Yu Sheng 鱼生, Spring Toss, Lou Sang
Yee Sang (Cantonese) or Yu Sheng (Mandarin) is a signature dish for the Chinese community in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia during Chinese New Year. Yusheng means "raw fish". The salad has unique sweet and sour flavour and consists of strips of raw fish (usually salmon), shredded pickled vegetables and other ingredients. All ingredients are positioned seperately on a big plate. The ritual is to gather around the plate, each person holding chopsticks, and to mix and toss the salad together while shouting "Loh Hei" (Cantonese for "toss up good fortune") and announcing auspicous wishes. The higher you toss the better (and the messier the table). Traditionally, the dish has seven symbolic ingredients and is served on the seventh day of Chinese New Year. But the ritual is common anytime during the festive season with family, friends or at work.
sweet plum sauce, roasted peanuts, sesame seeds, slice of raw fish (usually salmon sashimi or mackerel), pickled shredded vegetables (green yam, white radish, carrot, cucumber, red pickled ginger, pomelo, red yam), Pok Chui crackers
CNY Reunion Dinner
The Chinese New Year reunion dinners held on the eve of Chinese New Year (the first day of the celebration). It is the most important meal as the whole family comes together preparing and eating the meal
food style | Chinese similar to fondue where raw ingredients are thrown in a soup until they are ready to eat
restaurant type | Chinese, Fusion, Indian, Malay Chinese coffee shops, modern versions sell all kinds of Malaysian dishes