Yusheng, the popular dish of raw fish and vegetables, is a staple of Chinese New Year. It is an opportunity for friends, family and colleagues to usher in good luck and prosperity together with auspicious phrases and yusheng sayings.
However, it can be difficult to remember all the yusheng sayings and auspicious phrases that accompany the Chinese New Year dish.
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Raw fish: 年年有余(nián nián yǒu yú) – “Abundance throughout the year”
Pomelo or lime: 大吉大利(dà jí dà lì) – “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(yī běn wàn lì) – “Make 10,000 times of profit with your capital”
Carrots, green radish and white radish:
鸿运当头(hóng yùn dāng tóu) – “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 (sheng yì xīng lóng) – “A flourishing business”
Golden crackers: 遍地黄金 (biàn dì huáng jīn) – “May the whole floor be filled with gold”
Plum sauce: 甜甜蜜蜜 (tián tián mì mì) – “Sweet relationships”
Now, you are ready for your next lo hei or yusheng platter where you can easily lead in all the auspicious phrases to usher wealth, health and good fortune for the New Year ahead! Huat ah! Huat ah!
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