Yu Sheng

Chinese New Year Raw Fish Salad

Preparation info
  • Serves


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      1 hr

Appears in
The Food of Singapore: Simple Street Food Recipes from the Lion City

By Djoko Wibisono

Published 2015

  • About

This refreshing dish tops the menu at every Chinese restaurant in Singapore during the 2-week Lunar New Year period. It is considered an auspicious dish as the term used for mixing the salad together sounds almost the same in Cantonese as the word symbolising good luck and prosperity (Lo Hei).



  • 1 medium carrot, peeled
  • 1 medium daikon radish, peeled
  • 1 small yam, peeled, grated and deep-fried


  1. Grate the carrot and radish into long, thin slices using a spiral slicer if available. Place them in separate mounds on a platter. Mix half of the yam slices with red food colouring and the other half with green food colouring, if desired, and place in separate mounds on the platter with the carrot and radish. Prepare the rest of the Salad and place separately on the pla