Nyonya Yee Sang At Peranakan Place 1 Utama

Nyonya yee sang at Peranakan Place 1 Utama
Nyonya yee sang at Peranakan Place 1 Utama.

I had my first taste of yee sang when I was around thirty years old. My taste buds have never stopped craving for this unique dish since. It is a must-have on the seventh day of the Chinese New Year called the “yan yat” (Human Day). This practice is somewhat diluted by commercial considerations as yee sang in boxes were already available at the supermarkets in December. Restaurants have also started serving the yee sang although the Chinese New Year is three weeks away still.

Nyonya yee sang at Peranakan Place 1 Utama
Nyonya yee sang at Peranakan Place 1 Utama.

While looking for a place to have our dinner at 1 Utama Shopping Centre, we were pleasantly surprised to find that Peranakan Place at the first floor of the old wing had Nyonya yee sang in their promotion menu. We have never had Nyonya yee sang before and we wanted to see if it was any different from the regular ones. I did not check out the ingredients individually. However, I noticed that there were no pickles or colourful crispy shredded stuff like those usually served in Chinese restaurants. The taste was not any different except this was a little too sourish to my liking. We did not order anything else as the dish priced at RM36++ was just nice for two persons.

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One thought on “Nyonya Yee Sang At Peranakan Place 1 Utama”

  1. I didn’t get to taste Yee Sang till I was 39YO. When I was growing up, I never like raw fish. So, I didn’t eat Yee Sang. I left Malaysia when I was 18, return many times but never during CNY. It was only a few years ago when I had a chance. I finally tried it. To be honest, I found it to be too sweet. But I liked the crunchies and the shredded vegetables.

    I like yee sang not because of the raw fish. Rather it is the crunchies and other ingredients, and perhaps the fact that it is available only during the CNY period, that makes it mouthwatering.

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