We may be stuck at home this year but who said we can’t celebrate Chinese New Year to the fullest?
Usually, the local tradition of yee sang (prosperity toss) is done throughout CNY. It’s a very colourful dish that normally comes with raw fish, shredded vegetables, crackers, and sauces.
Quick fact: The traditional ritual of tossing yee sang actually started after World War II when a caterer in Seremban decided to revive the Chinese ancestral culture of eating raw fish during auspicious celebrations in an attempt to rebuild his business during Chinese New Year.
When you are tossing yee sang, it is important to make a mess out of it. The messier, the better! The higher you toss, the higher the chances of your wishes coming true.
Anyway, since this year has been quite different, why not spice it up a little and continue the tradition with some unique yee sang packages.
From yee sang that comes with caviar and gold flakes to sets that come with Hennessy bottles, here are 5 unique yee sang for your 2021 CNY:
1. The Good Stuff – Hennessy Yee Sang Dinner Sets
Fireworks are not the only thing getting lit on CNY. The Good Stuff is selling yee sang dinner sets that come with the famed dish, courses of Chinese cuisine and a bottle of Hennessy.
Their yee sang is topped with salmon and jellyfish, but you can add abalone as well. Two of their sets come with extra dishes for a dinner for 5 pax.
The drinks available are Hennessy V.S.O.P Privilège and Hennessy X.O Limited Edition by Frank Gehry. To kaodim your yam seng, yee sang and dinner easily, click here.
2. Its Herbs 不是中藥 – Healthy Yee Sang
Looking for a more healthy set? Then this one is for you.
Filled with vegetables as well as 10 Chinese herbs and healthy ingredients such as red dates, goji berries, and orange peel, this is definitely a one-of-a-kind yee sang. Each box is suitable for 6 to 8 people and can be kept for 2 months.
For more info, click here.
3. Ruyi & Lyn’s – Golden Bull Yee Sang
Oof, this one looks so cool and it’s pre-assembled for your convenience!
Ruyi & Lyn’s Golden Bull Yee Sang comes with fresh fruits and vegetables, marinated octopus, enoki mushrooms, an assortment of nuts and topped with Atlantic salmon. It gets better as it’s served with a bottle of Moët & Chandon or Dom Pérignon.
Click here, for an Instagram-worthy yee sang from Ruyi & Lyn.
4. Awesome Canteen – QR Code Yee Sang For A ‘Zoom Lou’
Okay, let us explain this one real quick! Awesome Zoom Lou is a mini version of the usual yee sang served at Awesome Canteen which combines ingredients like yam bean, green apples, purple cabbage, salmon, pomegranate, seaweed, yellow pickled radish and pickled ginger.
The catch is – it’s online! Yes, you’ll get the food IRL and it will also be sent to you and your families/friends houses too. What makes it online is that the package will come with a QR Code and you’ll be connected to a Zoom call. Awesome Canteen will arrange for the packs to be sent to everyone’s home just before the Zoom session.
For more info, click here.
5. W Hotel – Abalone Yee Sang
Yen Cantonese Restaurant at W Hotel has assembled a few eclectic yee sang but this one is definitely the star of the show. Chef Weng and his culinary team present to us the premium Abalone Yee Sang, served with caviar, gold flakes and a drizzle of truffle oil. Wuish, this kind of boujee-ness is exactly the energy we need this year.
To get your hands on this yee sang, you can email [email protected] or call 012 347 9088 to order.
So there you have it. The best yee sang sets to make this year’s prosperity toss a special one! Huat arrr!