|This article does not cite any references or sources. (August 2012)|
Place of origin
Region or state
Pashmak (Persian: پشمک) is a form of Persian candy floss or cotton candy, made from sesame and sugar. The word Pashmak in Persian is composed of پشم pashm [wool] + ـَک ak [resemblance suffix] meaning "wool-like", as the confectionery resembles sheep's wool.
Pashmak is served on its own or as an accompaniment to fruits, cakes, ice creams, puddings and desserts.
A Turkish sweet called pişmaniye bears some resemblance to Pashmak.
- Cotton candy
- Ngathrek Golop Lhakpa- a Bhutanese variant
- Dragon's beard candy- a Chinese variant
- Pişmaniye- a Turkish variant
- Sohan papdi- an Indian variant