Friday, January 25, 2008

Impress your family while preparing Yu Sheng

Chinese New Year is just round the corner, you most probably be eating the Yu Sheng during this period. To impress your family, you may memorise the below well-wishes as you prepare the Yu Sheng.

More more info, you may refer to my previous posting on "Yu Sheng" under Customs and Festivals section.


Step 1 - When dish is placed on the table. Say "Gong Xi Fa Cai", "Wan Shi Ru Yi" (Congratulation and may you be propersous)

Step 2 - While squeezing the lemon over the fish. Say "Da Ji Da Li" (Wishing you Good luck and blessings)

Step 3 - Place the fish over the shredded carrots and radish. Say "Nian Nian You Yu" (Wish you abundance in wealth every year)

Step 4 - While sprinkling Pepper over the dish. Say "Hong Yun Dang Tou" (May you have good luck at your doorstep)

Step 5 - While sprinkling Cinnamon Powder. Say "Qing Chun Chang Zu" (May you be young forever)

Step 6 - While pouring the Peanut Oil. Say "Rong Hua Fu Gui" (May you enjoy prosperity)

Step 7 - While pouring Plum Sauce. Say "Tian Tian Mi Mi" (May sweetness enters your life)

Step 8 - While pouring the crackers. Say "Man Di Huang Jin" (May gold falls at our feet)

Final Step - While tossing the Yu Sheng. Say "Yue Lao Yue Qi, Lao Dao Feng Shen Shui Qi" (Toss higher and higher till the wind and the oceans rise up for a good year ahead)

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