Yusheng, yee sang or yuu sahng (Chinese: 鱼生), or Prosperity Toss, also known as lo hei (Cantonese for 撈起 or 捞起) is a Teochew-style raw fish salad. Yes, Wikipedia knows more about my own culture than I do. Those who celebrate the hand-shaking, money-gifting, petty gambling festival that is the Chinese New Year would be all too familiar with this messy dish. But while atas restaurants keep trying to find more creative reasons/lucrative ways to sell shredded vegetables, we wondered about how younger generations might adapt this tradition in the future.
What would a “modern” Singaporean Yu Sheng look like?
and that’s where our thought process got a lot messier.
Presenting the Modern Yu Sheng – created with suggestions from young Singaporeans.
In clockwise order, this clearly healthy spread consists of everyday staples such as:
Earl Grey Milk Tea from Gong Cha
Hello Panda from just about any self-respecting mama shop
Kaya Toast from Ya Kun Kaya Toast
Double McSpicy from McDonald’s
Truffle Fries from anywhere but McDonald’s (we heard this café is pretty good)
Iced Milo from let’s be honest, only the Milo vans do it well
Sanum Frozen Yoghurt from Llao Llao (you’ve probably never heard of them)
Chee Cheong Fun from various hawker stalls (see, we’re still keeping that Chinese flavour in this)
Half-boiled Egg from your home
Our ancestors must really be pleased with us.
Think we missed out a key ingredient in the Modern Yu Sheng? Tell us what you’re craving for in the comments below!