Yee Sang is actually an appetizer salad served during Chinese New Year. It usually consists of strips of raw fish (most commonly salmon), mixed with shredded vegetables and a variety of sauces and condiments, among other ingredients. Literally translated, "Yee Sang" or "Yu Sheng" means "raw fish", though it can also be taken to symbolise abundance, prosperity and vigor. If you are really interested to make the dish yourself, I stumbled upon Lily's blog Hearth and Home and she has a lovely recipe there just for you :).
I have always assumed that this dish originated from Hong Kong or China but my friends informed me that it is actually a dish that originated in Malaysia. When I checked the Wiki, it said that as a delicacy, the raw fish dish was invented in China 1,500 years ago. But as a Yee Sang dish, with all the yummy side crunchies added was originated from Kuala Lumpur in the early 1950s... haha.. so, now I know.
It was mum's chinese birthday last Saturday. So the entire family went to La La Chong Seafood Restaurant for dinner. There were 8 adults (including the maid and boy..can she eat us to the poor house heehee) and 3 kiddos. We made a bookings for 7pm and at 7pm, the entire restaurant was full, noisy and feeling like Chinese New Year. By the way, I was told by the manager there that this is a HALAL restaurant. So our Muslim friends can come try out this place.
We ordered Yee Sang (RM40 for a portion), Four Season (RM100), LaLa (RM20), Vegetable (RM15), Egg (RM15), Taufu (RM15), Grouper/Garupa Fish (RM47) with white rice for 7 pax. Only chinese tea. The bill came up to RM295... cheap? expensive? Dunno but the food was absolutely yummy.
Could only take a photo of the Yee Sang and the 4 Seasons... you see..my family...and I.. we share the same genetic make-up when it comes to food. Before I could take out my camera... SWOOSH.. the chopsticks came down and every dish was wiped clean..BUAHAHA... no lah.. I was too impressed with the great food that I forgot to take the photos until it was almost too late.
The address :
La La Chong Seafood Restaurant S/B
PT 6824 Terminal 3
Abdul Aziz Shah Airport,
PJ, Selangor DE
Tel : 03 78591906