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Rhonda Parkinson

Lucky Lo Hei Salad

By February 16, 2013

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Day 7 of Chinese Spring Festival New Year Celebrations

Popular with Chinese communities in Singapore and Malaysia, Yu Sheng is a raw fish salad traditionally served on the 7th day of the Chinese New Year season, which the Chinese celebrate as everyone's birthday. It's a tradition for families to toss the salad while calling out Lo Hei!, which means to whip up or toss up good fortune. It's believed that the higher you toss the salad, the greater your luck and prosperity in the New Year!

Yu Sheng is made with fresh fish such as salmon, raw vegetables such as Daikon radish and carrots, and lucky foods such as peanuts (which symbolize longevity) and pomelo (symbolizing abundance). Here is a basic recipe for Yu Sheng from the Reader's Digest Asia website.

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February 3, 2009 at 8:55 pm
(1) Association of Chinese Cooking Teachers says:

Hello! Thank you for posting ACCT president Doris Lum’s Raw Fish Salad recipe! You’ll find more fantastic Asian recipes as well as information on all our upcoming events on our website, http://associationofchinesecookingteachers.blogspot.com/. Cheers and happy eating!

February 18, 2013 at 4:01 am
(2) gourmetcreations says:

This sounds fantastic!

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