Your Oyster Recipe of the Day: Dried Oyster and Pork Lettuce Wraps. Kei Lum Chan shared this traditional Chinese New Year recipe with Food & Wine. Think of your favorite pork lettuce wraps with a little ginger and shallot, and the crunch of water chestnut. Now add an umami blast of dried oyster and dried black mushroom.
This dish holds the same importance to Chinese New Year celebrations as pork and greens do in Southern US New Year menus. Mijune at Follow Me Foodie explains that in Cantonese, dried mushrooms are called “ho see.” “Ho” also means good and when said with a slightly different tone, “ho see” means good things to come.