Wednesday, 28 November 2007

Dragon's Beard Candy

This is my youngest sister's favourite sweet. Dragon's Beard Candy is a form of spun sugar and is said to have been invented for the emperor 2000 years ago in China. The candy is made of very fine strands of sugar wrapped around a filling of crushed peanuts and toasted sesame seeds.

The trick to making the fine strands of sugar is shown in this video. You might want to turn down the sound though. I still can't get it out of my head.

It looks like fun and the candy is worth the hassle, or at least, I think it is :D

If you're ever down in Chinatown, I encourage you to try this sweet! Unless of course you don't like peanuts or are allergic to them, in which case, don't eat it! Make the candy and eat that instead! Still yummy.

We also bought some, umm, I have no idea what it's called. The girl at the shop called it mochi but I'm quite sure it isn't mochi.

This is mochi. Japanese rice cakes with fillings such as red bean (azuki). Sometimes they fill it with ice-cream then they call it daifuku. Another must-try!

That's my beautiful sister, Amanda, on the left who has fallen in love with the aspirin mask.

See ya!


Anne-Marie said...

Speaking of spun sugar, I actually have a cotton candy maker which is spun sugar. My Dad got it for me when I was about 14 (okay, 17....) and I've used it a few times. It's a great summertime party hit!

LoveMichie said...

Myers in Melbourne was selling fun party equipment including cotton candy makers (I love cotton candy) before I left for christmas!

I wanted so badly to get the mini chocolate fountain!

Anonymous said...

hi michelle where abouts in melbourne can i buy the dragon beard candy its looks yummy


Jane Kaylor said...

Oh... the above website is down!!! Here is found another online store .

Jane Kaylor said...

Oh... the above website is down!!! Here is found another online store .

Anonymous said...

This is so long ago but just wanted to tell you that it is mochi in the second pic, though obviously not the Japanese kind. It's the kind we have in Malaysia/Indonesia.