Last week, I had a chance to join a local cultural event which included a Poon Choi dinner in Yuen Long and a Chinese music concert in the Hong Kong Cultural Centre and a little outing in the afternoon. The whole thing was really a good deal which costed only HK$80 per person, all inclusive.
Poon Choi in Chinese means cuisine in a big bowl. Instead of an 8-course dinner, all the food were assembled in a big bowl which was served on real fire to keep the heat. Our menu included prawns, chicken, duck, pork, fish balls, tofu sheets, mushrooms, cabbages and so on. I would say this was quite an economic menu. As I know some of the more expensive Poon Choi will include ingredients like abalone, scallop, oyster, sea cucumber and many other more expensive ingredients.
元朗圍村盆菜 The fun of eating Poon Choi is to have a few hundred of people eating together. Each one of us had two pairs of chop sticks - one to pick the food from the big bowl, and one for our personal eating.