Here are 12 ingredients to make Yu Sheng and its prayers
Yu Sheng is a traditional food that is usually made in the Chinese New Year. This meal consists of several ingredients that are cut into small pieces and mixed with plum sauce.
In addition to being considered a symbol of good luck, this dish is also believed to bring happiness for the new year. No wonder Yu Seng is one of them lunar tradition.
Also, when doing Yu Sheng, there will usually be prayers that we need to say. These prayers have the term “hello“, which is an expression in Chinese. The meaning of this expression is “make a fortune”.
Usually, the family or relatives gather at the dinner table and mingle to raise Yu Sheng as high as possible.
The higher you raise it, the more you believe you can achieve your wishes luck will come.
What are the ingredients for Yu Sheng?
1. Raw fish
The first ingredient that must be present in Yu Sheng is raw fish. Usually, people use salmon that has been cleaned properly. In Yu Sheng, salmon symbolizes blessings and abundance.
When you put the fish on Yu Sheng’s plate, you must say a prayer in the form of “年年有餘” (nián nián yǒu yú) which means that every year it will always grow.
We also need to add carrots to Yu Sheng’s dish. The carrot should be finely chopped before serving with other ingredients.
Well, carrots symbolize hope and goals will be achieved. You can add carrots while saying a prayer, which is “鸿运当头” (hóng yùn dāng tóu) which means good luck to all of us.
3. Green radish
Yu Sheng is also made with green radish. You also need to slice this thinly, then serve with Yu Sheng.
The green radish symbolizes blessings and a smooth career path, you know. Then, when mixed with other ingredients, you can say a prayer.
A prayer that you can say to accompany the green radish is “青春常旅” (qīng chūn cháng zhù), which means wish for more youth.
4. White radish
In addition to green radish, white radish is also a mandatory ingredient in Yu Sheng, you know. White radish symbolizes a smooth and successful journey throughout the year. Insert the white radish that you have finely chopped into the dish, yes.
Don’t forget to mention prayer too, okay? The prayer you have to say when you put white radish in Yu Sheng is “风生水起” (fēng shēng shuǐ qǐ). This means that success can roar like the wind and the waves.
Lime juice should also be added to the Yu Sheng dish. Now, while adding, we need to say a prayer in the form of “大吉大利” (dà jí dà lì) which means good luck and much profit.
6. Red Paprika Powder
The next ingredient in Yu Sheng is red pepper flakes. Well, this material symbolizes love and happiness, you know.
When adding it, be sure to mention the prayer, which is “招财进宝” (zhāo cái jìn bǎo). The meaning of the prayer is that prosperity will come and wealth will abound.
7. Bumbu 5 Spices Powder
Perhaps there are still many people who are quite foreign to hear the name of this species. Called 5 powdered spices because this seasoning is made from a mixture of five spices, namely SzeChuan pepper, cloves, fennel, cinnamon, mace.
You can add this spice as a flavor enhancer to Yu Sheng and also be a symbol of health and longevity.
When you add it, you can say a prayer, which is “五福臨門” (wǔ fú lín mén). The meaning is that all the luck will come to you and your family.
8. Sesame Seeds
Sesame seeds symbolize wealth and success. You can sprinkle it on the plate of Yu Sheng while saying a prayer in the form of “大小平安” (dà xiǎo píng ān). The meaning of this prayer is that peace and security will always be with your family.
You can also sprinkle peanuts over Yu Sheng, you know. This material symbolizes gold and silver.
When we sprinkle it, we can say a prayer, which is “金玉滿堂” (jīn yù mǎn táng). The meaning of the prayer is that your house will be filled with wealth and wealth.
Still related to gold, you can add chips or dumplings that symbolize gold bars.
Also make sure to say a prayer when adding the chips, which is “黄金满地” (huáng jīn mǎn de), which means May wealth and prosperity always surround us all.
11. Sesame oil
An ingredient that you cannot miss to make this dish is sesame oil. While pouring, recite the prayer “财源广进” (cái yuán guǎng jìn). The meaning of this prayer is that wealth will continue to flow from various sources.
12. Plum Sauce
Also add plum sauce as a final touch while saying a prayer in the form of “甜甜蜜蜜” (tián tián mì mì) which means life will be sweet as honey.
So, these are some of the ingredients for Yu Sheng that you should add, along with the prayers for the Chinese New Year.
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