Usher in the Year of Rat with a prosperity toss of the Yee Sang! Yee Sang is a common CNY dish in Malaysia, that symbolizes abundance and prosperity, with each element on the plate make up a blessing for the New Year. Home-made Yee Sang is simple, healthy and by far the best Yee Sang we’ve ever tasted! (It’s true, we’ve tried.)
Servings: 8-10 person
Time: 1 hour
|8-10 slices||Wonton wrappers, sliced 1 cm wide|
|1||Asian pear, sliced finely|
|1||Carrot, shredded / sliced finely|
|1||Cucumber, shredded / sliced finely|
|150g||Red cabbage, shredded / sliced finely|
|1 tbsp||Coriander / Cilantro, finely chopped|
|1||Grapefruit, peeled (to substitute raw salmon)|
|20g||Roasted sesame seeds|
|4 tbsp||Plum sauce|
|1 tsp||Sesame oil|
|½ tsp||White pepper, to taste|
|½ tsp||Five spice powder, to taste|
- Cut the wonton skins into 1cm thick strips.
- Heat up some oil for deep frying. Once the oil is fully heated, deep fry the wontons skins until golden brown.
- Place on the side to cool.
Shredded Egg Crepe
- In a bowl, beat the eggs with a whisk.
- Heat a non-stick pan in medium heat and add a dash of oil. Before it gets too hot, pour a small amount of the egg mixture into the pan and quickly swirl it around by tilting the pan in all directions.
- Fry the egg for 2-3mins on each side on medium-heat.
- Once it’s done, slice the egg crepe into thin strips and set aside.
Peanuts and Sesame
- Grind roasted peanuts and sesame together.
- Set aside.
Fruits and Vegetables
- Shred / slice the fruits and vegetables, the thinner the better, for a crunchier texture!
- Set aside.
* Squeeze out the juice from cucumber if not used immediately.
* Soak pear in iced salt water if not used immediately.
Assemble the Yeesang
- Arrange all the sliced vegetables and shredded egg crepe into different sections on a large plate. Have the grapefruit slices divide up each section.
- Place the dressing or wonton strips in the center.
- Sprinkle five spiced powder, white pepper, crushed peanut and sesame seed over the YeeSang.
- Toss with the dressing sauce at the table! It is believed that the higher and more vigorous the toss, the better the New Year! And don’t forget to toss in as many auspicious wishes as you can for the year.