Saturday, 17 August 2013

Tang Hu Lu - the TASTE of Beijing Hutong


Tanghulu, also called bingtanghulu, is a traditional Chinese snack of candied fruit.It consists of candied fruits on bamboo skewers that are approximately 20cm long. This snack can be found widely along the Beijing snack street Wangfujing and also there are street vendors who travel from place to place selling it.

(Tanghulu in Beijing)

Tanghulu typically has a hardened sugar coating that comes from dipping the skewer in sugar syrup, but versions can also be found with a second chocolatecoating, or sesame sprinkles. Traditionally, the fruit used has been Chinese hawthorn (山楂 shānzhā), but in recent times vendors have also used various other fruits, such as cherry tomatoes, mandarin oranges, strawberries, blueberries, pineapples, kiwifruit, bananas, or grapes.

(Various kinds of Tanghulu)

* How to cook it?
20g Fresh hawthorn, 10kg sugar

Wash hawthorns, pick out the core.
Place hawthorns in boiled water and divide them into groups in bowls.
Cut bamboo sticks 18-20cm.
Pierce 5-7 hawthorns in one bamboo stick, about 50g.
Place sugar in wok and 3kg water.
Heat 20minutes and stir.
1/2 hit at sugar mixture 5-7 minutes.
Roll over hawthorns in sugar mixture.
Press sticks on oily board.

(The recipe of Tanghulu Chinese ver,)

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