to local favorites, a range of Hong Kong chefs serve their take on the festive Chinese dish.

Once divided between the entire village on the edge of Hong Kong’s New Territories, poon choi has moved into many people’s homes as a marker of magnificent festivities. And Chinese New Year is no different – if not the biggest of all the big festivities.

Poon choi, or Chinese stew, is a literal translation of its Cantonese namesake: a basin filled to the brim with first-class food. Shared among family and friends for the blessing of unity, each carefully selected ingredient is also symbolic with promising meanings. Which also means the more you eat out of poon choi, the better luck you get for the Tiger’s year, hopefully!

Where to get poon choi in Hong Kong for Chinese New Year 2022

Arvehuset

A full Chinese New Year celebration, what The Legacy House is capable of with the permission of Chef Li Chi Wai, who prepares a full range of feasts especially for the holidays. It includes Prosperity Poon Choi which Chef Li prepares with an impressive selection of 15 ingredients filled with a range of traditional “lucky” delicacies from South African abalones to fish maw and braised sea cucumber. There are also newer additions to the classic basin, including lobster with superb broth, premium oysters stuffed with Kurobuta pork and pan-fried Dace fish for new surprises and renewed flavors.

Arvehusets poon choi (HK $ 4,888 / six) can be ordered here. Orders must be placed two days in advance.

The Legacy House, 5 / F Rosewood Hong Kong, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 3981 8732

Peninsula

Chinese New Year 2022 poon choi

On The Peninsula, the Decadent poon choi is done with all the usual accessories from the traditional Chinese stew: abalone, dried conpoy and braised chicken. What is special, however, is the vessel it arrives in: a special STAUB dish in lucky red. If you decide to impress the family this year, it will be an impressive table item, if not a useful addition to kitchen utensils at home. Maybe next year it will even inspire you to create your very own poon choi.

Peininsula’s poon choi is available for groups of either two (HK $ 2,288) or four (HK $ 4,288) and with the additional STAUB pool: HK $ 5,500 and HK $ 9,900 respectively.

The Peninsula, Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 2920 2888

Duddells

Chinese New Year 2022 poon choi

In perfect stride with ancient traditions, Duddell’s poon choi is filled with all the usual suspects who have been carefully prepared and laid on top of each other for a fantastic exhibition. There is a choice between two, Deluxe or Premium, where the difference is stacked with either 5- or 10-head braised South African abalone heads. Otherwise, the ingredients are a sumptuous kind of 11 types, ranging from braised sea cucumber and fishing trip to semi-dried oysters soaked in osmanthus honey, pork and a whole range of bean mass plates.

Duddells poon choi is available in either a Deluxe or Premium serving set for groups of eight (HK $ 2,488; HK $ 3,988), 10 (HK $ 3,088; HK $ 4,888) or 12 (HK $ 3,688; HK $ 5,888). Orders can be placed two days in advance via JIA EVERYWHERE here.

Duddell’s, 1 Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2525 9191

Earth to soul

Chinese New Year 2022 poon choi

This poon choi iteration may be far from what you are typically used to, but Soil to Souls head chef Gu Jin Kwang assures that his Korean temple food is a close replica of the traditional Chinese poon choi experience. The braised casserole is flavored with two different sauces – Korean soybean, made with soy sauce that has been marinated for over 10 years, and Korean sweet and spicy. Inside is a hand-picked selection of ingredients that both nod to promising Chinese New Year choices and highlight the modern Korean restaurant’s signatures, including Korean radish buns complemented by a variety of mushrooms, pan-fried Korean tofu, mushroom-filled lotus root layer and cabbage kimchi.

Earth to the soul poon choi is available for groups of either four (HK $ 888) or eight (HK $ 1,688). Orders must be placed three days in advance.

Soil to Soul, 704, 7F, K11 Museums, Victoria Dockside, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 2389 9588

China Tang

Enjoy an indulgently deep dive with China Tang, which presents the Tiger’s year of prosperity poon choi filled with 18 premium ingredients carefully selected by the refined Chinese establishment. Filed with layers upon layers of carefully braised components gathered for a grand party set inside such as Japanese Kanto sea cucumber, Hokkaido-dried scallop, Australian abalone, Golden Hill shark fin, fish maw and fresh Miniatus grouper for a truly traditional Chinese New Year celebration – a table covered with delicious food.

China Tang’s poon choi (HK $ 1,988 / four) is available from now until February 15th. Orders must be placed three days in advance.

China Tang, various locations including Shop 411-413, 4 / F, Landmark, Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2522 2148

Four seasons

An exquisite selection of 16 ingredients tops poon choi from the Four Seasons Hotel, which is a close replica of the traditional Chinese winter pot. Beaten in a rich braised abalone sauce, the ingredients are a premium global from classic 5-head South African abalone to Chinese mushrooms and Japanese conpoy. Salted egg yolk prawns, dried oysters and more are also layered.

Four seasons’ poon choi is available for groups of four (HK $ 3,888) or six (HK $ 5,688). Orders must be placed 2 days in advance with self-collection only here.

Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 3196 8888

Yat Tung Heen

One-Michelin star Yat Tung Heen puts together a very impressive poon choi in a neat, organized way. You will be able to see a list of traditional – and promising! – Chinese New Year ingredients from shrimp and oysters, sea cucumber, fried goose, marinated chicken, pork knuckle and pot star: ten abalones. An indulgent feast for the feast, this promises, in fact.

Yat Tung Heens poon choi is available for groups of either six (HK $ 2,388) or 12 (HK $ 4,688).

Yat Tung Heen, Level B2, Eaton HK, 380 Nathan Road, Jordan, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 2710 1093

Sing Yin Cantonese dining

Chinese New Year 2022 poon choi

Gather friends and family for Chinese New Year with Sing Yin Cantonese Dining of W Hotel’s in the lead role poon choi masterpiece. The winter favorite pot is filled with all sorts of first-class ingredients and glimmers with a promising “golden” presentation. It offers the classic traditional combination of 6-head abalone, cucumber, conpoy, dried oysters, fish maw, king prawns among other ingredients carefully prepared by the restaurant’s chef Johnny Chan. And once you have tried the selection of Cantonese delicacies, you can take a sip of the free BACH sparkling wine.

Sing Yin Cantonese dinners poon choi is available for groups of either two (HK $ 1,188, “Bring the Bling”) or six (HK $ 3,288, “Triple the Bling”) until January 31st. Orders can be placed here.

Sing Yin Cantonese dining, 1 / F, W Hong Kong, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 3717 2848

Yue

Chinese New Year 2022 poon choi

Executive Chinese chef Chung Chi Keung Jacky from Tung Chung Sheraton’s Yue recreates the traditional Chinese poon choi with a version that carries the same symbolic meaning of abundance and wealth. Carefully put together with a variety of seasonal ingredients, this one has 6-head African Ablone as the focal point, equal to fish maw, conpoy, dried oysters, giant tiger prawns, poached chicken, crispy pork belly, fried duck, Chinese yam among many others.

Yue’s poon choi (HK $ 1,699 / four) is available from now until February 28th. Orders must be placed one week in advance.

Yue, Level 2, Sheraton Hong Kong Tung Chung Hotel, 9 Yi Tung Road, Tung Chung, Lantau, New Territories, Hong Kong, +852 2535 0028

Headline image lent by W Hotel

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