Why Do We Do “Lo Hei”?
Ever wonder why do people do “Lo Hei” or “Prosperity Toss” during Chinese New Year?
Yu Sheng, popularly known as “Lo Hei”, originated from the Cantonese phrase “Tossing up good fortune”. Most Yu Sheng use raw fish (symbolizes abundance and prosperity) together with carrots, radish, sesame seeds, orange zest, peanut, plum sauce etc.
And why do we try to toss the ingredients as high as possible?
In Cantonese, “Hei” means “rise” (起 “hei”). The higher you toss the ingredients, it is believed that the greater your fortunes will be.
Step-By-Step Guide To Lo Hei
Before you start “tossing” or “throwing” the Yu Sheng, here is a step-by-step guide from Greenwood Fish Market on how you can do your “Lo Hei”. We usually shout the name of the ingredient followed by the significance before we add the ingredient into the Yu Sheng.
Seafood Lovers: Check Out Greenwood Fish Market!
From 15th January to 10th February 2020, Greenwood Fish Market will be rolling out their usual trio of Yu Sheng platters, featuring the crowd favourite Norwegian Salmon, as well as extravagant options of Boston Lobster and Alaskan King Crab Legs available at $68, $88 and $128 respectively.
For seafood lovers seeking a show stopping feast, a lavish Three Treasures Yu Sheng awaits. At $168 (serves 6-8 persons), it boasts almost 1.2kg worth of fresh, air-flown seafood from across the world. Specifically, with 550g Boston Lobster, 330g Norwegian Salmon Sashimi and 300g of Alaskan King Crab Legs.
All platters are paired with our signature Calamansi dressing, shredded cucumbers, carrots, and, the traditional medley of preserved condiments.
Orders may be made online via greenwoodfishmarket.oddle.me, with options for delivery and self pick-up.
TWO winners will walk away with a Norwegian Salmon Yusheng (worth $68++) from Greenwood Fish Market. Head over to The Ladies Cue instagram page to find out more.