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.