Cover Here are the best poon choi to get for Chinese New Year (Photo: Courtesy of Ming Court)

From classic prosperity poon choi to vegetarian takes, we're listing where to get the best poon choi for Chinese New Year 2021

There's a lot of things that go hand in hand with Chinese New Year—from red packets to puddings and gifts––but there's one that's needed for a time of reunions and celebrations and that's the traditional Cantonese dish, poon choi or Chinese casserole.

After being hampered by the ongoing pandemic, it seems more significant than ever to enjoy this delicious delicacy at home as welcome the Year of the Ox safely. To prepare for the festivities, we're listing where to get the best poon choi for Chinese New Year 2021.

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Canton Bistro

Canton Bistro's poon choi presents the elegance of Cantonese cuisine, gathered in a pot filled with fresh abalone, conpoy, sea cucumber, prawn, mushroom, goose palms and roasted meat. You can enjoy a sumptuous feast with family at the comfort of your home.

How to order: The poon choi is available until February 28, 2021. At least one day is required for pre-order and self-pickup.

Canton Bistro, G/F, Club Wing, Ocean Park Mariott Hotel, 180 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong, +852 3555 1910, canton-bistro.com

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Ming Court

Michelin-starred Ming Court is offering a Chinese New Year poon choi for takeaway and best shared with six to eight people. The poon choi includes an array of auspicious ingredients such as abalone, fish maw, dried oyster, conpoy, sea cucumber, prawn, goose web and many more. If you prefer something smaller, a festive casserole for four people is also available and filled with more than eight premium ingredients.

How to order: The poon choi and casserole are available from February 1 to February 21, 2021 both for takeaway and dine-in. You can place your orders online or email mingcourt@cordishotels.com.

Ming Court, 6/F, Cordis, 555 Shanghai Street, Hong Kong, +852 3552 3028

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Hotel Alexandra

Hotel Alexandra in North Point is offering a number of gastronomic delights this Chinese New Year including a prosperity poon choi— a one-pot dish is meticulously crafted and reserved only for special days. Hotel's Alexandra's offering this year includes stewed pork trotters which will instantly melt in your mouth. Other notable ingredients include abalone, fish maw, dried oysters, goose webs, tiger prawns, scallops, roasted pork belly, bamboo fungus and many others.

How to order: The prosperity poon choi is available in servings of two, four, six or eight people and is available for dine in or takeaway order from February 1–28. If you pre-order before February 8 through the hotel's online shop, you can enjoy 18% off on early bird offer.

Hotel Alexandra, 32 City Garden Road, North Point, Hong Kong, +852 3893 2868, fnb@hotelexandrahk.com

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China Tang Landmark

Spend quality time with your families this Chinese New Year with China Tang's "Prosperity Poon Choi" takeaway which includes Australian abalone, sea cucumber, premium shark's fin, premium fish maw, conpoy and many other lavish dried seafood and fresh seafood such as coral grouper, prawn and handmade crab cake. But there's also Angus beef rib, braised pork, steamed chicken, roast duck and braised goose paw. This is topped off with taro, radish, Chinese cabbage, crispy bean curd sticks and soft tofu—all 18 ingredients in one pot.

How to order: The poon choi is available until February 28, 2021. At least three days in advance is needed for pre-order and self-pickup.

China Tang Landmark, Shop 411–413, 4/F, Landmark Atrium, 15 Queen's Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2522 2148, chinatang.hk

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The Legacy House

Over at The Legacy House in Rosewood Hong Kong, a delicious prosperity poon choi is available for your Year of the Ox festivities. The poon choi includes a variety of delights such as lobster, South African abalone, Japan souya scallop, braised fish maw and chicken soup, pan-fried dace fish, stuffed pork knuckle and many more.

How to order: Those who placed orders before January 31 can enjoy a complimentary box of palmiers from The Butterfly Patisserie. There's also a special offer for online pre-order and self-pickup. The poon choi is available until February 19, 2021.

The Legacy House, 5/F, Rosewood Hong Kong, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, +852 3891 8732, rosewoodhotels.com

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Chop Chop

Chop Chop, the traditional siu mei restaurant with a modern twist is launching its seasonal Chinese New Year offerings. The "God of Cookery", chef Dai Lung celebrates the momentous occasion with a playful take on the classic poon choi—serving it like a traditional clay pot rice. It will include auspicious ingredients such as abalone, sea cucumber, fish maw, black hairy moss with dried oyster, deep-fried taro with bean curd sticks and many more.

How to order: The special Chinese New Year poon choi clay pot rice is available from February 1 to February 25, 2021 for dine-in, delivery or self-pickup. Please contact the restaurant directly to place your order.

Chop Chop, Shop 3, G/F, Wang On Road, Fortress Hill, Hong Kong, +852 3618 7718, chopchophongkong.com

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The Drunken Pot

The Drunken Pot is welcoming Chinese New Year with its first-ever poon choi offering which is perfect during this celebratory season. Presented in a bespoke festive pot in broth simmered for eight hours, you can choose from the fortune pot with home-made classic abalone sauce, treasure pot with home-made spicy mala abalone sauce and prosperity golden pot which includes over 20 classic ingredients. All orders come with an extra portion of home-made sauce to enjoy.

How to order: Due to dining restrictions, the poon choi is available for self-pickup from sister restaurants in Causeway Bay and Tsim Sha Tsui or delivery from January 25 to February 28, 2021.

