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Poon Choi, or “basin feast” is eaten during the eve of Chinese New Year during a family reunion. Its origin dates back to mainland China, during the Mongol invasion. Today, it serves as the embodiment of fortune and prosperity in abundance, the main theme of Chinese New Year. Usually, a Poon Choi serving can take around four days to prepare but with this Poon Choi recipe, it will barely take a day. If you’re hosting a small gathering come to this Chinese New Year 2021, then this would be a fulfilling makeshift meal compared the laborious traditional delicacy.

Chinese New Year 2021 Recipe: Poon Choi

Chinese New Year 2021 Poon Choi recipe (Fortune Treasure Pot)

Time: 2 hour 2 minutes | Serving: 8 

Ingredients:

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Instructions:

  1. Stir-fry ginger until fragrant, add in soaked oyster and 2 tbsp MAGGI Oyster Sauce. Add in 100ml of water and simmer for 5 minutes. Leave it soaked overnight.
  2. Soak the dried scallop in water for 1 hour, steam dried scallop for 1 hour and side aside.
  3. Pour 500 ml of water into pot, boil and add in MAGGI Homemade Concentrated Chicken Stock as chicken stock. 
  4. Cook cabbage and set aside.  
  5. Blanch prawns & broccoli separately. Removed from boiling water and plunged into iced water to halt the cooking process. 
  6. Then, pan-fried button mushrooms set aside. 
  7. Boil water in the wok to prepare for steaming. 
  8. Meanwhile, assemble cabbage, abalone, scallops, prawns, broccoli, brown button mushrooms, roast duck, steam chicken on the platter. 
  9. Using the chicken stock prepared earlier, add in 6 tbsp MAGGI Oyster sauce and cornstarch then stir well. Cook until the gravy thickens. Pour gravy over the platter. 
  10. Place the platter into the steamer and bring to steam for 10 min. Serve hot.

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