THE uncooked fish salad higher generally known as yee sang is a delicacy that makes a particular look at the side of the much-anticipated Chinese language New 12 months celebration.
What was a easy dish that includes a julienne of greens and contemporary fish has over time advanced to not solely embody several types of seafood but in addition meat for the enjoyable affair of tossing the components collectively.
Not solely has the appetiser developed style clever, there was a shift in its presentation with cooks and cooks utilizing creativity in presenting the dish.
With the “digicam eats first” phenomenon obvious worldwide, it is not uncommon to see diners fishing out their cell phones to seize meals pictures for social media.
This apply has been egging cooks on to create eye-catching yee sang platters which has inadvertently caught on with “foodographers” therefore the emergence of imaginative yee sang shows.
Instagram-worthy yee sang are widespread today however some are simply too fairly or cute to be eaten.
It’s no completely different this 12 months with some eating places presenting distinctive yee sang concepts, most of which pay tribute to the 12 months of the Rat.
Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral govt Arfizan Abdul Rahim mentioned his thought for a unusual and playful yee sang design greatest represents the resort’s sassy persona. The mouse design is by request solely (at no further price) and a minimum of someday reserving upfront is required.
Smoky Hen with Rice Krispies Yee Sang within the type of a smiling mouse with buck tooth is at Chynna in Hilton Kuala Lumpur.
The yee sang is completely different from the standard fare as it’s served with out fish. As a substitute the appetiser has grilled hen, greens, pickles, crunchy crackers and is topped with candy plum sauce.
Rice crispies are added for further crunch, mentioned govt Chinese language chef Lam Hock Hin.
He mentioned whereas uncooked fish was nonetheless in style or vital in yee sang, he opted for grilled hen as there have been diners who have been allergic to seafood or unable to eat uncooked fish. It additionally is available in half portion.
Additionally providing a smiley-faced mouse yee sang is Pasar Baru at New World Resort Petaling Jaya.
The mouse design yee sang is upon request and there’s no further cost if ordered along with the set menu.
Chef de delicacies Chai Chun Keong has used Norwegian smoked salmon for the yee sang. The salmon is organized like a rose in bloom and garnished with quartered strawberries.
The yee sang has aromatic hints of orange, and a blackcurrant fruit focus is added to the plum sauce giving the candy and bitter concoction further tang.
Grand Imperial Restaurant’s Entire Abalone Yee Sang comes with rat-shaped glutinous rice dumplings with peanuts generally known as lo mai chi. The mochi-like dumplings, that are organized across the yee sang platter, add a chewy texture to the appetiser.
Look out for a mini mouse bun when tossing the Mighty Mouse “Yu” Sang at Ruyi in Bangsar Purchasing Centre, Kuala Lumpur.
To commemorate the 12 months of the Rat, chef James Ho’s spectacular yee sang has a pair of mice dusted in gold to indicate concord and togetherness.
The mini mouse bun, baked in-house, is added into the yee sang for that extra enjoyable ingredient.
The yee sang additionally has salmon, crispy fish pores and skin in salted egg yolk, pickles and radish.
At Vogue Lounge, Kuala Lumpur diners will actually eat gold when putting an order the Golden Yee Sang because it comes with edible 24okay gold flakes.
The yee sang options an artfully-designed feminine silhouette with the gold flakes, salmon, jellyfish, blended nuts and contemporary greens like lettuce, cabbage, cucumber, radish and extra, drizzled with olive oil and yee sang sauce.