How To Lou Hei Like A Pro!

Happy Prosperous Horse Year Everyone!

It's true how to adults used to say a year passed just in a blink of an eye! After age 20, I will feel this way whenever festive season like Christmas and New Year comes.. :x

Anyway, today I will be teaching you how to Lou Hei like a Pro!

Yusheng is actually a good "appetizer" before CNY heavy meals and great when you wanna take a break from those deep fried buttery CNY goodies!

We used to Lou Hei only on 7th day of CNY, which is "Ren Ri", but nowadays, we just grab the chance in indulge in one Lou Hei after another whenever there's chance!

If you are having Lou Hei in restaurants, you will usually be blessed with sweet waitress or macho servers doing all the pouring of ingredients and saying the blessings for you. But if you are doing it at home, here's what you should do!

When the Yusheng is served at the table, the person who serves (might be your mum, auntie or grandma), should say 恭喜发财 (Gong Xi Fa Cai), Congratulations for your Wealth and 万事如意 (Wan Shi Ru Yi), May all your wishes be fulfilled.

The dishes on the plate symbolises:

鸿运当头 (Hong Yun Dang Tou), Approach of Good luck

Green Radish:
青春常 (Qing Chun Chang Zhu), Forever young and Radiant

White Radish:
生水起 (Feng Sheng Shui Qi), Great Progression

What you add on symbolises:

Fish- Raw Salmon or Abalone
年年有余 (Nian Nian You Yu), Abundance and excess throughout the year.

Pomelo/ Lime:
大吉大利 (Da Ji Da Li), Good luck and smooth sailing

财进宝 (Zhao Cai Jin Bao), attracting Wealth and Treasures

Five Spiced Powder
五福临门  (Wu Fu Lin Men), Bringing Prosperity To Your Home

Oil, pour while circling the ingredients:
一本万利 (Yi Ben Wan Li), Abundance of Returns on Your Investments

Grounded Peanuts:
步步高升 (Bu Bu Gao Sheng), Promotion in Work and Good Grades In Studies

Sesame Seeds:
生意兴隆 (Sheng Yi Xin Long), Wealth and Prosperity for Business

Plum Sauce, pour over all ingredients:
甜甜蜜蜜 (Tian Tian Mi Mi), Sweetness in Relationships

Pillow Crackers:
黄金满地(Huang Jin Man Di) , Full of Gold and Wealth

After all the ingredients are well prepared for tossing, everyone should get ready their chopsticks for Lou Hei (Tossing Up For Good Fortune)! Toss as high as you can, and shout out auspicious words and what you wish for in this new year!

Here's some photos from my first Lou Hei of the year (before CNY starts!) with 306, photo credited from Yan Wan!

Now you know how to Lou Hei like a Pro, you will have no reason not to Huat Huat this Horse Year!

Wish everyone a galloping horse year with lots of Health, Wealth and Prosperity!