Cover Here are the best poon choi to eat this Chinese New Year 2022 (Photo: Duddells’)

From classic prosperity poon choi to vegetarian takes, we’re listing where to get the best poon choi for Chinese New Year 2022

There’s a lot of things that go hand in hand with Chinese New Year—from red packets to puddings, decor 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 Tiger safely. To prepare for the festivities, we’re listing where to get the best poon choi for Chinese New Year 2022.

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1. One Harbour Road

One Harbour Road in Grand Hyatt Hong Kong is offering a takeaway poon choi menu that’s available for up to six people. The ingredients are plenty, including braised whole South African abalone, fish maw, sea cucumber, conpoy, Chinese mushrooms, sea moss, sun-dried oyster and pan-fried blue prawns.

It also has roasted baby duck, poached chicken, deep-fried mud carp dumplings, stewed pork belly, lotus root, preserved red beancurd, oyster sauce and a lot more.

Availability: January 25 to February 3 from 12–9 pm

Price: HK$3,888

How to order: Call +852 2584 7722 or email oneharbourroad.hkgg@hyatt.com before 5 pm at least one day in advance

One Harbour Road, 8/F, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

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2. Spring Moon

This Chinese New Year, you can savour special dishes that herald prosperity at The Peninsula Hong Kong’s Spring Moon. Their poon choi offering is available for two, four or eight persons and is optional to be served in a Staub pot.

It includes a whole five-head abalone, fish maw, sea cucumber, Hokkaido scallop, sea shrimp, dried oyster, sea moss, minced carp ball, roasted duck, black mushroom, poached chicken, soaked fried pig skin, dried bean curd sheet and turnip. What a hearty meal!

Availability: January 17 to February 15

Price: HK$2,288 (for 2 persons), HK$4,288 (for 4 persons), HK$5,500 (for 4 persons in a Stuab pot), HK$9,900 (for 8 persons in a Stuab pot)

How to order: Call +852 2696 6760 or email springmoonphk@peninsula.com at least 24 hours in advance

Spring Moon, 1/F, The Peninsula Hong Kong, Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, peninsula.com

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3. 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 and friends of four to eight people. The sauces are made with temple-style soy sauce aged for over a decade and tangy Korean sweet and spicy sauce. They include tofu skin pockets stuffed with sweet potato noodles and napa cabbage which symbolises prosperity as it resembles a traditional coin purse. Meanwhile, longevity and happiness are represented by the zucchini noodles while the Korean rice cakes signify one reaching greater heights.

In addition to that, the poon choi also includes their signature Korean radish dumpling along with mushroom specialities of shiitake, oyster mushroom, king oyster mushroom, enoki and monkey head mushroom. To top it off are the pan-fried Korean tofu, braised Korean radish, beansprouts, lotus root layer-stuffed with mushroom, cabbage kimchi, Ginko nut and red, and green and yellow paprika.

Availability: Takeaway or pickup from January 10 to February 15

Price: HK$888 (4 persons), HK$1,688 (8 persons)

How to order: Please pre-order at least three days in advance from the restaurant at K11 Musea. A special offer of 30% discount is available on 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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4. Duddell’s

Michelin-starred Cantonese restaurant, Duddell’s is offering both dine-in and takeaway options for poon choi this year so you can either dine in the refined restaurant or at the comfort of your home.

Their traditional family-style Chinese casserole includes braised South African abalone, braised semi-dried oyster in osmanthus honey, braised sea cucumber and shiitake mushroom in oyster sauce, braised fish tripe in chicken stock and braised pork belly with cuttlefish and radish among many others.

The poon choi is available in either deluxe or premium pots, the difference being the ingredients. For instance, the premium poon choi offers 5-head abalone while the deluxe version has a 10-head abalone instead. Both are available in servings of eight, 10 or 12 people.

Availability: January 3–30

Price: HK$2,488 (deluxe for 8 persons), HK$3,088 (deluxe for 10 persons), HK$3,688 (deluxe for 12 persons), HK$3,988 (premium for 8 persons), HK$4,888 (premium for 10 persons), HK$5,888 (premium for 12 persons)

How to order: Please order via this link at least two days in advance for pick-up or delivery, available from 12–8 pm.

