Eat  Food  Fun  Lifestyle  Technology   ·   29 Jan   ·   05:01 PM   ·   3 minutes Read

The Best And Worst Yusheng Apps

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It’s that one salad dish that most people actually manage to finish. After all, you only get to have it once a year. Yes, it is Yusheng I’m talking about. Yusheng was recently in the news because of the auspicious phrases that are traditionally said out loud while the dish is tossed by the people about to eat it.

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This year, we’ve not supposed to vocalise our well wishes too loudly, so most Singaporeans will likely settle on a bevy of apps and microsites designed for this very specific purpose. Some of them even come with graphics so you know what to say when a particular ingredient is being added to the mix.

Let’s rank them together now!

CNY Lou Hei

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Name: Straightforward and simple. In case you forget when Lou Hei is scheduled for, the app’s name reminds you.

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ out of 5 stars.

Accessibility: It’s a mobile-only site in 2021. How annoying is that??

⭐ out of 5 stars

Ease of use: It is a very linear app. All you can do is tap on the next ingredient to add it in and the app will tell you what to say when it’s added. Having said that, it is easy to use. I mean. How could it not be, when there’s only one button you can press?

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ out of 5 stars

Design: Very straightforward with typical classical festive Chinese music in the background. Yes, it does autoplay. Has more than 3 colours.

⭐  ⭐ out of 5 stars

Final score: 9/20

Try it out here. Note that this app hasn’t been updated since the last year of Monkey, which was in 2016!

Lou Hei

Credit: DJ Beng

Name: Very straight to the point. That it’s developed by a “DJ Beng” only adds to the charm.

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ out of 5 stars.

Accessibility: Works on both mobile and desktop. By that, I mean you can look at it on your desktop screen but not actually use it. But at least you get a preview, right?

⭐ ⭐  out of 5 stars

Ease of use: Each auspicious saying is in plain text separated by a simple grid. It literally could not get simpler. But! This also means that if you can’t read Chinese text, you are done for.

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ out of 5 stars.

Design: DJ Beng clearly believes in the beauty of the K.I.S.S. concept. Which works for him.

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ out of 5 stars

Final Score: 13/20

Try it out here.

Yusheng Express

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Name: It sounds like the name of a chain of small shops islandwide that only sell Yusheng. At least it’s not atrocious.

⭐ ⭐  out of 5 stars

Accessibility: Works great on both desktop and mobile.

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ out of 5 stars

Ease of use: Like DJ Beng’s Lou Hei, it’s easy to use. As an added bonus, there’s also a picture of the ingredient for folks who can’t read Chinese all that well.

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ out of 5 stars

Design: Clean, simple and pleasant to look at. Doesn’t get much better.

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ out of 5 stars

Final score: 16/20

Try it out here.

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The clear winner is Yusheng Express! All hail the superior Yusheng app.

Psst, did you know that Sheng Shiong sells quite the variety of Yusheng? Go on over to their website now and snag some Yusheng for under $10! Since their shipping fee is only $6, feel free to add more to your basket for even more huat.