The Significance Of Lo Hei & What It Actually Represents

Ginger Lobster Lo Hei Yu Sheng

The Chinese Lunar New Year is an annual festival where many traditions culminate from exchanging of oranges to the receiving of red packets and more. Still, as far as the Chinese New Year goes, the iconic yu sheng toss remains at the helm of all things festive.

Yu Sheng, otherwise known as lo-hei or prosperity toss, is something that we’ve grown terribly fond of. A vibrant centrepiece dish comprising various elements, each boasting its own unique flavour and meaning behind it, the yu sheng is always the first order of business at any family gathering.

Yet, as we find ourselves going through the motion of this tradition year in year out, how many of us millennials can actually say that we truly understand this practice and its significance? To a season dedicated to good fortune, family reunion and feasting, here is our guide on lo hei, what it is and what it represents.
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10 Readers Get To Join Us For Millenia Walk Reunion Lunch On 03 Feb 2018

Millenia Walk Reunion Lunch

Nothing is more important than a heartwarming reunion meal with your family and loved ones during Chinese New Year. This is the time of the year when we gather together with a grand reunion feast!

In celebration of the upcoming festive season, Millenia Walk is hosting a 10-course luncheon on 03 Feb 2018 and you can expect lots of festive vibes and a whole plethora of Chinese New Year goodies from the participating food and beverage establishments.

And we need to do one with our readers too! Yes, it is going to happen. Millenia Walk is inviting 10 Ladyironchef readers to take part in this reunion lunch. So join us on 03 Feb 2018 from 12pm to 3pm at the Great Hall as we toss to a prosperous year ahead with the yu sheng and indulge in festive specials such as Oyster & Hotate Katsu and Mazesoba Chasiu signature ramen together.

We will be picking 5 winners and everyone can bring along a +1, so read on to find out more about how you can win a spot at the table at the Millenia Walk Reunion Lunch with the Ladyironchef team! READ ON

5 Luxurious Menus For Chinese New Year Reunion Dinners That Will Please Your Folks

Man Fu Yuan_Fortune Prix-Fixe Menu

Man Fu Yuan at InterContinental Singapore is renowned for serving up excellent Cantonese fare with a bold and modern approach. Having won several accolades including the prestigious ‘Best Asian Restaurants Award’ by The Straits Times and Lian He Zao Bao, this established restaurant presents a selection of perennial favourites from fresh seafood to delicately hand-crafted dim sum.

Expect nothing less from the culinary team this Lunar New Year.

Let your senses take flight as you embark on a flavour trip with one of the 5 festive menus (Prosperity, Success, Abundance, Harmony and Fortune)—all curated and handcrafted by Executive Chef Eric Neo and his team of experienced chefs. Available until 2 March 2018, the menus include auspicious highlights available from S$118++ per guest.

We recently experienced the culinary highlights of the prix-fixe menus for ourselves. It was a memorable lunch and it reminded us once again why Man Fu Yuan remains as one of the finest dining destinations for all who enjoy an authentic Cantonese feast in Singapore.

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Auspicious Meanings Behind 8 Chinese New Year Goodies

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The annual celebration of Chinese New Year sees endless baked treats and other savoury delights being sold, served and consumed by Chinese communities in Singapore throughout the 15-day festive period.

Ever wondered why the exchange of Mandarin Oranges is so important, and why there would always be pineapple tarts in each home?

The repetition of Chinese New Year Goodies is no random occurrence, as each snack is essentially symbolic of a meaningful purpose. The next time someone in the family asks, “Why do we always have to eat xxx during Chinese New Year?”, you will find the answer(s) to him/her here in our beginner’s guide to the Auspicious Meaning Behind 8 Chinese New Year Goodies.

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10 Types of People You Meet At A Chinese New Year Reunion Dinner

Chinese New Year Dinner

It is that time of the year again – Chinese New Year. The time of amazing food, quality time with family and overnight mahjong.

If you celebrate Chinese New Year in Singapore, you would know that house visiting is mostly a must, and you spend pretty much the whole day going from one house to another – to reconnect with relatives, have some food, and to collect or give out red packets.

With that, you will notice that everywhere you go, there are certain types of people and they are generally the same at every house. Here are 10 Types of People at A Chinese New Year Reunion Dinner.

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Chinese New Year 2016 – Culture Performances & Countdown Parties

Lanterns CNY 2016

The 15-day long Chinese New Year festival is an annual spectacular fiesta in Singapore and 2016 is no exception. It is not just about the customary house visiting and red packet gifting – there is so much ongoing outside too! For starters, visit the Chinatown precinct and join in the good cheer; savour Lunar New Year goodies and photograph the flamboyant light show etc.

Venture beyond the neighbourhood of Chinatown to catch Asia’s largest street performance Chingay Parade and the various Huayi Festival performances at Esplanade Theatres on the Bay.

If Chinatown’s festive street bazaar is not for you, these are 3 Activities That You Can Enjoy For Chinese New Year 2016.
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5 Fun Things To Do In Singapore This Chinese New Year 2016

CNY Lights Display 2016

Chinese New Year in Singapore is an annual affair like no other. Every year, we are treated to stunning light displays, and Chinatown truly lights up beautifully for the lunar festival. We can’t deny that we grew up looking forward to the different decorations and lights every year.

Besides going from house to house to call on our relatives and friends, there is actually so much you can do before or after the actual day, as the Lunar New Year spans across a total of 15 days.

Here, we have 5 Fun Things To Do This Chinese New Year 2016 in Singapore – time to jazz up the lunar new year!

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Chinatown’s Chinese New Year Market 2016 – Here’s What To Expect

Chinatown 2016

This year’s Chinese New Year Market is just like any other – full of yummy festive treats to bag home, and many other Chinese New Year-related decor and products. But we are seeing a lot more unique snacks and flavours this year that we have never encountered before.

CNY Lights Display 2016

As Singapore progresses along with food trends and the digital age, one-of-a-kind snacks and ideas are introduced to the annual market so as to constantly impress and excite.

We took a stroll down the different lanes and found some really interesting gems that are worth making a trip down for. If you are new to Singapore, you should also soak up the festive mood and experience the bustling annual market that Singaporeans love! Here is What To Expect At Chinatown’s Chinese New Year Market 2016.

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