Every Chinese New Year, I will be looking forward to 'Yu Sang' other than the red packets! It is always a fun event to gather with loved ones to toss this dish. It is a great way to celebrate the festive season with family, friends and colleagues. The dish itself symbolizes abundance and prosperity.
This dish usually comprises of fish, a variety of vegetables and different sauces. Some versions come with salmon or jellyfish.
The general rule to eating this dish is to toss the ingredients using chopsticks, as high as possible while expressing well wishes for the new year! It is believed that the higher you toss, the better your luck will be in the upcoming year. That is why, a messy table after tossing 'Yee Sang' is not a surprise! I definitely would not mind especially if good fortune is coming my way!
Yee Sang is also known as: YushengYu SangYee SangProsperity Toss with Salmon鱼生
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Prepare the sauce by adding sesame oil and water into the plum sauce.
Shred cucumber, carrots, radish and also pomelo. Leave aside.
Julienne taro into thin strips and divide them into two portions. Mix red and green food colouring into each of the portions respectively. Ensure the taro slices are evenly coated. Fry the taro slices.
Add flour, salt and cold butter in a bowl. Rub flour into butter until the mixture is even and forms a dough. Add more flour if the dough is still wet. Flatten dough and cut them into small rectangles. Fry cut dough until golden brown. Leave aside.
Assemble all ingredients on a plate with the salmon pieces in the centre. Add sauce, pepper, five spice powder and crushed peanuts onto the ingredients before tossing.