Let’s get real: The fun part about eating yusheng is the prosperity toss, or what we call lo hei. That’s when we gather round the table with our loved ones and have a hand in preparing our food by adding and tossing the ingredients of yusheng while uttering well wishes for one another – all in the name of being auspicious.
However, more often than not, we find ourselves stumped by what to say, with the addition of each ingredient. Did you know that there are at least 16 traditional auspicious sayings for lo hei, besides “huat ah!”?
Here’s the definitive guide to what to say at each step.