Saturday, February 8, 2014

Zhenjie Yu Sheng (The Best in Chinatown)

The power of Facebook at times allow me to see where nice food can be found when anyone of my friends posted. During this festive season, of course a simple picture of the stall that sells this Yu Sheng coupled with a caption saying that it's the best Yu Sheng you can find in Chinatown.

After I saw the picture, I was talking to another friend and she told me her mum always buy from this famous stall !

The very evening, I made my way with dear and the kids to pack this home of course ! If you are a Yu Sheng Lover like me. You should try this. So far, apart from the Teochew Style Yu Sheng from Chin Lee Restaurant, this is the second one which made me craved for more ~ Zhenjie Yu Sheng

The Yu Sheng has got jellyfish in it. Not all stalls served this with Jellyfish I guess ? Correct me if am wrong. Overall, what made this stall stood out from the ones I have tried before. The sauce plays an important part to determine if the Yu Sheng will turn out nice. It's not overly sweet which don't make you feel irk after eating much. I love the deep fried flour crisps, it's thickness is just nice for the extra crunch  ! The radish and carrot are finely shredded as well !

A fast introduction to what's in Yu Sheng and their meaning.
- Carrot (红萝卜) is used as the first character 鸿 also sound like the Chinese character for red.Carrots are added to symbolize blessings of good luck, 鸿运当头 ( Hong Yun Dang Tou) meaning “Good luck is approaching”.
- The shredded green radish symbolizes eternal youth. 青春常驻, (Qing Chun Chang Zhu) meaning “Forever young”.
- The shredded white radish symbolizes prosperity in business and promotion at work, 风生水起 (Feng Sheng Shui Qi) meaning “Progress at a fast pace” and 步步高升, ( Bu Bu Gao Sheng); “Reaching higher level with each step”
- Fish, symbolizes abundance and excess through the year, 年年有余  (Nian Nian You Yu)
- Pomelo is added symbolizes Good Luck and Smooth Sailing, 大吉大利 (Da Ji Da Li)

Condiments like:
- peanuts crumbs symbolizes a household filled with gold and silver, 金银满屋 (Jin Yin Man Wu)
- Sesame seeds symbolizes a flourishing business, 生意兴隆 (Sheng Yi Xing Long )
- Pepper is then dashed over in the hope of attracting more money and valuables, 招财进宝  (Zhao Cai Jin Bao)
- Oil is poured over, circling the ingredients, symbolizing money to flow in from all directions. 一本万利, (Yi Ben Wan Li) meaning “Make 10,000 times of profit with your capital”  and 财源广进 (Cai Yuan Guang Jin) meaning “Numerous sources of wealth”
 - The Yu Sheng sauce, which is usually plum sauce,  symbolizes 甜甜蜜蜜 (Tian Tian Mi Mi) Meaning “May life always be sweet”, will be drizzled over the entire plate.

 Zhenjie Yu Sheng does delivery too. Check out their criteria to meet for delivery and to note, no this is not a sponsored/ review post. Just sharing with Yu Sheng Lovers that there is the existence of this stall for a nice Yu Sheng which can make you go back for more !

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