All the guides online I’ve seen are how to lo hei are if you’re Chinese and you would totally get what it means.
This is a how to lo hei guide from a non-Chinese for our international friends who have come to learn our cultures also for Singaporeans here who haven’t experienced a lo hei before.
My drawings will be replaced with pictures but I wanted to get this out before tonight or noonish when corporate yushengs are had in offices.
FIRSTLY. Yes, number 1 questions is always is yu sheng, Halal?
Well, it’s a bunch of vegetables and either raw fish but mostly, if you’re in an office or whatever people will prefer to get smoked salmon since they can keep it in the fridge or somewhere while waiting for everyone to gather.
So for you vegetarians, it’s not uh vegetarian unless they got the vegetarian pack aka no fish. There’s crackers too so yes, if you want to look, it’s only the fish and the crackers.
The rest are pickled vegetables.
You can get tons of Halal Yu Sheng sets in the supermarket because it’s freaking packed vegetables in tiny containers.
It’s usually on a plate or in a plastic bowl/plate thing if you buy those sets from the supermarket since it’s easier for them to pack.
OK. HERE IT IS.
If you’re new to lo hei. You just joinedÂ a company and stuff and this is new to you, THIS IS HOW to make you look like a professional lo hei-er. If you’re doing it at a restaurant, you can ignore below because all is SET UP for you.
How to Lo Hei for Real
1) PAPER IT ALL OVER
Yes. PLACE NEWSPAPER all over your table and maybe even the floor. Once, I had one year where we pre-empted because we had low ceilings and put newspaper on the ceiling. This is important especially if you don’t want the cleaners to be pissy at you in your work place OR yourself for not thinking of it first.
Do you know what a lo hei is? It is for luck and prosperity and we want that immensely so the higher the better, mmkay?