Lo hei or yusheng is a Chinese New Year tradition. This dish, along with the auspicious sayings or words that accompany it bid good tidings for the year ahead as everyone “tosses up the good fortune” together.
If you have ever wonder exactly what the lo hei auspicious sayings are, we got a quick guide for you.
Watch the video to hear Alysa explain the words that accompany each lo hei ingredient.
For those who need a reference for your next lo hei, here is a quick guide.
Auspicious Lo Hei Sayings or Words
Raw fish: 年年有余(nián nián yǒuyú) – “Abundance throughout the year”
Pomelo or lime: 大吉大利(dàjí dàlì) – “Good luck and great prosperity”
Spices: 招财进宝(zhāo cái jìn bǎo) – “May you attract wealth and treasures”
Oil:一本万利(Yīběnwànlì) – “Make 10,000 times of profit with your capital”
Carrots, green radish and white radish:
鸿运当头(Hóngyùn dāngtóu) – “Good luck is approaching”
青春常驻 (qīngchūn cháng zhù) – “Eternal youth”
步步高升 (bùbùgāo sheng) – “Progress with each step”
Peanuts: 金银满屋(jīn yín mǎn wū) – “A household filled with gold and silver”
Sesame seeds: 生意兴隆(shēngyì xīnglóng) – “A flourishing business”
Golden crackers: 遍地黄金(biàndì huángjīn) – “May the whole floor be filled with gold”
Plum sauce: 甜甜蜜蜜(tián tiánmì mì) – “Sweet relationships”
Now it is time to toss up the good fortune! Huat ah! Huat ah! Huat ah!