Friday, February 23, 2007

NUSS Guild House: Lou Yee Sang

Today our office had our annual CNY lunch. It was held at the Guild House at NUSS. (NUS Society)

There was a lion dance performance too. And these 'fireworks'. haha..

See what a mess it made to our table! Luckily our food was served a bit later, but our drinks, sauce, chilli etc, all gone!

The first dish as usual is Yee Sang for this occasion. The top orangy part is raw salmon. The rest are shredded carrots, cucumbers etc... with keropok!!! of course!!!

Oh yes, the fun part! "lou-ing" the yee sang, meaning to toss it in the air! The higher you toss it, the better!

The Yee Sang on my plate!

While 'lou-ing', you are suppose to be saying some auspicious chinese proverbs, and here are some of them. Yes, they had a list for us at our table. :-)

Have you 'lou' your yee sang yet? This is a practice that is only common in Singapore and some parts of Malaysia.

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Ming the Merciless said...

I never had yee sang but I can imagine how it tastes like. I love the strings of veggies and raw fish. Looks absolutely yummy!!

What is in the little gift bags???

Anonymous said...

I can just eat the veggies and the (keropok meh?) ...the "keropok symbolizes "gold" it ?

Jazzy said...

i'm hungry now...
lovely food and great fun you had =)

Zannnie said...

it was fun indeed!:) so you said all the proverbs!:) wow;) Happy New year!

Passionate Eater said...

Wow, it looks like so much fun! Noodles everywhere! And Happy Chinese New Year!

teckiee said...

wahhh is this for everyone in NUS? my bro studied there but didnt hear him mention before

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