Thursday, February 22, 2018

Recipe: Cute, Healthy Doggy Yee Sang (CNY)

Every year without fail, we would toss and eat our homemade yee sang on the 7th day of Chinese New Year. For the Year of the Dog, we made a cute doggy yee sang - for the face, you can use julienned radish and carrots. As it is a must to have fish in a Yee Sang, we used fish roe (tobiko) as well as fish biscuits this year. ;)

The 7th Day of CNY is also known as Renri, aka the common birthday of all human beings... so Happy Birthday everyone!

Thanks to my little assistants for helping me put the cute doggy face together ;)

Doggy Yee Sang
Recipe by Baby Sumo
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Serves 4-6

1/3 radish, peeled and julienned
1 carrot, peeled and julienned
8-10 lettuce leaves, washed
1 Japanese cucumber, peeled and julienned
1 pack chuka wakame (seasoned seaweed)
6 strawberries, thinly sliced
1/2 can pineapple chunks
2 blueberry

1/2 cup peanuts, crushed
Fish biscuits
Tobiko (fish roe)

For the dressing
3 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp white balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp honey

1. For the dressing, place oil, balsamic vinegar and honey in a bowl and mix well.

2.Arrange the julienned vegetables and fruits on a large plate in an attractive manner. For the Year of the Dog, you can use the julienned carrots (for the ears) and radish to form a dog face. Use two blueberries for its eyes and a strawberry cut into a triangle. I also arranged the pineapples to form a sun and cut some of the strawberries into heart shapes. Add the chuka wakame and tobiko to the plate.

3. Just before tossing, place crushed nuts, crackers and fish biscuit on the plate, and pour the dressing all over the yee sang. Toss, shouting out "good wishes" and enjoy!

Note: To assist with julienning the vegetable, get the julienne peeler from Daiso... so handy and does the job really quickly!

Note 2: For those who do not have white balsamic vinegar, you may substitute with 3-4 calamansi limes. The sauce should taste sweet and sour.

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1 comment:

  1. That is so pretty I would not want to toss it. Fish biscuits look so cute! :D


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