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Best Yu Sheng in Singapore (2021) for Every Budget With Healthy Vegetarian & Halal Options!

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When it comes to celebrating Chinese New Year (CNY) in Singapore: one simply cannot celebrate the occasion without observing the Lou Hei 捞起 (Cantonese for ‘tossing up’) tradition and eating Yusheng鱼生.

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Source: Our Grandfather Story | Giphy

The most popular and modern incarnation of this dish is the Qicai Yu Sheng (七彩鱼生; “seven-coloured raw fish salad”): a dish which is enjoyed in homes and restaurants all over Singapore during the CNY period.

As such, if you looking for some delicious yu sheng to celebrate togetherness and ring in good fortune in the year ahead – we got you!

We scoured this island to put together this list of yu sheng options for every budget with everything from the affordable ones you can find at our supermarkets; the atas (sophisticated or elegant) ones at 5-star hotels; and healthier vegetarian options.

So do save this article and return to it when you need to!Seedly Save Content SquareDo note that information is accurate as of 17 Jan 2021. Prices are subject to change without prior notice.


History of Yu Sheng And Lou Hei

But like many dishes in Singapore, there are two competing claims for the invention of the modern version of the dish.

Modern yusheng was said to have been invented in the 1940s by Malaysian chef Loke Ching Fatt who created the dish in Seremban, Malaysia.

However, there are some who claim that the dish was created in 1964 in Singapore by the “Four Heavenly Kings” in the Singapore restaurant scene: chefs Hooi Kok Wai, Lau Yoke Pui, Sin Leong and Tham Yui Kai.

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Source: Dragon Phoenix Restaurant vis Roots

Before I start another war about who ACTUALLY invented this dish, let’s focus on the main point here:

Yummy yu sheng and prosperous lou hei!

Affordable Yu Sheng Delivery Under $20 (No Raw Fish)

This is a popular choice especially for smaller families or families who prefer a simple, hassle-free lou hei moment.

You can get these at your nearby supermarkets – plus points for convenience and price.

Not to mention that you can get the yu sheng delivered to your house too!

StoreNameServes/WeightPriceHalal or Vegetarian?How to Buy
NTUC FairpriceTungsan Prosperous Yu-Sheng6-8 pax
(500g)
$12.00Halal & VegetarianDelivery via website
or in-store
Harvest Prosperity Yu Sheng6-8 pax
(500g)
$12.50-
Chef Chen Yu Sheng Green Tea8-10 pax$13.80
Sin Hwa Dee Fa Cai Yu Sheng10 - 12 pax
(635g)
$17.80-
Cold StorageSING LONG Yee Sang (350g)4-6 pax
(350g)
$10.80-Delivery via website or in-store
SING LONG Yee Sang (600g)8 - 10 pax
(600g)
$13.80
RedMartRedMart Prosperity Yusheng10 - 12 pax
(850g)
$18.30Delivery via website
Giant Fortune Prosperity Yusheng6-8 pax
(500g)
$12.30Delivery via website
Sheng SiongHappy Family Fa Cai Yu Sheng6-8 pax
(500g)
$11.80Delivery via website or in-store
Little Grass Yee Sang8 - 10 pax
(600g)
$14.15
SING LONG Fa Cai Yee Sang4 - 10 pax
(600g)
$20.80
SING LONG Loh Hey Yee Sang4 - 5 pax
(350g)
$9.90
SING LONG Old Chinese Yee Sang8 - 10 pax
(600g)
$13.80
SING LONG Yee Sang (Tub) 8 - 10 pax
(600g)
$13.30

Restaurants, Hotels Yu Sheng Platters

RestaurantSignaturePriceHalal or Vegetarian?How to Buy
Crowne Plaza Changi AirportCrowne Prosperity Yusheng$68+
(Medium: 4 pax)
$98+
(Large: 8 pax)
Website
Crystal Jade Palace, Golden PalaceReunion Yusheng with Abalone

Season of Wealth Golden Scallop Yusheng
$62 - $115.80Website
Din Tai FungProsperity Smoked Salmon Yu Sheng$32.80
(2-3 pax)
$48.80
(4-6 pax)
-Website
Feng Shui Inn, Resorts World SentosaVegetarian Fish Yu Sheng with Sea Grapes & Black Fungus$78++
(2-5 pax)
Vegetarian Menu
Smoked Salmon Yu Sheng with Crispy Pearl Rice and Crispy Kailan$88++
(2-5 pax)
-
Abalone Yu Sheng with Sea Grapes and Japanese Sakura Dried Shrimps$108++
(3-6 pax)
$128
(7-10 pax)
Hai Tien Lo, Pan Pacific SingaporeNutritious Vegetarian Yu Sheng with Vegetarian Abalone,
Crispy Enoki Mushrooms & Vegetable Salad
$48++ (Small)
$78++ (Large)
Vegetarian Menu
Fortune Yu Sheng with Smoked Salmon
and Crispy Silver Whitebait