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

5. Yat Tung Heen

One Michelin-starred restaurant, Yat Tung Heen is bringing back its sought-after Chinese New Year signature dishes including its deluxe abalone poon choi to celebrate the Year of the Tiger.

Indulge in a big bowl feast with this poon choi. It’s can be shared between 6–12 diners and packs in layers of ingredients including 10 abalones, ocean-fresh prawns and oysters, sea cucumber, roasted goose, marinated chicken and tender pork knuckle.

Availability: January 28 to February 7

Price: HK$2,388 (6 persons), HK$4,688 (12 persons)

How to order: Place your order on their website or call +852 2710 1093 at least three days in advance of the desired pick-up day. Alternatively, you can also send a WhatsApp message to 6293 5866.

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

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6. Summer Palace

Summer Palace’s Prestige Fortune Poon Choi is specially prepared by chef Leung and his team. The Michelin-starred restaurant’s offering includes a whole braised 32-head Yoshihama abalone, Kansai sea cucumber, souya scallops, basked live prawns and much more.

Meanwhile, the Prosperity Poon Choi features a three-head abalone, pan-fried stuffed fish, dried oysters and souya scallops. A pair of Chinese New Year puddings in the shape of koi fishes comes complimentary with each poon choi to symbolise luck and prosperity in the coming year.

Availability: January 20–30

Price: HK$6,688 (Prestige Fortune poon choi for 6 persons), HK$4,388 (Prosperity poon choi for 6 persons)

How to order: Please call +852 2820 8551 or email seasonalgoodies.isl@shangri-la.com for pick-up only

Summer Palace, Level 5, Island Shangri-La, Pacific Place, Supreme Court Road, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2820 8552, shangri-la.com

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7. The Legacy House

Ring in the Year of the Tiger in extravagant style with acclaimed Cantonese restaurant, The Legacy House. Its decadent prosperity poon choi is available both for dine-in and takeaway and serves up to six diners.

Boasting 15 ingredients, the poon choi consists of six pieces of whole South African abalone, Japanese soya dried scallop, braised fish maw with chicken soup, braised sea cucumber, stuffed pork knuckle, steamed black moss, bean curd sheet and more.

Availability: January 29 to February 10

Price: HK$4,888

How to order: Pre-order from the online shop here. Self-pick up is available between 12–9 pm while delivery is not available.

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

8. T’ang Court

This Chinese New Year, T’ang Court—the three Michelin-starred restaurant— is offering a deluxe poon choi which includes 10-head abalone, fish maw, dried ouster conpoy and sea cucumber.

It’s also packed with black mushroom, fresh prawns, goose web, marinated chicken, pork belly, taro, radish, bean curd skin and sea moss. The poon choi is presented in a classic clay pot and accommodates four to six diners.

Availability: January 18–31

Price: HK$2,888 (deluxe), HK$3,188 (deluxe with signature XO sauce), HK$3,188 (deluxe with a bottle of Les Pensees La Tour Carnet red wine), HK$3,288 (deluxe with a bottle of Perrier-Jouët champagne)

How to order: Visit this link to order or call +852 2132 7898. You can also email tlhkg.tang.court@langhamhotels.com

T’ang Court, 1/F and 2/F, The Langham, 8 Peking Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, langhamhotels.com

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9. Green Common

A healthy poon choi alternative is Green Common’s Omni Kinder Festive Poon Choi. With 20 nutritious ingredients, the Buddhist-friendly and plant-based poon choi include flavoursome mochi kinchaku with OmniPork, collagen-rich golden tremell and purple sweet potato.

It also has OmniPork tofu meatballs, plant-based beef slices with sesame, daikou shimeji, ferule mushroom, termite mushroom and more. The poon choi is available for four to six diners.

