Poster of the Week – Yee Sang
Happy Chinese New Year to everyone! In conjunction with the Chinese New Year celebration, I’ve decided that this week poster’s theme to be CNY related. Yee Sang or YuSheng is a Chinese Traditional Cuisine during the New Year Celebration, it’s consumed specifically on the 7th day of New Year, which is the Day of Man (人日).
“Yusheng , yee sang or yuu sahng (simplified Chinese: 鱼生; pinyin: yúshēng), also known as lo hei (Cantonese for 撈起 or 捞起) is a Teochew-style raw fish salad. It usually consists of strips of raw fish (most commonly salmon), mixed with shredded vegetables and a variety of sauces and condiments, among other ingredients. Yusheng literally means “raw fish” but since “fish (鱼)” is commonly conflated with its homophone “abundance (余)”, Yúshēng (鱼生) is interpreted as a homophone for Yúshēng (余升) meaning an increase in abundance. Therefore, yusheng is considered a symbol of abundance, prosperity and vigor” – excerpts from Wikipedia.org
The Yee Sang in the photo is home-made version by my mom during the 7th day with some ingredients purchased from the store and served with blanched chicken, instead of raw fish. The Yee Sang was served with fish porridge during the dinner. 🙂