Yu Sang @ Raw Fish Salad

Today is the last day of Chinese New Year. We calling it as 'Chop Goh Meh', the 15th day of Chinese New Year. I think I did mentioned it before, last year. It is also the Chinese Valentine's Day, where all the single men and women will be throwing mandarin oranges to the river for wishing good luck in their love lives. ^_^ And I'm posting the 4th dish out of the 10 today. 'Yu Sang' meaning raw fish salad and also a symbol of increase in abundance & prosperity throughout the year. We only having this once a year which is during the Chinese New Year.

And here's what I did.
Ingredients :
300gm pomelo
200gm white radish, shredded
50gm carrot, shredded
100gm pickled scallion, sliced
50gm shredded candied nutmeg
50gm fried shredded taro
30gm cilantro, cut small
20-30 fried wanton sheets, crashed
50gm prawn crackers, crashed
20m roasted crashed peanuts
20gm roasted sesame seeds

Salad Sauce :
1/3 cup apricot jam
1/3 cup plum sauce
2 tbsp honey/golden syrup
3 tbsp kamquet oil
3 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp fish sauce
1 key lime juice + 2 calamansi juice
a dash chinese 5 spice & pepper
(combine all and mix well, change the amout according to taste as desired)
*100gm raw fish slices

(1) soak shredded radish in clean water for about 30 mins, to wash away the unpleasent taste.
(2) drained and squeeze out excess water then keep in a container & chilled.

(3) add a few drops of red food colouring into shredded taro and mix well.
(4) then fry the shredded taro untill crispy, set aside.
* I'm stealing this idea from Biren @ Roti & Rice. This is the replacement for red pickled ginger.

This salad bowl was given to me by my mom. It fits perfectly for 'luo sang'. For assemble, fill the base with pomelo. Then follow by white radish on top of it and top with carrot.

Next, arrange nutmeg, pickled scallion, fried taro and cilantro on both sides. Now, we have all the colours we need.... green, red, white and orange. Finally, top with crashed prawn crackers, fried wanton sheets, crashed peanuts, sesame seeds and salad sauce. Ta...da.... So, are you ready for this? Ok, everybody lets get a pair of chopstick and join in. Lets 'luo sang'! Woooohoooo........
*If you're planning to have the raw fish slices. Squeeze on the key lime juice and add in the spices & pepper.

Wishing you all a HAPPY CHOP GOH MEH !
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