“Lou Hei” (Cantonese for 撈起 or 捞起) is a Teochew-style raw fish salad. It usually consists of strips of raw fish (most commonly salmon), mixed with shredded vegetables and a variety of sauces and condiments, among other ingredients. Yusheng literally means “raw fish” but since “fish (鱼)” is commonly conflated with its homophone “abundance (余)”, Yúshēng (鱼生) is interpreted as a homophone for Yúshēng (余升) meaning an increase in abundance. Therefore, yusheng is considered a symbol of abundance, prosperity and vigor. – taken from Wikipedia.
A very Happy Chinese New Year to one and all, on behalf of my team, i’ll like to extend my blessings to you and your Family and may you be blessed with good health and good wealth.
It’s been a month since i last blogged and i’ve promised you that this blog would be more exciting with many activities that i would be involved in with the Singapore Junior Chefs Club and the Singapore Chefs Assosciation. On top of that, i have also mentioned that there would be some adjustments to my writings this year after we set up the official Singapore Junior Chefs Club Website, Meanwhile, it’ll be just me that would accompany you through your lonely nights.
Anyway, getting into today’s topic, i just attended an Annual General Meeting followed by the LOU HEI dinner hosted by the Singapore Chefs Assosciation, proudly sponsored by Nestle last night at the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel.
We started at around 4.15pm in the afternoon with Chef Eric Teo. the president of the Singapore Chefs Assosciation hosting the Annual General Meeting and sharing the previous and upcoming event for this calendar year. Just for your curiousity, there are some really interesting events coming up this year such as the Food Hotel Asia this April, Cycling trips, Family day, International Chefs Day, etc… For more information on the events and what is lined up for you, please feel free to visit the Singapore Chefs Assosciation Website by clicking HERE. In the website, you could search for some of the events which you might be really keen to participate in. On top of that, membership is open to both public and corporate members, so please sign up if you wish to be part of us, it would definitely be a pleasure for us having you.
Well, off to a lighter note, after the 2 and a half hour long AGM, we headed to level four, the hotel’s Ballroom for a fantastic Dinner. Lots of good food, good drinks and of course fantastic performances by the Lion dance group, Feng Shui Master, games/ events organiser, etc… Just like what Chef Eric Teo always say during his speech, “Always Expect good food when there’s an event for Chefs”, not abstracted word for word, but that;s the gist of it. I totally agree with what he says. Food was good, service was on the top notch, service staff had every eye for detail throughout the whole dinner. It was such a wonderful evening with celebrities such as Moses Lim, our Ambassador, many celebrity Chefs and of course high- rolling businessmen who are in the trade gracing the event. I personally believe that every one had such a good time networking, catching- up with old friends from the trade and of course, not forgetting to glutton down the fantastic array of Chinese cuisines put up by the Executive Chef of Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel.
Special thanks goes to the committee who have wholeheartedly put in so much valuable time off their busy working schedules to put up such a wonderful and memorble evening for all of us. Not forgetting also are our sponsors ie. Nestle, Montreux Patisserie & cake houuse, etc for sponsoring us, without them, this event might not be such a great success, and of course Grand Copthorne Waterfron Hotel for giving us such a wonderful package to make the evening so special for every one of us.
Last but not least, let’s toast to a wonderful year of Tiger and most importantly…….. HUAT ah!!!
*Ps. Pictures would be uploaded once i’ve received them:)