Riches Yu Sheng with Classic Whole Abalone, Smoked Salmon
and Jelly Fish

Abundance Yu Sheng with Abalone and Lobster

Blossoming Treasures Yu Sheng with Gold and Silver Flakes,
Lobster, Scallops, Black Caviar and Shredded Vegetable Salad
in Passion Fruit Sauce
$68 - $168++
(Small)
$108 - $288++
(Large)
-
Jade, The Fullerton Hotel SingaporeGold Rush Yu Sheng$78++
(Small: 2 - 4 pax)

$118++
(Med: 5 - 7 pax)

$138++
(Large: 5 - 7 pax)
Website
Premium Year of the Ox Gold Rush Yu Sheng$688++
JUMBO SeafoodProsperity Salmon Yu ShengFrom $58-Website
Min Jiang at Dempsey, Goodwood Park HotelTraditional Yu Sheng - Vegetarian$88+
(Large)
VegetarianWebsite
Traditional Yu Sheng - Crispy Salted Egg Yolk Fish Skin$88+
(Small)
$128+
(Large)
-
Traditional Yu Sheng - Abalone$108+
(Small)
$168+
(Large)
Auspicious Abundance 'Lo Hei' (Alaskan crab & abalone)$268+
(Large)
Mitzo, Grand Park OrchardMitzo Fruit Yu Sheng$108++
(Regular)
$168++
(Large)
VegetarianMenu
Salmon Yu Sheng$108++
(Regular)
$168++
(Large)
-
Kanpachi Kingfish Yu Sheng$128++
(Regular)
$208++
(Large)
Abalone Yu Sheng$158++
(Regular)
$258++
(Large)
Mandarin Orchard SingaporeSalmon Yu Sheng$58++-Website
Mandarin Oriental SingaporeProsperity, Bountiful & Harmonious Yu Sheng$88 - $158
(Small: 2 - 3 pax)
$168 - $288
(Large: 4 - 6 pax)
-Website
Sofitel, Singapore City CentreHealthy Well-Being Yu Sheng$113+VegetarianWebsite
Traditional Yu Sheng with Smoked Salmon$125+-
Traditional Yu Sheng Abalone$169+
Shangri-La Hotel, SingaporeFortune Yu Sheng with Golden Crispy Fish Skin$49.30
(Small)
$74.80
(Large)
-Website
Fortune Yu Sheng with Norwegian Smoked Salmon$57.80
(Small)
$83.30
(Large)
Fortune Yu Sheng with Lobster and Norwegian Smoked Salmon $91.80
(Small)
$159.80
(Large)
Fortune Yu Sheng with Abalone and Norwegian Smoked Salmon$125.80
(Small)
$210.80
(Large)
Szechuan Court, Fairmont SingaporeCoconut Meat, Vegetarian Abalone Yu Sheng$58++Vegetarian Website
Prosperity Salmon Yu Sheng$68++-
Prosperity Snow Crab Yu Sheng + Prosperity Abalone Yu Sheng$88++
Joyfulness Yusheng, Salmon, Snow Crab, Abalone$168++
Wah Lok Cantonese Restaurant, Carlton Hotel SingaporeTruffle Abalone Lo Hei$128 (Small)
$228 (Large)
-Website
Alaskan Crab Lo Hei$138 (Small)
$238 (Large)
Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant, Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza HotelPear and Avocado Vegetarian Yu Sheng$68++
(Small)
$128++
(Large)
VegetarianMenu
Salmon Yu Sheng with Crispy Fish Skin Yu Sheng

Smoked Duck Breast Yu Sheng with Crispy Fish Skin

$68++
(Small)
$128++
(Large)
-
Mini Abalone Yu Sheng with Crispy Fish Skin$88++
(Small)
$158++
(Large)
Boston Lobster (Cooked) & Caviar Yu Sheng
with Crispy Fish Skin
$108++
(Small)
$188++
(Large)
Lobster, Alaskan Crab, Scallop, Salmon, Caviar & Crispy Fish Skin Yu Sheng$268++
(Large)

