Chinese New Year means Lou Sang! Oh, yes.
My mom's version of Lou Sang is a delicious concoction of jelly fish (raw salmon is the more popular option) surrounded by piles of finely shredded ginger flowers, shallots, pickled vegetables, crunchy deep-fried bread stick and chilies. A sweet and sour plum sauce completes the dish.
Then it's "lou" or tossing time. Family and friends gather around the dish to toss the ingredients with chopsticks. It's a messy process but it is believed that the higher the ingredients and chopsticks are lifted, the better the fortune or "sang" is in the coming year.
Shouting "lou sang" during the tossing process is not compulsory but highly recommended to improve good fortune.