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Monday, February 7, 2011

Yee Sang /鱼生 - Raw Fish Salad For Increase In Abundance & Prosperity !


















Yee Sang/鱼生 is a Teochew-style raw fish salad. It consists of slices of raw fish ( slices of salmon or snakehead/ikan haruan ) mixed with shredded vegetables , crunchies  and a variety of sauces and condiments, among other ingredients. Yee Sang means increase in abundance.  Therefore the tossing of this raw fish salad during the Chinese New Year is considered a symbol of abundance, prosperity and vigor.  You can have this dish through out the 15 days CNY  celebration.  We had this on the 1st day and I didn't make this dish myself, I bought the ready packed ones from the nearby restaurant but I hope to make my own Yee Sang next CNY !



















It is fun having this dish.....every member of the Piggies will crowd around it and toss the shredded ingredients into the air with the chopsticks while saying " lo hei...lo....heiiiii " as loud as can be , that was why we had this at home. The Piggies can scream as loud as they want :p  It is believed that the height of the toss reflects the height of the diner's growth in fortunes, thus diners are expected to toss enthusiastically....
the higher the better ! :)))


















This Yee Sang consists of shredded carrots, cucumber, radish, pomelo pulps ,  crunchies , peanuts and sesame seeds and mixed with a special sauce which  is made up of honey, 5 spice powder , oil and lime juice.


































Here is me wishing all of you celebrating CNY   a good tossing of the  'Yee Sang ' with your family members....a toss to a surplus of health, wealth and happiness :)




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11 comments:

  1. Happy New Year! If I were in Thailand, we probably celebrate CNY in my friends' houses :)
    The raw fish salad looks so stunning and I love the believe to have a beautiful meal for prosperity :)

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  2. Elin, wishing you & your family a very Happy Chinese New Year. 祝你合家 : 新年快乐 心想事成 身体健康! 恭喜恭喜!Oh boy, how I love having this yee sang. Planning to make my own. Hopefully, I have enough time to prepare this in 2 days time. haha... Wish me luck! Hope you're enjoying your day.
    Best wishes,
    Kristy

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  3. I absolutely love yee sang but sadly haven't had it in years. I love all the different textures and tastes . It is truly a great celebratory dish. Happy New Year!

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  4. Love yee sang. It's not only fun but delicious too! Hope you're having a wonderful Chinese new Year!

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  5. Sigh! I did not have that...so no abundance, no prosperity in the Rabbit Year lah? No wonder by the3rd day, already eating porridge! LOL!!

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  6. Ooo, Elin, this looks amazing! Biren (roti & rice) also made yee sang. I've never heard of it before but it's cool to see how people make it differently.

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  7. Happy Chinese New Year to you! I am going to make my own yee sang tonight, hoping it tastes good as it will be my first. *praying*

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  8. I love this, had this thrice already .... Yes, everybody lo hei for prosperity and advancement in their respective careers!

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  9. Happy Chinese New Year! The raw fish salad looks delicious!

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  10. Love this dish! Even though I ate it 3 times already so far, but still can't get enough of it, lol! Wishing you and your piggies a prosperous and fortune full rabbit year ahead!! Btw, looks like I'll be missing you bloggers this weekend *sob* hope you ladies have loads of fun yah! Cheers!

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  11. Thank you for your CNY wishes and your kind comments. I love it when I read all your comments. Your comments are really inspiration to my goal for achievement . I am sure all of you celebrating the CNY will have many tossings of Yee Sang the whole of 15 days. I am going to have this again for sure :))

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