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|Place of origin||China|
|Region or state||Cities in China|
|Main ingredients||Candied fruits, sugar syrup; sometimes chocolate, or sesame sprinkles|
|Cookbook: Tanghulu Media: Tanghulu|
|Literal meaning||sugar bottle gourd|
|Literal meaning||rock sugar bottle gourd|
Tanghulu (simplified Chinese: 糖葫芦; traditional Chinese: 糖葫蘆; pinyin: tánghúlu) also called bingtanghulu, is a traditional Chinese snack of candied fruit. It originated from northern China, but it is now commonly available in most Chinese cities, such as Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai. It consists of fruits covered in hard candy on bamboo skewers that are approximately 20 cm long.
The two common names literally means "sugar bottle gourd" and "rock sugar bottle gourd" respectively. The "sugar" or "rock sugar" refers to the sugar coating, while the "bottle gourd" refers to the slight resemblance of the snack to the shape of the gourd fruit.
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 chocolate coating, or sesame sprinkles. Traditionally, the fruit used has been Chinese hawthorn, but in recent times vendors have also used various other fruits, such as cherry tomatoes, mandarin oranges, strawberries, blueberries, pineapples, kiwifruit, bananas, or grapes.
1.150g of fruits (any kind)
2. an appropriate amount of bamboo skewers
3.soft sugar to make a syrup
4.appropriate amount of oil to prevent sticking to the dish
Method 1.Remove the kernel/ pip from the fruit.
2.Use the bamboo skewers to string the fruits together.
3.Add some water and then use a small fire to boil the soft sugar until it forms a syrup.
4.Wait for the sugar to boil and then pour the resulting syrup onto the fruit and allow to set.
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