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Zoom in to Celebrate Gung Haggis Fat Choy 2022!

Initially, we had hoped to create a hybrid event – but we have adjusted due to Omicron Coronavirus, and want everybody to be safe.

Please tune in to celebrate and watch the performance which will be live-streamed from the stage at the Floata Seafood Restaurant in Vancouver Chinatown.

We will start GHFC at 5:00pm PST (8:00pm Eastern time zone.), Sunday, January 30th.  Please register in advance to join us us live: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_XYrGLkDDT8WHI50EC0biTQ

This year our performers include:

Songs we’ll singalong to:

  • Michael & Rosie will perform a traditional Robbie Burns song.
  • BRAND NEW!  Todd Wong’s performance of Address to a Haggis, set to a Johnny Cash tune.
  • Auld Lang Syne (original lyrics by Robbie Burns – lyrics in Chinese (found somewhere on the internet)

Take-Away Dinner for 2 Menu – designed to travel well and not to spill

  • 2 Corn soup with “egg clouds”
  • spicy jelly fish
  • 2 turnip cake appetizer
  • 2 haggis dumpling appetizer
  • special vegetarian lettuce wrap
  • 2 slices of haggis
  • 2 salt & pepper fish
  • 2 Capitol pork loin
  • Buddhist feast
  • Long Life e-fu noodles

Price is $75 + tax. Please call Floata to pre-order by Friday 8pm.  Pick-up will be approximately 3.00-4:30pm on Sunday to give you time to get home and watch our show on your computer or TV. Please call 604 602 0368 or email info@floata.com – ask for Brian.

** Sorry no special GHFC dinner orders will be taken on Saturday or Sunday – but you could order from their regular Take-Out Menu or your local neighborhood favorite Chinese or Scottish Restaurant. 

$75 for your Gung Haggis Fat Choy Dinner for 2

Happy New Year!   Let’s start off the Lunar New Year with a Scottish-Chinese Robbie Burns fusion feast!     Just like last year’s celebration, a very Special Gung Haggis Fat Choy Box Dinner for Two is available for purchase at Floata Restaurant in Vancouver Chinatown.  Celebrating safely and responsibly, we plan to create something special that you can eat at home, and that we can perform and celebrate together at our Livestream event!

It will contain almost all the food that we normally serve at a GHFC Banquet Dinner.

Menu

  • Corn soup with “egg clouds”
  • spicy jelly fish
  • turnip cake appetizer
  • haggis dumpling appetizer
  • special lettuce wrap
  • slice of haggis
  • salt & pepper fish
  • Capital pork loin
  • Buddhist feast
  • Long life e-fu noodles

Price is $75. Please call Floata to pre-order by Saturday 1.00pm. Pick-up will be approximately 1.00-5.00pm on Sunday. Please call 604 602 0368 or email info@floata.com – ask for Brian.

** Sorry no special GHFC dinner orders will be taken on Sunday – but you could order from their regular Take-Out Menu. 


About Gung Haggis:

It was 1998 and as the Chinese Lunar New Year fell only two days away from Robbie Burns Day, which is always January 25, Todd decided to celebrate the Scottish Bard’s birthday along with the Lunar New Year. “Gung Haggis Fat Choy!” said Wong, “I can celebrate two cultures at the same time.” And thus was born the Vancouver cultural premiere that culinary and media personalities have come to celebrate this cultural mashup that features deep-fried haggis wontons, haggis dim sum, and haggis lettuce wrap with a glass of scotch each year.

Gung Haggis Fat Choy started out as a small fundraiser of 16 people in 1998 in a crowded living room. Twenty years later it serves dinner at the biggest Chinese Restaurant in North America, and has spun off a CBC television performance special, and the SFU Gung Haggis Fat Choy Canadian Games.

“Gung Haggis Fat Choy is the ultimate fusion feast.” – Georgia Straight

“Haggis wontons? Robbie Burns Night meets Chinese New Year.” – Globe & Mail

“Gung Haggis Fat Choy: This Canadian Celebration Combines Robert Burns Night and Chinese New Year.” – Smithsonian

“Haggis and Chow Mein Collide at Seattle’s Gung Haggis Fat Choy.” – Vice

“Hold the sheep’s stomach lining.” – MacLean’s Magazine

Ricepaper Interviews Todd Wong, founder of Gung Haggis Fat Choy Robbie Burns Dinner.” — Ricepaper Magazine