|Waiting patiently for customers|
"No, it's not cotton candy."
"What is it?"
"Dragon beard candy."
I have never heard of dragon beard candy before. I asked the lady if I could try it and she kindly gave a small sample each to my friend and I.
|Dragon Beard Candy is cocoon like.|
"No sugar, no sugar." The lady kept saying. I'm not so sure how much of this statement holds true since the candy is made from a ball of corn syrup. Welps, just as I like to tell my friends and family that the baked goods I make are fat and calorie free, I will blindly believe the Yao's Dragon Beard Candy lady. I could easily see this candy as becoming my new favorite street treat in Chinatown following mini pancakes.
Check out the process on how Yao's Dragon Beard Candy is made.
|A ball of corn syrup is immersed in rice flour to keep it from getting sticky|
|The ball is then stretched 15 times into thread like strands|
|The result? Hair like dragon beard candy.|
|Coconut and peanuts are then folded into the dragon beard strands|
|Dragon Beard Candy|
Yao's Dragon Beard Candy
corner of Chrystie and Grand