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Chinese New Year

dt | Jan 14, 2004 07:30 AM

There's an appetizer eaten during the Chinese New Year period which i believe originated in Hong Kong. In Cantonese, its known as "Yu Sheng". In English, its literal translation is "Raw Fish". The dish involves, as the name implies, slices of raw fish and lots of julienned vegetables and some crackers, lemon, sauce all 'assembled' on a dish by a waitress/waiter. Then everyone at the table tosses the ingredients with their chopsticks lifting the ingredients high over the plate to signify good luck. I believe the act of tossing is called "Low Hey" in cantonese.

Any idea if any of the chinese restaurants in brooklyn or queens offer that for the New Yr.?

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