explanation of lo hei?

can anyone explain what the role of each ingredient in lo hei is? i know that the fish is "nian nian you yu" and the crackers represent gold, but does anyone know what the others mean? thanks.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Essentially “lo hei” means to toss.

    Today, this dish is served as an appetizer to raise 'good luck' for the new year and is usually eaten on Renri, the seventh day of the Chinese New Year. Lo Hei is a celebration where families and friends gather around the table and, on cue, proceeding to toss the shredded ingredients into the air with chopsticks while saying auspicious wishes out loud to mark the start of a prosperous new year.

    Step 1: Fish slices symbolize abundance or excess through the year (Nian-Nian you-yu)

    Step 2: Pomelo for both luck and auspicious value (Da-ji-da-li)

    Step 3: Pepper is then dashed over the ingredients in the hope of attracting more money and valuables (Zhao cai jin bao)

    Step 4: Then oil is poured out, circling the ingredients to increase all profits 10,000 times and encouraging money to flow in from all directions (Yi ben wan li & Cai yuan guang jin).

    Step 5: Carrots are added to the fish indicating blessings of good luck. (Hong yun dang tou)

    Step 6: Then the shredded green radish is placed on the fish symbolizing eternal youth. (Qing chun chang zhu).

    Step 7: After which the shredded white radish is added - prosperity in business and promotion at work. (Feng sheng shui qi and Bu bu gao sheng).

    Step 8: Peanut crumbs are then dusted on the dish symbolizing a household filled with gold and silver. As an icon of longevity, peanuts also symbolize eternal youth.(Jin yin man wu).

    Step 9: Sesame seeds quickly follow symbolizing a flourishing business. (Sheng yi xing long).

    Step 10: Deep-fried flour crisps in the shape of golden pillows is then added with wishes that literally the whole floor would be filled with gold. (Pian di huang jin).

    I hope I answered in a way you needed. :)

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  • 4 years ago

    Step 1: Fish slices symbolize abundance or excess through the year (Nian-Nian you-yu) Step 2: Pomelo for both luck and auspicious value (Da-ji-da-li) Step 3: Pepper is then dashed over the ingredients in the hope of attracting more money and valuables (Zhao cai jin bao) Step 4: Then oil is poured out, circling the ingredients to increase all profits 10,000 times and encouraging money to flow in from all directions (Yi ben wan li & Cai yuan guang jin). Step 5: Carrots are added to the fish indicating blessings of good luck. (Hong yun dang tou) Step 6: Then the shredded green radish is placed on the fish symbolizing eternal youth. (Qing chun chang zhu). Step 7: After which the shredded white radish is added - prosperity in business and promotion at work. (Feng sheng shui qi and Bu bu gao sheng). Step 8: Peanut crumbs are then dusted on the dish symbolizing a household filled with gold and silver. As an icon of longevity, peanuts also symbolize eternal youth.(Jin yin man wu). Step 9: Sesame seeds quickly follow symbolizing a flourishing business. (Sheng yi xing long). Step 10: Deep-fried flour crisps in the shape of golden pillows is then added with wishes that literally the whole floor would be filled with gold. (Pian di huang jin).

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