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Dragon's Beard Candy? Sounds royal...

Posted on 15 May 2018

Dragon's Beard Candy? 

Similar to Cotton Candy, a favourite for carnival-goers from all over the world, Dragon’s Beard Candy is an ancient Chinese floss-like confection first enjoyed over 1800 years ago. 

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Shaped like a pillow, typically wrapped around a filling of crushed peanuts, sesame seeds, crunched chocolate, or cocunut. This intriguing candy is a chewy, rich and sweet delicacy, fit for a King!

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Origins of its name

Created by a Han dynasty imperial court chef, that entertained the Emperor by displaying the processes of making the candy.

Hair-like confection. Photo taken by: sbs

The Dragon’s Beard Candy was given its name by the Emperor for its hair like appearance which reminded the Emperor of a dragon’s beard.

Han Dynasty. Photo taken by: wikia

A historic comeback

Reserved only for the ruling class of China for many centuries, the candy was rejected by Communist China for its historic symbolism of social stratification.

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However, the art of making Dragon’s Beard Candy has resurfaced, with it gaining popularity in many East Asian countries.

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Quite amazing. Photo taken by: dragonbeardcandystore

Watch as this South Korean man makes an ancient Chinese confection:

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Visit East Asia

The candy was first made over 1800 years ago, with its artform now being shared all over the world, this historic, royally tasty candy is a must-try for anyone exploring East Asia.

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