My first Yee Sang/Lo Hei

January 27, 2011 at 7:43 am (Food Love Affair) (, , , , , , )

Yesterday my friend treat me to a chinese lunch at Maju Palaca, a halal chinese restaurant in Maju Juntion. Considering I’m not such a big fan of chinese food. The food there was delicious.

Things that was served to us (i am just going to describe since i am bad with food names and not so  familiar with chinese dish) :
– peanut
-sharks fin soup in coconut
-burung puyuh (err..puyuh bird??what do you called puyuh in english?)
-cod fish with mushroom and vegetable and some kind of mushroom that supposedly can add your blood amount
-tofu with vegetable on top
-sticky rice with chicken, egg and musroom wrapped in banana (or is it pandan? hMmm…) leaves
-pastry wrapperd in black sesame in ginger soup
-chinese tea 🙂

I even got the chance to do Yee Sang with my friends.  My friend explained to me, the higher you raise the chopstick, the higher your luck will be . So we wish for high raise..high salary..high KPI..  high ong 🙂

Yee sang according to wikipedia :
Yusheng , yee sang or yuu sahng (simplified Chinese: 鱼生; pinyin: yúshēng), also known as lo hei (Cantonese for 撈起 or 捞起) is a Teochew-style raw fish salad. It usually consists of strips of raw fish (most commonly salmon), mixed with shredded vegetables and a variety of sauces and condiments, among other ingredients. Yusheng literally means “raw fish” but since “fish (鱼)” is commonly conflated with its homophone “abundance (余)”, Yúshēng (鱼生) is interpreted as a homophone for Yúshēng (余升) meaning an increase in abundance. Therefore, yusheng is considered a symbol of abundance, prosperity and vigor.

Happy Chinese New Year to all who’s celebrating 🙂


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