Availability: Until February 15 (last order date is 11 February)

Price: HK$638

How to order: Place your order here at least three working days in advance. Pick-up and free delivery are both available.

Green Common, various locations across Hong Kong, greencommon.com

10. Sing Ying Cantonese Dining

Get some pot luck this Year of the Tiger by enjoying Sing Ying Cantonese Dining’s golden poon choi. It’s brimming with delicious ingredients such as six-head abalone, fish maw, sea cucumber, conpoy, dried oysters, king prawns and many more.

The poon choi is available for two persons (Bring the Bling poon choi), or six persons (Triple the Bling poon choi). Both options come with a complimentary BACH sparkling wine.

Availability: January 3–31

Price: HK$1,1188 (Bring the Bling), HK$3,288 (Triple the Bling)

How to order: Call +852 3717 2848 or email singyin.hk@whotels.com

Sing Ying Cantonese Dining, W Hong Kong, Austin Road, 1 Nga Cheung Road, West Kowloon, Hong Kong, mariottbonvoyasia.com

11. Mott 32

At Mott 32, you can choose from the traditional poon choi recommended for up to 12 diners or the premium poon choi available for up to six people. The former features chicken, whole dried scallops, shrimps, dried oysters, dace fish ball, shiitake mushroom, braised pork, turnip and fried bean curd.

For the premium poon choi, it includes ingredients such as Australian abalone, Hokkaido dried scallops, Japanese sea cucumber, fish maw and oysters. Both are curated by chef Lee Man-sing to provide a rich and indulgent flavour to the well-loved poon choi.

Availability: Until February 6

Price: HK$2,580 (traditional), HK$2,680 (premium)

How to order: Place your order directly with Mott 32 or by filling up this form. If you place any order via Deliveryroo and spend over HK$1,500, you will receive a complimentary bottle of Howard’s Folly

Mott 32, Standard Chartered Bank Building, 4–4A Des Voeux Road, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2885 8688, mott32.com

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12. Ming Court

Executive chef Li Yuet Fat and his team have curated an array of Cantonese delicacies this Chinese New Year at Michelin-starred restaurant, Ming Court—one of which is the festive poon choi.

The four-person Chinese casserole features an array of ingredients such as a whole abalone, fish maw, sea cucumber, shiitake mushroom, dried mushroom, conpoy, Okinawa Mozawa seaweed, goose web and lettuce.

Availability: January 28 to February 6

Price: HK$1,388

How to order: Call +852 3553 3300 or email cdhkg.mingcourt@cordishotels.com. The poon choi is available for both dine-in and takeaway

Ming Court, Level 6, 555 Shanghai Street, Cordis, Mong Kok, Hong Kong, +852 3552 3028, cordishotels.com

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13. The Ritz-Carlton

Back by popular demand this Chinese New Year is The Ritz-Carlton’s classic winter casserole or poon choi. Made for up to eight people, it offers 18 premium ingredients including five-head whole abalone, fish maw, sea cucumber, conpoy, dried oysters, king prawns and more.

The poon choi is only available for takeaway to offer alternative dining options this coming new year. It comes in the classic winter casserole or as a set for one, two, six and eight diners.

Availability: January 5 to February 15

Price: HK$688 (1 person), HK$988, (1 person set), HK$1,288 (2 persons), HK$1,888 (2 persons set), HK$3,888 (6 persons), HK$5,688 (6 persons set), HK$4,888 (8 persons), HK$7,288 (8 persons set)

How to order: Place your order here at least two days in advance of your desired pick-up or delivery (fee required if applicable) date. Alternatively, you can also call +852 2263 2160 or email hkgkw.ird.enquiries@ritzcarlton.com

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

14. Hoi King Heen

Chinese restaurant Hoi King Heen is one of Hong Kong’s finest offering Cantonese cuisine. Helmed by celebrity chef Leung Fai Fung, he has selected seasonal produce for this year’s deluxe poon choi which serves up to four diners

Layered in 18 ingredients, the Chinese casserole comprises of five-head South African abalones, Australian sea cucumber, king prawns, dried oysters, Japanese conpoy, marinated chicken, roasted pork belly and more.

