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Yee Sang / Yu Sang for Chinese New Year / "Everyone's Birthday"


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Yee Sang / Yu Sang for Chinese New Year / "Everyone's Birthday"

huiray | Jan 29, 2012 03:07 PM

Yee Sang (魚生) or Yu Sang is a salad of julienned vegetables and other ingredients with slices of raw fish and a sauce usually based on plum sauce, particularly popular in Malaysia and Singapore amongst the Chinese population for Chinese New Year celebrations. The dish was traditionally served for the seventh day of the Lunar New year, "Yun Yat" or "'Everyone's Birthday".

There are some scattered threads that refer to this dish here on Chowhound. The dish is also somewhat hard to find here in the US, with a few places serving it in SF, NYC, LA (I believe). It is not found in my area, not even Chicago AFAIK, with Chinese restauranteurs not even having ever heard of the dish.

I made my own today. :-) After-tossing picture.
[The "Before-tossing" picture - next post - didn't have the crackers; that went into the dish after the pic was taken. :-) ]

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