29 Jan '14, 10am

the ultimate bonding dish for CNY..Poon Choy.

Long before the fast food chains introduced the bucket meal, there was the basin meal - a whole lot more complex, meaningful and definitely friendlier to the palate. Top international chefs speak of layering in flavours in the way they deliver their creation. They are deliberate about texturizing, flavours, colour and the “third sensation”- the effect of that symphony on the plate. All, concepts inherent in Poon Choy or “basin dish”. It was once believed that a monk was so tempted to stray from his integrity when he scaled a wall to investigate the devilishly attractive smell emanating from the kitchen behind it. They were making what is now known as Monk Jumps Over the Wall - a exquisite collection of fine ingredients, each carefully cooked and layered in a pot - where each flavour makes you yearn for the next. There was no mention of whether the monk was defrocked therea...

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