Pen Cai

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Pen Cai

Postby Jade » Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:44 am

Hi thinking of ordering takeaway pencai for reunion dinner but dunno where has good ones. Looking forward to recommendation from fellow parents :D

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Re: Pen Cai

Postby jtoh » Thu Jan 05, 2012 5:21 pm

I saw one in the Cold Storage catalogue. No idea if it's any good though.

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Re: Pen Cai

Postby carebear » Fri Jan 06, 2012 12:01 pm

I saw one at Esso station for less than $100.
But I haven't tried it.
Actually i haven't tried pencai.
I think it is overpriced and I don't fancy the things in it.

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Re: Pen Cai

Postby tankee » Sun Jan 08, 2012 1:19 pm

I saw on Mediacorp show early this year about this HK chef based in Singapore, went home to cook a meal for his mother and siblings. He cooked pen cai. And according to him, there is no authentic pen cai in Singapore, especially so during CNY as corners are cut & some ingredients replaced, so as to make it more economical and faster to cook. He said something about using Oyster Sauce, which is not part of the traditional recipe.

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Re: Pen Cai

Postby jce » Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:35 am

Must use stock. For the past two years, I have been making my own "pen cai", own style, as in not traditional (at least I don't think it's original). Ingredients are basically what I fancy putting in, like duck, roast pork, dried scallops, fish maw, dried mushrooms, abalone, fatt choy, white cabbage.

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Re: Pen Cai

Postby LianaKoh » Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:59 am

Jade wrote:Hi thinking of ordering takeaway pencai for reunion dinner but dunno where has good ones. Looking forward to recommendation from fellow parents :D


can try yu cuisine.the food there very nice. but on high ends.

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Re: Pen Cai

Postby MMM » Wed Jan 11, 2012 12:11 pm

We had pencai at Putien for reunion dinner last year. It was not bad. Not sure if they do take away.

The first time we had it was at roland restaurant (parkway area). Other than it had alot of "expensive" stuff, I don't recall anything great about it. So when I tried it again at Putien, it was quite nice as in not overwhelming.

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Re: Pen Cai

Postby carebear » Wed Jan 11, 2012 1:54 pm

LianaKoh wrote:
Jade wrote:Hi thinking of ordering takeaway pencai for reunion dinner but dunno where has good ones. Looking forward to recommendation from fellow parents :D


can try yu cuisine.the food there very nice. but on high ends.


Yu cuisine.....isn't that in Marina Bay sands?
Wow, you got expensive taste.
Yup I heard good reviews about this place in the Tatler magazine and food forums.

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Re: Pen Cai

Postby Careermum » Tue Jan 17, 2012 1:07 am

If it is for own consumption, can just order from any Tze Cha store near your place. They tend to be cheap, tasty and filled with good ingredients, vs those from hotels which tend to be expensive & you are paying mainly for the packaging.

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Re: Pen Cai

Postby laughingcat » Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:54 pm

Why don't you cook the pencai? It is easy

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