Prosperity toss ('yee sang' 捞生) for Chinese new year (low FODMAP, gluten free)

Prosperity toss 捞生 for Chinese new year (FODMAP friendly)

Prosperity Toss is unique for Malaysian and Singaporean Chinese. During Chinese New Year, this elaborate salad with sashimi salmon and tuna is tossed with chopsticks by the whole family for a great new year with plenty and prosperity.

The dish is called yee-sang. In Chinese, ‘yee’ means fish, a symbol of abundance. ‘Sang’ means reborn and lively. ‘Sang’ also shares the same pronunciation as 升, means promotion and enhancement. With a name like that, no wonder ‘yee sang’ is one of the most popular dish for Chinese New Year around Singapore and Malaysia.

Ingredients

Salad

  • 80g carrot, julienne or shredded into curls
  • 30g alfalfa
  • 80g cucumber, sliced
  • 80g fennel bulbs, sliced
  • 50g lettuce, cut into small pieces
  • 200g sashimi quality tuna
  • 200g sashimi quality salmon

Salad dressing

  • 1 tbsp. sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp. rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • 2 tbsp. warm water

Method

  • To make the dressing, mix all ingredients
  • To make the salad, arrange all ingredients on a large plate
  • To serve, toss the salad and dressing with chopsticks (together by the  whole family); make wishes as you mix.
Prosperity toss ('yee sang' 捞生) for Chinese new year (low FODMAP, gluten free)
Prosperity toss (‘yee sang’ 捞生) for Chinese new year (low FODMAP, gluten free)
Prosperity toss
Prosperity toss, after tossing

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2 comments

  1. Wow that was unusual. I just wrote an extremely long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t
    appear. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again.
    Anyway, just wanted to say superb blog!

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