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Auspicious Bagua Abalone Yu Sheng Recipe ( 吉祥八卦鲍仔魚生 )

bagua yu sheng food art carrots radish salad
Bagua ( 八卦 ) represents the octagonal trigram template, with the center containing the Yin ( 阴 ) and Yang ( 阳 ) symbol, or Taijitu as in the Taoist philosophy. The Chinese believe that the Yin represents the receptive ( female ) force of nature, while Yang represents the creative ( male ) force of nature.

According to Feng Shui belief, the positive chi energy in one’s life, environment and living area should be balanced. Hence, Bagua is an essential tool used to map a location to see how the different sections correspond to different aspects in one's life such as fame, marriage, career, and wealth.

chinese new year lohei abalone yusheng recipe
During Chinese New Year, Lo Hei ( 捞起 ) is a Lunar New Year tradition whereby Yu Sheng is served. It is a large colourful plate of salad consisting of numerous ingredients, and they get tossed during the “ Prosperity Toss ” session while shouting out auspicious phrases.

lunar new year abalone recipe bagua yusheng salad
Well, the Auspicious Bagua Abalone Yu Sheng ( 吉祥八卦鲍仔魚生 ) was one of the few Yu Sheng I had created for the Chinese New Year. Are you a fan of Yu Sheng or Abalone too? Let's put on our apron!

prosperity toss auspicious bagua abalone yu sheng recipe
1 canned Baby Abalone
150g Jellyfish
200g Carrots
200g Radish
1 Lime
8g Pok Chui Biscuits
5 tbsp Chopped Peanuts
5 tbsp Roasted Sesame Seeds
3 tbsp Shredded Green Nutmeg
3 tbsp Shredded Red Ginger
2 tbsp Dried Orange Peel
2 tbsp Preserved Garlic
3 tbsp Japanese Goma Dressing
3 tbsp Sesame Oil
2 tbsp Plum Sauce
1 tsp Pepper

    cny baby abalone recipe
  • Cut abalone into thin slices.
  • how to make yusheng food art
  • Clean and shred carrots and radish. Begin shaping the basic shape of bagua on a serving plate by forming it with shredded carrot and radish. Add abalone, using it to divide the Yin and Yang Bagua.
  • colourful yu sheng salad with baby abalone
  • Place seasame seeds and peanuts around the bagua.
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    cny auspicious lohei with dried orange peel
    cny lohei shredded red ginger for yu sheng
  • Start adding the rest of the ingredients.
lunar new year prosperity toss yu sheng recipe
I had forgotten about the Pok Chui Biscuits until my friend reminded me. Silly me! Pouring these biscuits and shouting 遍地黄金 ( pian di huang jin ) during our Prosperity Toss literally means Gold Everywhere.

cny abalone prosperity toss auspicious bagua yu sheng
chinese feng shui yin yang dried orange peel
Lastly, add the seasonings and dressing, and have fun with the Auspicious Bagua Abalone Yu Sheng Recipe ( 吉祥八卦鲍仔魚生 )! Huat ah!

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  1. Thanks for leaving such a darling comment on my blog!
    It looks so pretty!

    Have a great day,

  2. I do like how you turned this dish into a ying and yang symbol! Beautiful presentation. I'm sure that this was very yummy...and the symbolism behind it is wonderful.

  3. Looks really good, wonderful presentation :-) Everything the best in New Chinese Year :-)

  4. Such a beautiful and colourful presentation, Shirley!

  5. So colorful, such a beautiful presentation!
    Kisses, Paola.

  6. More amazing eats!! I love it! <3 -

  7. You are so creative, create a bagua using all those ingredients. Lovely.

    Happy Chinese New Year to you and family. Gong xi fa cai! xoxo

  8. Yu Sheng is definitely one of the dished I most associate with CNY. Your's looks fantastic!

  9. Just beautiful, Shirley! I can see it was well loved!!!

  10. very creative display. I would be reluctant to mix them up because it is so nice.

  11. Wow! You arranged everything so very nicely into a Bagua shape. Well done! I am sure the dish is very tasty too.

  12. I love themed food and never more so than when they exude positive vibes! :)

  13. You never fail with prettiness and deliciousness of the dishes you made. This one, truly included.

  14. beautiful and delicious presentation
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    fashion blogger

  15. Wow, you've always do the best food displaying ever, Shirley!!!!
    This is a true masterpiece! :D

  16. Happy new year Shirley! What a fabulous dish idea. Looks so good and so creative.


  17. What a wonderful and healthy dish, Shirley, thanks a lot for explaining its meaning :)

  18. So yummy sweetie,
    It looks delicious
    Maggie Dallospedale

  19. Delicious

  20. Incredible food for celebrate a new year.. So interesting post
    A big hug

  21. Wow Shirley...amazing pretty!
    Have a great week my dear :)

  22. Love the design of that Feng shui. gosh! your yee sang ingredients totally top notch quality.

  23. Hi Shirley do u have to squeeze the shredded veg dry before using for your Yu sheng?

    1. Good point! Depending on how wet your veggies are, but sually just for radish. Have fun & Happy CNY! xoxo

  24. I have yet to try making this - it is a lot of work! I admire your dedication.. ^.^


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