Report: Gung Haggis Fat Choy 2002

Gung Haggis Fat Choy 2002 was a uniquely Canadian event.

No brow beating displays of patriotism, just good food, good music and good people gathered for a good cause and quietly exhibiting why Canada is so great!

Music: Not only did we get to sing Auld Lang Syne, Scotland the Brave and Amazing Grace but we were treated to live performances of an eclectic mix of Scottish and Chinses related music. From the world music of Joe McDonald and Nealamjit Dhillon, who make up Brave Waves, and put out a fusion of Celtic bagpipe music and tabla drumming, to the traditional jazz number, Slow Boat to China, to Chinese Canadian rockabilly and pop (Chinatown Boogie was a particularly catchy tune!) to the incomparable bluesy vocal styling of pop pixie Qloyydah Shines and finally of course to traditional Scottish bagpipe music, we had a feast for our ears. My apologies to those who I didn't mention. It's not intentional. I just forgot to take notes!

Food: We were treated to a twelve course meal which, in addition to the Spicy Court's usual Chinese food (e.g. a cold appetizer plate, hot and sour soup, Peking Duck, orange spicy beef, and more!), featured haggis as the 5th or 6th course. And the haggis was tasty! It was full of sage and very pleasant just like being back in Bonnie Scotland :-) !!!

We loved it and definitely recommend it to all! See you next year!