Dragon Beard Candy in Australia #Video

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Sydney, Australia has lots of markets for tourists and locals to visit and shop at from food to clothes to souvenirs, they have it all. One of my favorite markets to visit on my recent trip there was the Friday night markets in Chinatown and that is where I first learned about Dragon Beard Candy.

Walking the stalls with my friend Mica, we tried various interesting types of food like meat sheets (BBQ Meat), curly potatoes on a stick and when we walked past the Dragon Beard Candy stall it caught our eye. Two men stood there with their hands in trays of cornstarch pulling on what I learned to be sugar and doubling it over again and again until it was pulled into fine strands. The sugar is then torn apart with a mix of coconut, sesame and peanuts placed in the center then folder over to make this yummy treat that is slightly messy to eat.

Originally a dessert only for Emperors after the dynasty fell the recipe was shared amongst all and now is a treat everyone can enjoy. To learn more about Dragon Beard Candy watch my video to see exactly how it is made.

 

Photographed and filmed mostly with a Nikon D5100 using a 17-55mm lens.

6 Comments

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    Charu
    September 10, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    Looks tasty but very messy! (the process I mean). I would be completely fine with eating the final product but would likely have to wear 10 aprons before I was done…

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      Cailin
      September 12, 2012 at 7:37 pm

      It did look extremely mess and cornstarch gets everywhere! But it was definitely tasty! :)

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    Vivienne
    September 3, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    I love Dragon Beard’s candy – so soft and fluffy, it’s simply delicious! Everyone should try it! :D

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      Cailin
      September 12, 2012 at 7:37 pm

      I had never seen it before!

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    Rease
    August 25, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    Looks tasty! I’d be a mess with this though, I guarantee you I’d get it all over my shirt and most likely in my hair as well.

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      Cailin
      September 12, 2012 at 7:39 pm

      I can just imagine it on your nose and all over your face Rease hahaha

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