This is one of the first thing my family and I do during our annual reunion dinner on Chinese New Year Eve. CNY Eve is an important day for all Chinese across the globe 🌏. Like Christmas Eve, it is the day where everyone in the family, near or far will come back home, sit down together and enjoy a huge feast and each other’s companion 🏡. It is also a time for everyone to reflect upon a year’s of hard work and celebrate the festive season.
Lao Yee Sang literally means toasting fresh salmon fish. Fish 🐟 is an important element to the Chinese. Phonetically it is similar to the word excess, which Chinese hopes that with this dish we will have a year ahead of excess wealth and prosperity 🤑. Belief is that the higher you toast, the further in life you will get.
Here is to #YearOfMonkey 🐒 the year that I was born in too. Wishing you and your family a Happy Chinese New Year and have a prosperous year ahead ❤️💛💚💙💜💗