Masks on and no shouting please: Quieter lohei to welcome Year of the Ox

Restaurants set rules to ensure diners can toss yusheng safely

For those who prefer to lohei at home, Chinese restaurant Blue Lotus is working with Tuck Lee Ice to deliver yusheng in refrigerated trucks.
For those who prefer to lohei at home, Chinese restaurant Blue Lotus is working with Tuck Lee Ice to deliver yusheng in refrigerated trucks. PHOTO: BLUE LOTUS

Auspicious cheers of "nian nian you yu", "da ji da li" and "bu bu gao sheng" that echo through restaurants during Chinese New Year will be muted in the Year of the Ox.

Yes, the face masks diners have to wear while tossing yusheng will muffle the sound, but the new rules of engagement also say that shouting will not be allowed.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on January 17, 2021, with the headline 'Quieter Lohei'. Subscribe