Hakka Feast

July 29 – Marks the first time I have ever taken “Poon Choy”.


The occasion was Tong’s birthday and he has not tried “Poon Choy” which meant that it was a good choice. We proceeded to LYJ in Sungai Buloh from Tong’s place for the feast, 8 adults and 5 kiddoes. It looked quite interesting with different types of meats all lined up in the “Poon” (tray) and with a portable stove underneath making it looked like a steamboat but one with gravy instead of soup. At first glance, I really felt the quantity looked barely sufficient for 13, especially if all the adults were in ravenous mood.

The gravy turned out to be 70% oil and my estimate of barely sufficient turned out to be an understatement. The oil practically killed most of our appetites and we were left with 30% left-over. I believe only Tim and May really enjoyed the food. For the rest of us except for LK, it was a tasty experience but a bit too overwhelming on the oil side. For LK, it was a pure nightmare as she vomited later in the evening, the result of us trying to wash down the taste with wine at Tong’s place after the feast.

For Tong, I think (I hope) it was really a ‘birthday to remember’ for him.

LYJ’s “Poon Choy”, I would still recommend it as a must try. It is really a great food experience for the real meat eaters.

For the faint hearted folks like me, LYJ still serves an excellent variety of other fare such as claypot fish, “ham yee far lam porh”, steamed eggs, great cold cuts and best of all it is great value for money.

Note – You will need to call in advance to book the “Poon Choy” – Restaurant LYJ 03 6140 2678. Address – PT 11 Jalan Perkhidmatan, Kg Baru Sungai Buloh, 47000 Sungai Buloh, Selangor.

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2 Responses to Hakka Feast

  1. Ginger says:

    I had this “Poon Choy” somewhere in Kepong and it was quite okay. Not as oily as the one you have there.

    Perhaps might try again sometime soon. 🙂

  2. Short Horse says:

    Bring it on anytime…(especially the ‘foong zhao’) as long as there’re 15 adults minimum of course ….

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