Gung Haggis Wun-Tun was a hit with the performers at the Gung Haggis Poetry Night – held Monday, January 12, at the Central Branch, Vancouver Public Library. After each performer read their poems, they picked up a haggis wun-tun that had been ceremoniously piped into the room by piper Joe McDonald, and dipped it into the special plum sauce.
“It's really good,” declared Harry McGrath, Director of Scottish Studies from Simon Fraser University. “I would have eaten half the bunch if nobody else was standing there,” he said following the Gung Haggis Fat Choy poetry night.
This was only the second time that Gung Haggis Wun-Tun had made a public debut. The first time was at a September reception for Shelagh Rogers at CBC studios, when GHFC host Todd Wong welcomed her to Vancouver with the culinary present.
“Your haggis wun-tun and plum sauce compliment each other like Bogart and Bacall. What a beautiful marriage of cultures,” praised CBC radio host Shelagh Rogers when asked to comment. She also took the plate of haggis wun-tun home with her.
It was a special preview of the Gung Haggis Fat Choy dinner event that not only featured a taste of haggis wun-tun and spring rolls but also five performers that will indeed be performing at the January 24 & 25 dinners. Piper Joe McDonald, poets Trev Sue-A-Quan and Jim Wong-Chu, native Scotsman Neil Gray, and host Toddish McWong.
For your taste of the special recipe for Gung Haggis Wun-Tun – come to the Gung Haggis Fat Choy dinner on Jan 24 & 25. Pick up tickets at Firehall Arts Centre 604-689-0926.