Recipes and Wine Pairing — celebration

Celebrate Chinese New Year with Auspicious Yee Sang Salad

Celebrate Chinese New Year with Auspicious Yee Sang Salad

Chinese New Year is celebrated for 15 days till the full moon of the first lunar month.  One way to celebrate is to enjoy a salad called ‘Yee Sang’. Yee Sang is a ‘Prosperity toss’ where you toss a salad with particular ingredients that have symbols of Abundance, Prosperity and Good luck.  Traditionally bringing wishes for reaching higher levels, for Households to be filled with gold and silver, Prosperity for the business and for Life to always be Sweet…  Traditionally this dish is served on the seventh day of the new year but nowadays it is enjoyed in the lead up...

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UMAMU Estate Sparkling MacAnn with Rambutan and Crunchy Pork Canapes Gluten and Dairy Free

UMAMU Estate Sparkling MacAnn with Rambutan and Crunchy Pork Canapes Gluten and Dairy Free

Ingredients: Rambutans (I prefer the yellow one because it is more full in texture and less sweet but a full red  is also good) peeled and deseeded (you need a smart knife for this)Pork with steaks of fat sliced up into bite size Corn crumbs / polentaSaltGrapeseed oil or any cooking oil good for higher heat cookingFlat frying pan Little wooden sticks aka toothpicksAbsorbent paper Method: Put some corn crumbs/ polenta onto a plate, sprinkle with salt. Add the bite size sliced pork and roll to cover them with the corn. Cover pan with oil say 0.5cm high in oil. Heat...

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