This is a delicious cold noodle dish that comes from the South of China – it is eaten during Chinese New Year. It is a combination of different ingredients such as cold vermicelli rice noodles or vermicelli mung bean noodles (also known as glass noodles), julienne carrots, julienne red pepper, fried strips of wonton skins, smoked salmon, pomelo or pink grapefruit bits, toasted cashew nuts, julienne spring onion, julienne cucumber, fresh coriander.
The ingredients used varies, some use raw fish slices. This is the usually the first dish served at a Chinese New Year banquet, and guests crowd around the large dish and everyone uses their chopsticks to throw the ingredients in the air (landing on the plate) while saying out loud auspicious Chinese New Year phrases that will bring luck, prosperity and good health. Super fun and brilliant dish to serve at your Chinese New Year feast!