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Yee Sang ( CNY Prosperity Toss Salad )

Yee Sang ( Yu Sheng)

Happy Chinese New Year!! Today is the 3rd day of Chinese New Year. Wishing all those who are celebrating a very Blessed and Prosperous Chinese New Year!!

Yee Sang (also known as Yu Sheng, Lou Sang) is a must-have dish at Chinese New Year. Yee Sang means raw fish and fish is associated with the word “yu” in Chinese which means abundance. That is why it is a must at new year because it is a symbol for abundance and prosperity in the year ahead. Yee Sang will therefore consists of raw fish and a mix of shredded vegetables and seasonings. When yee sang is served, there is a special way to eat this dish.  Everyone at the table has to stand up, grab chopsticks and all together will start to toss the ingredients up in the air while saying some prosperous wishes . The higher you toss, the higher the growth of your fortune in the coming year. Of course, you’ll have to make sure that the salad comes back down on the plate and not all over the floor. 😛

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Belly Good Cafe @ San Francisco, California

I have been to many crepe shops everywhere but this has to be the cutest crepes I’ve ever had!

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Matcha Love @ San Jose, California

Another dessert post! Can you tell that I was on a dessert kick this past Christmas break? 😛 This time, it’s ice-cream! We were having lunch at the Mitsuwa grocery store in San Jose. We were there to have ramen from Santouka. There was a very l0ng line, so while waiting, we decided to check out Matcha Love which is also located in the food court at Mitsuwa.
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We got the Matcha (green tea), Hojicha (roasted green tea) and Black Sesame Ice-Cream in a waffle bowl.
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They were all very good. Ice-cream was very smooth and flavors were very tasty. My favorite is the Hojicha flavor.

Location:
Matcha Love @ Mitsuwa Marketplace
675 Saratoga Ave.
San Jose, CA 95129

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Sno-Crave Tea House @ Bay Area, California

Whenever we are in the Bay Area, we spend a lot of time in dessert cafes. One place that we love to hangout is called Sno-Crave Tea House (formerly known as Snowflake Tea House). They have several locations through out the Bay Area. Why do we spend so much time there? It’s because of their snow ice. Snow ice are a cross between ice-cream and shaved ice. They are usually fruit-flavored and shaved into ribbons and topped with a variety of toppings.

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My favorite is the Mango Snow Ice  topped with red beans and condensed milk. Other favorites are the Green Tea Snow Ice with red bean.

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Bento #245 – Simple Sandwich Day

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A little late but ths was actually the bento that Qkiddo took to school on the 1st day of school this year. A simple BLT (bacon, lettuce, tomato) on sourdough bread sandwich, some sweet potato tortilla chips from Trader Joes and strawberries for lunch.

Have a great week!

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