I was invited to a series of luncheons and dinners hosted by friends and biz associates lately. Having 'yee sang', an auspicious salad, has been a long-standing tradition during Chinese New Year (CNY) that it's unlikely to start off any set meals without this delicacy.
In case you're wondering, the words yee sang literally means “raw fish” and signifies abundance, prosperity and longevity. It is usually eaten during the 7th day of CNY to celebrate the birthday of mankind, but the salad dish has become very popular that it is now eaten even before CNY begins. The dish combination includes freshly shredded vegetables, assorted pickles, ground peanuts, toasted sesame seeds and crunchy crisps in striking rainbow colours. The raw salmon slices are added together with a drizzle of oil and sweet plum sauce.
The fun begins as we mix and toss the colourful yee sang together, wishing loudly for good fortune and greater success as we say “loh hei!” and toss the shredded ingredients as high as possible to bring better luck in the year ahead.
There will be another dinner bash with one night leading to the next and last week yet another and not to mention tonight and also at the end of the week. I've been frantically eating lots of these scrumptious delights during this festive season. Seriously, it makes me wonder what my cholesterol rating reads today. Now I'm beginning to wish the CNY would end soon!
I hope everyone had a terrific time during the CNY season and another wonderful week ahead.
First Commenter - Rainfield
Wish you the best not only for another week ahead.ReplyDelete
I was at the supermarket on Sunday and I saw a lot of ready-made Yee Sang on sale there.ReplyDelete
That is a very colorful and it looks tasty.ReplyDelete
hi..good morning.. guess many of us malaysian bloggers post about yee sang these days, including me as well.. hahaha...ReplyDelete
i love yee sang!ReplyDelete
Love the shot with all the chopsticks digging in! Reminds me of a real family dinner. :)ReplyDelete
only had yee sang on CNY eye and that was enuff for me.ReplyDelete
Oh, yee sang! Makes me craving for it here:)ReplyDelete
Yum yum!!! I love la Yee Sang but no chance to try some dis yr... huhuh...ReplyDelete
Tot of buying the packet ones but not sure which ones are yummy...so craving for YS now after seeing ur pics! :)ReplyDelete
Happy eating and have a terrific TUesday, hugs! :)ReplyDelete
war..business associates some more. :p Then you surely have eaten a lot lor during CNY. :pReplyDelete
Yeah! I still crave for the yee sang till today. Perhaps it is because I love to eat the raw fish? :pReplyDelete
Yeah! The higher you toss it...the more prosperous you are going to be right? Huatt ar! :DReplyDelete
i had my fair share of tossing as well. it was fun with everyone "messing" the dish up! a happy chinese new year to you, LR! :)ReplyDelete
Love the shot of the 'digging in'!ReplyDelete
Happy Chinese New Year to you.
I have tossed my second yee sang this CNY... only twice >.>; Need more Yee Sang :P.ReplyDelete
I could not eat raw fish myself....but it was interesting reading about how high to toss...and prosperity.ReplyDelete
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Hope you're having a super day.
happy new year.ReplyDelete
It looks really tasty and the photos are very colorful:)ReplyDelete
I haven't been tossing that many yee sangs this year. Lesser invites. :DReplyDelete
Yummy and colorful!ReplyDelete
Huat ah!! I just had a little yesterday. Used to have it every day of CNY. :PReplyDelete
Bo bo ko sing! Every step is a great advancement!ReplyDelete
It looks absolutely delicious ! I wished I could taste it life !ReplyDelete
have never tried food like this one day maybeReplyDelete
This looks very delicious.ReplyDelete
Mine is up as well at aussiepomm!
Have a great WW!!
aww thats looks really yummy!ReplyDelete
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Well I am an advocate of raw foods, but even if I ate fish I don't know that I'd be brave enough to try it raw. Probably does have more nutrients since it hasn't been heated. Trying to wrap my mind around this. I suppose if you are going to eat flesh raw does make sense... It is colorful!ReplyDelete
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i can tell it was fun doing that LR!ReplyDelete
I must say that even the food on CNY is colorful. At first I didn't see the raw fish but looking at it at a long time I could see those white on the side. It must be the fish. Really a fun!ReplyDelete
Wow! I'm hungry Looks yummy not fair LOLReplyDelete
The dish looks so colorful and delicious!ReplyDelete
Tossed one during dinner just now. :)ReplyDelete
Happy New Year and Good luck for next year and the years to come! That dish sure looks colorful and it was great to learn something about Chinese culture.ReplyDelete
It's the attack of the chopsticks. :)ReplyDelete
I had one yesterday in a restaurant. The serving is huge!ReplyDelete