Happy Chinese New Year!
This is a Lo Hei Cheat Sheet someone sent me.
For the next 15 days of CNY, every dinner starts with a salad dish where guests will use chopsticks to toss shredded vegetables with fried crackers and slices of fish. Then we will say greetings in mandarin wishing luck to everyone using Chinese idioms. This dish was invented by a few restaurateurs in Singapore years ago. Today, it’s adopted by Chinese in China and Hong Kong!
(Not sure who first crafted this, but it’s circulating around WhatsApp.)
初二💰 ㊗您福贵🈵 堂💰
初五💹 ㊗您🈵 载而归🎁
初六🌺 ㊗您春风🈵 面🐷
My brother went to a CNY office dinner where the salmon slices were arranged to look like a famous person. My mom thinks it’s David Marshall, the former Chief Minister of Singapore.
Who do you think it resembles?
Rooster cushions, ingenious triangles, at my aunt’s place against her rosewood with mother of pearl chair.
Variegated pineapple, the plant of the season. In Hokkien, pineapple rhymes with welcoming prosperity.