Yusheng or “lo hei” is a Lunar New Year tradition unique to Singapore and Malaysia. It is a large salad of sorts with multiple ingredients that is tossed before eating.
The “Prosperity Toss” starts with adding ingredients to a large plate while saying auspicious phrases. It ends with diners “tossing” the ingredients with their chopsticks and mixing up the dish. The higher you toss the ingredients, the luckier your new lunar year will be.
If you’re attending a lo hei, here’s a list of 10 auspicious phrases to say before you start digging in.
Hope the chart helps with your lo hei party this year.
Enjoy yu sheng sets from Resorts World Sentosa
Not ready to use your newfound lo hei greetings skills at the table? Head to a restaurant at Resorts World Sentosa and the server will recite the greetings on your behalf.
Here are some of the restaurants serving lo hei sets during the festive period.
Feng Shui Inn
The Longevity Lo Hei comes with black truffle, black caviar and delicate quail eggs that represent the year of the Rooster. Accompanying the dish are crispy fried fish skin and pork bak kwa whih gives the dish a crunchy texture.
$118++ per order, an additional portion of Boston Lobster is available at $58++
Other yu sheng sets from Feng Shui Inn:
Fortune Salmon ‘Lo Hei’ with Sweet Corn
$78++ for 3 to 6 persons or $108++ for 7 to 10 persons
A healthy yu sheng with succulent fresh salmon slices with juicy kernels of golden sweet corn, and a delightfully refreshing strawberry sauce.
Ikan Parang ‘Lo Hei’ with Sweet Corn and Spanish Premium Ham
$78++ for 3 to 6 persons / $108++ for 7 to 10 persons
A sweet and savoury yu sheng set with fresh water wolf herring, juicy and crunchy sweet corn kernel laced with savoury Spanish premium ham.
The Salmon Fruity Vegetable Yu Sheng includes a mix of fruits and vegetables such as melon, pomelo, apple, seaweed and carrot, to give it a satisfying crunch. Mixed inside is crispy white bait and thinly-sliced salmon. The last step is a drizzle of refreshing homemade yuzu honey lime dressing.
Small: $78++ (2 to 4 persons), Medium: $98++ (5 to 8 persons), Large: $118++ (9 persons and above)
The Prosperity Salmon ‘Yu Sheng’ has raw salmon, shredded chargrilled chicken, fresh vegetables, mushrooms, homemade yam, and sweet potato shreds, topped its special plum sauce.
COCA’s popular yu sheng with fruits comes with two types of topping (salmon/abalone or both). Perfect for a decadent lo hei.
Salmon yu sheng: $48, Abalone yu sheng: $54.80, salmon and abalone yu sheng: $68