Sunday, 30 January 2011

Yee Sang - Info

Name :
Yee Sang
Loh Sang
Loh Hei

Fishermen along the coast of Guangzhou traditionally celebrated Renri, the seventh day of the Chinese New Year, by feasting on their catches.[1] The practice of eating raw fish in thinly sliced strips can be traced back to ancient China through the raw fish or meat dish known as Kuai (膾, kuài). However the present form of yusheng is believed to have started in Chaozhou and Shantou as far back as the Southern Song Dynasty[citation needed] In Malaya's colonial past, migrants imported this tradition; porridge stalls sold a raw fish dish which is believed to have originated in Jiangmen, Guangdong province that consisted of fish, turnip and carrot strips, which was served with condiments of oil, vinegar and sugar that were mixed in by customers. (wikipedia)

Raw fish / Abalone / Jelly Fish
White Radish
Chili / Pepper
Picked ginger
Pamelo pulp
Chinese Parsley
Crispy prawn cracker
Plum / Sweet sour sauce

Toast using chopstick with auspicious wishing such as 'Nian Nian You Yu', and 'Pu Pu Kao Sen'. But modern word such as 'Good Bonus', 'Hit jackpot' seem to join in the toasting nowadays...

Best time to eat:
7th Day of CNY. Ren Ri (Human Day)
Picture of loh sang taken from Restaurant Happy Family, Setia Alam

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