Available: Until February 28

Price: HK$1,988 (supplement for extra guest is available with a fee)

How to order: Place your order here at least two days in advance. Pick-up is available while delivery requires a fee (HK$250 for Kowloon, HK$400 for New Territories and Hong Kong Island)

Hoi King Keen, Level B2, Intercontinental Grand Stanford, 70 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, hongkong.intercontinental.com

15. Ying Jee Club

We’re glad that Ying Jee Club has decided to remove shark fin from their Fo Tiao Qiang—a premium and deluxe version of poon choi—this year.

Perfect for intimate family dining of four to eight people in the comfort of your home, the poon choi comprises of traditional ingredients such as Kanto sea cucumber, fish maw, 26-head dried Yoshinhama abalone, sun-dried oysters, goose web and more.

Availability: January 24 to February 27

Price: HK$11,480 (4 persons), HK$22,880 (8 persons)

How to order: Place your order on the ZS delivery platform from January 24

Ying Jee Club, Shop G05, 107–108 Nexxus Building, 41 Connaught Road, Central, Hong Kong, yingjeeclub.hk

16. Yue

The poon choi over at Yue in Sheraton Hong Kong Tung Chung Hotel is specifically crafted by executive Chinese chef, Chung Chi Keung Jacky and includes selected seasonal and premium produce.

These include six-head African abalone, fish maw, conpoy, black moss, dried oyster, giant tiger prawn, pork knuckle and more. A sumptuous festive poon choi indeed!

Availability: Until February 28,

Price: HK$1,688 for four persons with a casserole

How to order: Please call +852 2535 0028 or email sh.hkgsc.yue@sheraton.com at least a week in advance

Yue, Level 2, Sheraton Hong Kong Tung Chung Hotel, 9 Yi Tung Road, Tung Chung, Lantau, Hong Kong, marriott.com

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17. Regal Hotels

This Chinese New Year, treat your tastebuds to Regal Hotels’ premium abalone poon choi, featuring a whole three-head abalone, supreme soup lobster, fish maw and sea cucumber.

All ingredients have been delicately selected by the chefs. For those with dietary restrictions, you can opt for the vegetarian poon choi with ingredients that are low-fat, high-protein and high-collagen including morel and yellow fungus.

Availability: Until January 31

Price: HK$1,988 (abalone supreme for 6 persons), HK$1,788 (three-head whole abalone and lobster for 6 persons), HK$1,288 (abalone deluxe for four persons), HK$1,288 (deluxe vegetarian for 6 persons)

How to order: Place an order at eShop. Purchasing a deluxe vegetarian poon choi comes with a free box of vegetarian pudding with pumpkin, porcini and fresh yam. Ordering the deluxe poon choi or three-head abalone and lobster poon choi comes with a free box of coconut milk pudding with peach gum and lotus seed

Regal Hongkong Hotel, 88 Yee Wo Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, +852 2890 6633
Regal Kowloon Hotel, 71 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui East, Hong Kong, +852 2722 1818
Regal Riverside Hotel, 34–36 Tai Chung Kiu Road, Sha Tin, Hong Kong

18. Shang Palace

Add a spice of luxury to your Chinese New Year festivities with Shang Palace’s chef recommended poon choi.

Available for six to eight diners, the luxury poon choi consists of six-head African abalone, coddled fish maw, stuffed marrow ring with conpoy, poached young lobster, Hua Dao pigeon, sun-dried oysters and more. The poon choi comes with a complimentary red packet set.

Availability: January 22–29 for pick-up at Festive Counter in the lobby, January 30 to February 2 for pick-up at Shang Palace

Price: HK$4,388

How to order: Place your order here for pick-up. Alternatively, you can call +852 2733 8836 or email chinesefestival.ksl@shangri-la.com

Shang Palace, Kowloon Shangri-La, 64 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, +852 2733 8754, shangri-la.com


This article was originally published on January 27, 2021 and was updated on January 14, 2022.

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