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2012-01-03 11 views
Let's start 2012 and Openrice Malaysia on an auspicious note. Let us toast with yee sang to good fortune, health and abundance of blessings with the Yee Sang at pork free Zuan Yuan Chinese restaurant at One World Hotel.Yee Sang or known as Raw Fish Salad is definitely a highlight every CNY. Its healthy and yummy in one big colourful dish. Every ingredient is chosen for a symbolic reason. The following all goes into Zuan Yuan's Yee Sang with Polo Clam and Shredded Sweet Turnip in Truffle Oil. And
Yee Sang or known as Raw Fish Salad is definitely a highlight every CNY. Its healthy and yummy in one big colourful dish. Every ingredient is chosen for a symbolic reason. The following all goes into Zuan Yuan's Yee Sang with Polo Clam and Shredded Sweet Turnip in Truffle Oil. And the best of all we get to play. A whole table of adults (and kids) with our chopsticks lifting the salad mix as high as possible while uttering wishing for a better year. Let's see...
• More good food (haha...what can you say when you have a table of foodies?)
• More good health (this I find it most important)
• More money
• Better cameras
• Bigger house
• Cheaper fuel
• Faster cars (OK... I said this. hehehe)
• More good friends
• And everything awesome and good! And the results of tossing! Pretty delightful fresh yee sang bursting with the sweetness of the tender polo clam. Every bite bore the luxurious earthy flavours of truffle oil. CNY meals always come with fish. And fish must have its head and tail as it symbolises having leftovers of money and an increment in prosperity. I love the lightly spicy Steamed Red Grouper with ‘Medan’ Sauce. Nothing overly spicy but it was a unique flavour for CNY. Wok-Fried Butter Tiger Prawn with Papaya and Milk was a hit that night with its vibrant colour. Prawns in chinese sounds like laughter "haha". Indeed we were all laughing and enjoying this prawn dish that symbolised happiness and laughter. I remember asking my mum in law why did she serve the chicken with its head, ass and feet? She said it was to symbolise togetherness. The Poached Village Chicken with Pickled Radish and Chilli didn't exactly come with the head, ass and feet but it was decorated aptly to represent those parts. A clever play indeed. Chicken was tender and I adored the crisp flavourful pickled radish. Addictively good, I spooned extra pickled radish and ate it on its own. It never fails to amaze me how CNY dinners feature vegetables in delightful flavours that makes eating vegetables easier for many people. Stewed Mixed Vegetable in Bean Curd Parcel with Dried Oyster and Sea Moss was a flavourful dish bursting in flavours. Every mouthful symbolised good news (oysters - hou si), prosperity (sea moss - fatt choy), opportunities (mushroom - donggu), good luck (carrots - apparently its considered red and auspicious) and lots more that I couldn't quite remember what they symbolise for. But most of all, a mixed vegetable dish was to symbolise family harmony.