Thursday, February 22, 2007

Lou Yee Sang

This year CNY, i went to Fortuna restaurant (located at Jalan Telok Sisek, Kuantan) with my family to have reunion dinner. We ordered a medium size yee sang. Yee sang (direct transation: raw fish) consists of shredded vegetables, pomelo, crispy stuff, spice powder, oil, plum sauce, and a choice of fresh fishy topping (mine is salmon).

Chinese believe that tossing yee sang will bring prosperity and good luck for the whole year. Everyone will gather around the table and lou yee sang with their chopsticks. Chinese also believe that the higher you toss the yee sang, the more prosperity you will have in the coming year.

I don't know whether all this belief is true or not. Some people even said that lou sang is a commercial ploy to make money. Let's put it this way, lou yee sang is a way to teach children to use chopstick. HeHe..

Let's toss yee sang, after all, there is no harm tossing yee sang rite? Once a year, happy chinese new year!!

1 comment:

Yee Sang fan said...

Lou yee sang also can bring family member together, kind of reunion. As for the commercial side, i'm not sure about it.