How To Lo Hei Yu Sheng Like A Pro? (11 DIY Steps Included)
Lo Hei Yu Sheng, also known as prosperity toss, is a traditional Chinese New Year dish for celebration. You can perform the Lo Hei ritual in any location, but it is traditionally done at home with family members present. It involves tossing auspicious ingredients into the air while wishing good fortune for the coming year.
In addition, Lo Hei, when translated in Cantonese, means ‘tossing good fortune’, so people believe that you should toss the salad as high as possible to usher in good fortune. Each ingredient has a specific attached meaning and an auspicious saying that you should recite while spreading them around the dish.
Why Is Lo Hei So Popular During Chinese New Year?Besides the auspicious symbolic meaning of each ingredient of the Lo-Hei, it is also a chance to gather and bless your loved ones with good luck in the new year. Once again, the tossing action means to rise and thrive to a greater height. Therefore, it gains popularity with people in business and those in sales. Many also believe that the higher you toss the ingredients into the air, the more good fortune you will get.
Lo Hei Yu Sheng Step by Step DIY Guide
|WHAT YOU SHOULD DO?
|Gather all at the table and get ready! When presenting the dish of Yu sheng, shout out “恭喜发财”
|Add in the raw fish or salmon that symbolize abundance throughout the entire year (年年有余）
|Add lime or pomelo to the raw fish (大吉大利), symbolising great luck and prosperity
|Next, Sprinkle pepper and cinnamon powder (招财进宝) – Wishing you to attract wealth & treasures, meaning to huat all year long
|Pour oil and plum sauce over the ingredients (一本万利/财源广进), meaning to reap huge profits from investments and blessed with multiple wealth income stream.
|Add in shredded carrot – 鸿运当头 (Symbolizing good luck is coming)
|Next, add in shredded green radish (青春常驻), symbolizing forever young
|Add in shredded white radish – 步步高升 (May you progress steadily in your career)
|Pouring sesame seeds and peanut crumbs to bless your house filled with gold and silver / prosperity for the business
|Throw in as much golden cracker as you can – 满地黄金 (May your floor full of gold), symbolising many opportunities to make money to be grabbed.
|All to toss up the prosperity toss 7 times and shouting auspicious phrases and wishes for prosperity.