So what if you failed Chinese in school? That’s still no excuse for being that person who only hollers “Huat ah!” at every lo hei session during Chinese New Year. You probably know by now that there’s a system, and that it’s customary to say auspicious things in Mandarin each time you add an ingredient into the massive heap.

Returned your chengyu knowledge to your Chinese teacher already and have no clue about what to say? Fret not. We take you through the process of preparing yusheng — step by step, chengyu by chengyu — so you can up your huat quotient at lo heis this Chinese New Year.

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