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Happy Ox Year to all my Chinese readers!

I have been really busy since yesterday’s night reunion dinner and it’s 2 am now.  Dozing off soon…

So this post is going to be  short and sweet.  Just want to show you how proud we are of our home-made Yu Sheng (Lo Hei) last night.  In fact, we are going to make it again tomorrow when my aunties and uncles come to visit.  Hehe.

This Yu Sheng is really special as it is made up totally from fruits instead of the usual ingredients.  My mum learnt it from a TV program and I have yet to find out she does it.  If you are keen to know, I’ll ask her for the recipe.  I’m sure she will be glad to share.

Well, for my other friends who don’t understand what Yu Sheng is all about, this is a short explanation I got from Wikipedia.

This dish is served as an appetizer to raise ‘good luck’ for Chinese New Year.  In a celebration known as “lo hei” (families and friends gather around the table and, on cue, proceed to toss the shredded ingredients into the air with chopsticks while saying auspicious words out loud to mark the start of a prosperous new year and it’s customary that the higher you toss, the greater your fortunes!

Typical ingredients include: fresh salmon, daikon (white radish), carrot, red pepper (capsicum), ginger, daun limau nipis (lime tree leaves), Chinese parsley, chopped peanuts, toasted sesame seeds, Chinese shrimp crackers (or fried dried shrimp), five spice powder. The dressing is made primarily from plum sauce.

We have to toss it really high before we can eat it.  Hehe.  Does it look fun to you?

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5 Responses to “We Made Our Own Chinese New Year Yu Sheng This Year”

  1. hey! how did u go about making the yusheng?? i wanna try it out.. keeke!

  2. Hey liangming,

    I have to check it out with my mum. If she still remembers the recipe, I will post it here. :)

  3. hey angie, thank you so much for the response.. hahaha.. i would like to try it out tmr (Sat) actually… so if its too rush.. its alright.. thanks so much! :)

  4. Hi Liangming, sorry if this is kind of late, I just posted the recipe here at http://easylunchboxrecipes.com.....ng-recipe/.

    Well, you can Lo Hei anytime of the year right! :)

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