Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Dragon Yu Sheng/Yee Sang (龙年鱼生)

My dragon yu sheng for the dragon year.  I saw some dragon inspired yu sheng and those pictures really inspired me to create this dragon yu shengYu Sheng or 鱼生 literally translate to raw fish.  It is a raw fish salad that Chinese in Malaysia and Singapore enjoy throughout the 15th days of the Chinese New Year.  I omitted the raw fish because my family don't eat raw fish.  The salad in itself was so delicious that it was worth the day of slicing those vegetable.  My version was quite simple as I omitted the fried colorful taro strips and some other things.  I also got the fried crunchy wonton from my friend's restaurant which they happily gave it to me (which cut down my labor of making this).  It was so good and I wonder why we only eat it during Chinese New Year?  Why don't I have the urge to make it some other times, just like the CNY cookies and nian gao?  How strange we are right?  Anyone of you make yu sheng other than during CNY?

Click here for the full recipe.  This salad is very versatile, you can add whatever extra you desired.

I am also sharing this dish with Aspiring Bakers #15: Auspicious Dishes for CNY hosted by Wen's Delight.  The deadline for submission has been extended to Feb 6th, the last day of CNY.  So go see the roundup on the 7th!  :-)


Belinda @zomppa said...

This is so super cool!! LOVE IT! Happy new year!

Shannon @ JustAsDelish said...

what a beautiful dragon yee sang! i love the seaweed and wonton skin in it. will add them next year :P Why did you spent whole day making yee sang? yours must be a very big plate for a big family. I'm lazy, so I grate the vegetables instead of slicing them :P
I did not add the coloured taro strips too. I have deep fried grated sweet potato, it taste good! yeah u are right, i also don't have the urge to make other CNY goodies any other time, just don't have that festive mood :)

daphne said...

Loh HEI! Home made version- how interesting! and i do love the dragon.. hahaa.. so auspicious. Hope your family had a great celebration!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Thanks Belinda. :)

Shannon, I don't grate, I have to slice everything thinly. I usually made a big plate so that we could have few servings because it's so good and I only have the mood to make it during CNY, so got to eat until satisfied. LOL!

Thanks Daphne. You should try to make it too, seriously it's delicious. ;)

tigerfish said...

I almost wanted to make Yu Sheng this year too but alas the thought of preparing the veg (grating, shredding, etc) set me back :O

Like the "dragon" in the Yu Sheng

Anh said...

oh so creative and fun!

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Wow,you are too creative! love your dragon in the Yee Sang~