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.