Vegetarian Yu Sheng Singapore + Halal Yusheng Singapore

Restaurant/StoreNamePriceHalal or Vegetarian?How to Buy
NTUC FairpriceTungsan Prosperous Yu-Sheng$12.00Halal & VegetarianDelivery via website or in-store
Swensen'sProsperity Yu Sheng$26.80HalalWebsite
Feng Shui Inn, Resorts World SentosaVegetarian Fish Yu Sheng with Sea Grapes & Black Fungus$78++
(2-5 pax)
VegetarianMenu
Hai Tien Lo, Pan Pacific SingaporeNutritious Vegetarian Yu Sheng with Vegetarian Abalone,
Crispy Enoki Mushrooms & Vegetable Salad
$48++ (Small)
$78++ (Large)
Menu
Min Jiang at Dempsey, Goodwood Park HotelTraditional Yu Sheng - Vegetarian$88+
(Large)
Website
Mitzo, Grand Park OrchardMitzo Fruit Yu Sheng$108++
(Regular)
$168++
(Large)
Menu
Sofitel, Singapore City CentreHealthy Well-Being Yu Sheng$113+Website
Szechuan Court, Fairmont SingaporeCoconut Meat, Vegetarian Abalone Yu Sheng$58++Website
Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant, Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza HotelPear and Avocado Vegetarian Yu Sheng$68++
(Small)
$128++
(Large)
Menu

Yusheng Ingredients

Also, if you want to impress your friends and family with your knowledge or make your own yu sheng, here is a breakdown of the yu sheng ingredients and what they mean:

IngredientYou SayWhat It Means
Raw fish年年有馀 Nian Nian You YuAbundance and prosperity throughout the year
Pomelo大吉大利 Da Ji Da LiTo add luck; Good luck and smooth sailing year ahead
Pepper and cinnamon powder招財進寶 Zhao Cai Jin BaoAttract wealth and treasures
Oil (drizzled in circular motion)财原广进 Yi Ben Wan Li, Cai Yuan Guang JinMake 10,000 times of your profit with your capital and have countless sources of wealth
Carrots鸿运当头 Hong Yun Dang TouGood luck is approaching
Green radish青春常驻 Qing Chun Chang ZhuSymbolises eternal youth
White radish风生水起 Feng Sheng Shu Qi, Bu Bu Gao ShengTo good business opportunities and reaching a higher level with each step and progress at a fast pace
Crushed peanuts金银满屋 Jin Yin Man WuHousehold filled with gold and silver (valuable possessions)
Sesame seeds (added right after crushed peanuts)生意兴隆 Sheng Yi Xing LongProsperity for business
Golden crackers遍地黄金 Bian Di Huang JinGreat wealth, floor full of gold
Plum Sauce甜甜蜜蜜 Tian Tian Mi MiSweet and loving relationships
  1. Raw fish symbolises abundance and prosperity. You say: “Nian Nian You Yu” or “You Yu You Sheng” (Abundance throughout the year)
  2. Pomelo is added to the salad right after the fish to add luck. You say: “Da Ji Da Li” (Good luck and smooth sailing)
  3. Pepper and cinnamon powder both signify a wish for wealth. You say: “Zhao Cai Jin Bao”. (Attract wealth and treasures)
  4. Oil should be drizzled in a circular motion. You say: “Yi Ben Wan Li”(Make 10,000 times of profit with your capital) “Cai Yuan Guang Jin”(Countless sources of wealth)
  5. Carrots represent good luck. You say: “Hong Yun Dang Tou” (Good luck is approaching)
  6. Green radish symbolises eternal youth. You say: “Qing Chun Chang Zhu” (Forever young)
  7. White radish is meant to bring about good business opportunities. You say: “Feng Sheng Shui Qi” and “Bu Bu Gao Sheng” (Reaching a higher level with each step and Progress at a fast pace)
  8. Crushed peanuts are sprinkled onto the dish to symbolise that your household will be filled with valuable possessions. You say: “Jin Yin Man Wu” (Household filled with gold and silver)
  9. Sesame seeds are added to the salad right after the crushed peanuts have been sprinkled on top. You say: “Sheng Yi Xing Long” (Prosperity for the business)
  10. Golden crackers symbolise great wealth. You say: “Bian Di Huang Jin” (Floor full of gold)
  11. Plum Sauce, like the oil, is poured all over the dish instead of just one spot. You say: “Tian Tian Mi Mi” (Sweet and loving relationships)

Bonus: Use Seedly’s Lou Hei Yu Sheng Tool and Succeed in Life

Did you know that we’ve also created a Lou Hei Yu Sheng Tool to make sure that we can score better prospects, fortune, and luck in the new year?

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Whether you believe in it or not, it doesn’t hurt to get all the luck we can possibly get right?

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