Yu sheng

“Lo Hei” is a tradition prevalent in Malaysia and Singapore during Chinese new year. A group of people tossed the dish “yu sheng” as high in the air as they could, while screaming auspicious words and hope their wishes will come true. In the toss and turn, the dish turns from neat to messy, and then gets eaten by the diners.

Immersed in a strange but festive tradition that brings on the fun and the joy with my Samsung Galaxy note.

Oishii 9 – No frills

The Japanese believe in enjoying ingredients in its raw fresh form. This seafood don has no seasoning, just plain old goodness of the ocean.

And we found it not in a fancy upmarket restaurant, but a small shop tucked in a corner after a long street of restaurants catered for tourists in Otaru, Hokkaido. Following the local scent led us here and this policy has not failed us once again.