Chinese New Year in Sweden

On the 6th day of Chinese New Year, we finally had the CNY feels here in snowy Stockholm. I have been looking forward to this day ever since my social media was spammed with updates on all the celebrations going on at home.

First up we had a DIY Yu Sheng (Prosperity Salad) that we put together with whatever we could get here. It was the first time for most of the guests but can I just say that it was a hit? #selfpraise

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I have actually never really enjoyed eating Yu Sheng because it is usually either too sweet or too oily or had too much ginger so I usually only went for the crunchy bits. But this was surprisingly refreshing and tasty. Plus we also learnt that this salad is not difficult to put together at all!

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We then had a huge steamboat feast and used the Hai Di Lao soup bases again. This time around we got the Mushroom soup base and the Tomato soup base.

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There was so much food but it was so good. Steamboat never fails to satisfy, especially in this weather!

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We then completed the meal with some freshly baked cookies by Nicola which was a nice sweet ending to the meal.

Just because I am really pleased with our first attempt at Yu Sheng, here is a quick overview of how we put everything together…

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  1. Shred some white radish, cucumber, carrot and red capsicum.
  2. Peel and shred the pomelo
  3. Crush the crackers
  4. Mix plum sauce with sesame oil and water
  5. Prepare a small side of cinnamon powder, white pepper and five spice powder.
  6. Lay it out nicely on a plate
  7. Mix it all up!

As you can see we left out a few ingredients like peanuts, sashimi and ginger but because of allergies and limitations of what we can get here, this was the best that we could put together with what we had. Hence even though it was not complete, the idea was there and most importantly…it tasted good.

新年快乐! 心想事成! 猴年大吉! 身体健康!

Happy New Year Everyone!

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