SINGAPOREAN TRADITONAL EATS: 鱼生,Yu Sheng

Lunar New Year.

It is always heartwarming to know that there are people who remembers. Friendships that spans years.
The married, the attached, the singles.
Food, always lotsa food.
And the little things that makes us Singaporean, Chinese.
Family.

A time to remember who we are I guess.

Renri (Chinese:人日, literally Human Day) refers specially to the 7th day of zhengyue (正月, the first month in the Chinese calendar). According to Chinese customs, renri was the day human beings were created. It is celebrated not only in China, but also other regions influenced by Chinese culture.

Days on which different animals were created are:

First of zhengyue : Chicken
Second of zhengyue : Dog
Third of zhengyue : Boar
Fourth of zhengyue : Sheep
Fifth of zhengyue : Cow
Sixth of zhengyue : Horse
Seventh of zhengyue : Human.

鱼生 Yusheng (also spelt Yu Sheng) meaning “raw fish” is a Chinese New Year dish, served traditionally on the seventh day of Chinese New Year or Ren Ri (“Everyman’s Birthday”). It is a salad dish made of thin slices of raw fish and various spices and julienned vegetables, mixed with tossing actions by diners. A play on Chinese homonyms links the ingredients and tossing actions to prosperity and longevity, all adding to the good wishes for the new year.

LUNAR NEW YEAR TRADITIONAL EATS: Yu Sheng

Main ingredients:

Fish                  : Abundance, Excess

Pomelo Fruit     : Luck, Abundance

Pepper             : Attraction of Money and Valuables

Oil                    : Increase of Profits 10,000 Times, Money Flowing In

Carrots             : Blessings of Good Luck

Green Radish    : Eternal Youth

White Radish    : Business Prosperity, Promotion at Work

LUNAR NEW YEAR TRADITIONAL EATS: Yu Sheng (Condiments)

Condiments:

Peanut Crumbs : Gold and Silver, Eternal Youth

Sesame Seeds  : Flourishing Business

Flour Crisps       : Floor Covered With Gold

LUNAR NEW YEAR TRADITIONAL EATS: Yu Sheng (Lo Hei!!)

Dressing:

Plum Sauce       : Halls Flowing With Gold

Other ingredients used are candied winter melon, pickled ginger, marinated jellyfish, mandarin oranges, citrus peel, leek, fried dried prawns, prawn crackers, five-spice powder, cinnamon powder, lime leaves, lime juice, rice vinegar and coriander leaves.


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