Pen cai, or also affectionately known as poon choi in Cantonese, is the Rolls-Royce of all hotpots. Gracing dinner tables mainly during the Chinese New Year, this festive dish famously contains an abundance of hearty ingredients. Loved ones come together and enjoy a reunion feast with it.
As CNY celebrations will be vastly different this year, we’ve done the work for you so you can still enjoy the festivities — in the comforts of your own home, that is. With that, here’re 9 places that serve up a sumptuous pen cai with islandwide delivery!
A one-stop shop for all delicacies Japanese, Kuriya Japanese Market pride themselves on their fresh air-flown seafood. You can therefore be assured that their Japanese Treasure Pot 金玉滿堂 ($188) is filled with best seafood ingredients. Think snow crab leg meat, sashimi-grade Hokkaido scallops, homemade Japanese chashu, and the list goes on. Otherwise, you can also find a similar assortment of fresh seafood on their Abundance YuSheng 三星報喜 ($60.80) and Blessings YuSheng 雙喜臨門 ($48.80).
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5. Ming Kitchen Seafood Restaurant
Offering Chinese-style seafood cuisine at affordable prices, Ming Kitchen Seafood Restaurant‘s Auspicious Pen Cai | 富贵盆菜 (from $188) contains an abundance of premium seafood. Nevertheless, in addition to Korean oysters, abalone and prawns, just to mention a few, the dish also consists of meat ingredients such as braised pig trotter, smoked duck and boneless chicken leg. They even deliver it in a claypot and warmer bag so that it reaches your dining table still piping hot. If you need a yu sheng to go along with your pen cai, there’s the Auspicious “Pen Cai” + Prosperity “Yu Sheng” 富贵盆菜 + 风声水起 (from $218) available too.
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7. Straits Chinese
With a spot in the MICHELIN Guide for four consecutive years, Straits Chinese whips up authentic Peranakan dishes which have been passed down for generations. Indulge in their one-of-a-kind Peranakan Peng Cai ($238), which contains Peranakan favourites such as ban wan kepiting, babi pangang, nonya scallops and many others. The pen cai is suitable for a group of six and even comes in a claypot. Get the Fa Cai Yu Sheng (from $33.80) to go along with your pen cai too!
Enjoy $10 off your order with minimum spending of $80 from 1 Jan – 28 Feb when you pay with a Citibank debit/credit card and use the promo code “CITI10”. Else, enjoy $10 off all CNY set menu orders placed before 31 Jan.
9. Yu Cun Curry Fish Head
YuCun Curry Fish Head is famous for… well, their curry fish head. That said, they’re also serving up a CNY Prosperity Pen Cai ($298) this festive season. Suitable for six to eight eaters, the pot contains ingredients ranging from roast pork and roast duck to yam and lotus root. If you’d like to order, do note that there’s a 4-day advance order required. Don’t forget to add on the Yu Cun ‘Heng Ong Huat’ Yu Sheng ($49.80) too if you’re getting your pen cai here.