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Usher in the Chinese New Year with this colorful Yee Sang (Prosperity Toss Salad). It is a fun and tasty salad symbolizing abundance, prosperity, and vigor. | MalaysianChineseKitchen.com
Yee Sang (Prosperity Toss Salad)
Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
1 hr 30 mins
 

Usher in the Chinese New Year with this colorful Yee Sang (Prosperity Toss Salad). It is a fun and tasty salad symbolizing abundance, prosperity, and vigor.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Chinese
Servings: 20
Calories: 176 kcal
Author: Linda Ooi
Ingredients
  • ½ packet dumpling wrappers
  • lbs taro (peeled) (675g)
  • 4 to 5 drops each of red and green food coloring
  • Sufficient vegetable oil for deep frying
  • 1 small jicama / bangkuang (peeled) (about 1lb/450g)
  • 8 oz daikon (peeled) (225g)
  • 2 medium carrots (peeled)
  • ½ small pomelo (peeled and broken into small chunks)
  • ½ cup cilantro (stems removed)
  • 10 to 12 slices pickled ginger (cut into strips)
  • ½ tsp five spice powder
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 packet smoked salmon / lox (3 oz/85g)
  • ½ lime or 1 tbsp lime juice
Dressing
Instructions
  1. Cut wonton wrappers into strips. Shred taro coarsely using a grater. Divide shredded taro into two. Color one portion with red food coloring and the other with green food coloring. Keep them separate.
  2. Heat about 1 inch depth vegetable oil in a fry pan. Deep fry dumpling wrappers until golden brown, about 30 seconds to 1 minute. Remove with a metal strainer. Deep fry colored taro strips separately until crispy, about 2 to 3 minutes. Remove with metal strainer. Store in air tight containers until ready to be used.
  3. Shred jicama, daikon, and carrots into fine long strips. Keep shredded vegetables separate. Do not mix.
  4. Place smoked salmon in a small bowl. Then place the bowl in the middle of a large platter.
  5. Combine all dressing ingredients in a small pan over medium heat. Stir until sauces are well mixed and slightly thickened. Remove and place in a small gravy boat or small bowl.
  6. Arrange crispy dumpling strips, taro, shredded vegetables, cilantro, pomelo, and pickled ginger into individual sections on the large platter.
  7. When everyone is gathered around the table, squeeze lime onto smoked salmon. Then, transfer the smoked salmon onto the vegetables. Sprinkle five spiced powder and sesame seeds and drizzle dressing over vegetables. Get everyone to toss the salad using chopsticks.

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