Various locations, please visit thedrunkpot.com

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T'ang Court

T'ang Court, the three Michelin-starred restaurants in The Langham is offering its first-ever poon choi, especially designed by the award-winning culinary team of the restaurant. Perfect for four to six people and served in a traditional clay pot, the poon choi is made up of a whole ten-head abalone, fish maw, dried oyster, conpoy, Beche-de-mer, black mushroom, fresh prawn, goose webs, marinated chicken, pork belly, taro, radish, bean curd skin and sea moss.

How to order: Enjoy in house, or a takeaway option is also available with free delivery to Kowloon district if you purchase two or more. You can place your orders here. The poon choi is available until February 18, 2021.

T'ang Court, 1–2/F, The Langham, 8 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, +852 2132 7898, langhamhotels.com

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L'Hotel

Add a touch of luxury to your at-home celebration with L'hotel's premium fortune poon choi complete with premium ingredients from braised abalone from South Africa, lobster, sea cucumber from Japan, fish maw, premium goose web from Poland and whole conpoy. On the other hand, their fortune poon choi is enriched with festive flavours while the vegetarian poon choi is perfect for those looking for a healthy option.

How to order: The poon choi is available now until further notice across hotel hotels and restaurants of L'hotel (except L'hotel Island South). You can also order via L'hotel eShop with delivery service while self-pickup is available at L'hotel Nina and Convention Centre.

Various locations, please visit lhotelgroup.com

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Sexy Crab

Sexy Crab at Tsim Sha Tsui's K11 Musea is presenting "Bang for Luck" hair crab poon choi with delicious hairy crab roe to welcome the Year of the Ox. The poon choi is designed for family reunions and celebrations and an upgrade of the traditional feast. Two styles of lavishly-layered quality seasonal produce topped with hairy crab roe are introduced, the golden hairy crab roe big bowl feast with fish maw and lobster paste suitable for small families of six to eight while larger groups can get the Japanese Hokkaido hairy crab big bowl feast with fish maw and lober paste. Whatever you pick, each is headlined by roe and meat from 12 handpicked premium hairy crab.

How to order: Free delivery is available until February 20, 2021 from 3:00 pm–6:30 pm and guests are requested to place orders at least five working days ahead.

Sexy Crab, Shop 401A, 4/F, K11 Musea, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Hong Kong, +852 6655 7629, facebook.com/sexycrabhk

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Soil to Soul

Looking for a healthier and lighter version of Hong Kong's traditional Chinese New Year feast? Look no further than Soil to Soul's vegetarian poon choi inspired by temple food. The two offerings, Korean soybean and Korean sweet and spicy are styled for families of six to eight people. The latter is made from signature soy sauce marinated for over 10 years while the former showcases some of the restaurant's signature specialities.

How to order: Takeaway pick-up is available until February 28, 2021. Orders should be placed at least five working days in advance from the restaurant. A special offer of 40% discount is available for popular dishes on the a la carte menu for takeaway from 6–8 pm.

Soil to Soul, 704, 7/F, K11 Musea, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Hong Kong, +852 2389 9588, soiltosoulhk.com

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Summer Palace

Chef Leung and his team at Michelin-starred restaurant, Summer Palace prepare two traditional poon choi in celebration for the Year of the Ox. One of the two is the prestige fortune poon choi which features the best ingredients of the season including a braised while 27-head Yoshihama abalone, Kansai sea cucumber, Souya scallops and baked live prawns.

The other, the prosperity poon choi includes braised while head abalone, pan-fried stuffed fish, dried oysters, Souya scallops and more. Whichever one you pick, both choices are perfect to celebrate Chinese New Year together.

How to order: The two poon chois are available for takeaway, either by self-pickup at Island Shangri-La or delivery to your address with an additional fee. Please book at least 48 hours in advance through their eShop here or download the form here and send back to summerpalace.isl@shangri-la.com. The poon choi is available from January 31–February 10. For further enquiries, please call +852 2820 8522.

Summer Palace, Island Shangri-La, Pacific Place, Supreme Court Road, Central, Hong Kong +852 2877 3838, shangri-la.com

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The Ritz-Carlton

Stay warm and cosy at home this Chinese New Year with Ritz-Carlton's poon choi. Featuring a total of 18 premium delicacies for each person, the carefully prepared menu includes five head whole abalone, fish maw, sea cucumber, conpoy, dried oysters, king prawns and more.

How to order: You can please your order online. Please purchase at least two days in advance before the requested pick-up or delivery date. Free delivery is available within designated areas in Kowloon, within three kilometres from The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong. Additional fees will apply to non-designated areas. The poon choi is available in portions of one, two, six or eight people until February 21.

The Ritz-Carlton, International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 2253 2263, ritzcarlton.com

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Shang Palace

Another Michelin-starred restaurant on the list offering delectable poon choi is Shang Palace, the offerings are created by executive Chinese chef, Daniel Cheung Long Yin for this Chinese New Year.

The poon choi, "Shang Palace Premium Fortune Poon Choi" features meticulously selected ingredients including eight-head abalone, lobster, goose web, whole fish maw and many more. Each order ones with a beautifully-designed branded pot. A vegetarian poon choi version is also available.

How to order: The poon choi is available for takeaway, either by self pick-up at Kowloon Shangri-La or delivery to your address with an additional fee. At least 24 hours advance booking is required. You can book through their eShop here or download the form here and send back to shangpalace.ksl@shangri-la.com. The poon choi is available from February 1–28.

Shang Palace, Kowloon Shangri-La, 64 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 2721 2111, shangri-la.com.

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