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Made of candied fruit on a stick, this Chinese street food is super easy to make.


serving time4


  • 1 cup warm water

  • 2 cups sugar

  • 1 1/2 pounds strawberries and/or green grapes


  1. In a pot on the stove, combine water and sugar. Turn heat to low and let sugar completely melt. Increase heat to high and bring to a boil. Continue to boil for 8 to 10 minutes. Do not stir.

  2. Meanwhile, place strawberries or grapes on thick bamboo skewers. (If using thin skewers, use 2 at a time.)

  3. Coat fruit evenly with melted sugar. (Be careful! Boiling sugar is extremely hot. Do not taste or touch with bare hands.)

  4. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper to cool.





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- Tanghuru, this is candied fruit lollipop. It sells on Chinese street and it's super duper easy to make. You will be surprised. Let's get started. The first we are going to make the sugar glass to coat it our fruits. So you will need a 2 cups of sugar and half a mug of water. Give it a stir and turn on the heat to low. And let sugar dissolve to the water first, and then we are going to increase the heat to high and let it boil for eight to 10 minutes. You will see all the sugar is completely dissolved, there's a lot of bubbles going on and the sugar will start to turning in to light brown color. Okay, meanwhile, lets skewer some more fruits. So you can use this thick bamboo skewers or just a thin bamboo skewer, that's all you have, just use two of 'em so it will strong enough to hold the fruit and the glass sugar. I'm going to skewer some strawberries, you can use any fruit that you want, like a kiwi, pineapple, mango, all works. Today I'm using green grapes and strawberries because their color is pop your eyes and is just so pretty. tanghuru is very popular Chinese street food. It also popular in Korea too during the summer time and we use bunch of different types of fruits and just skewer then like this and coat it with the sugar glass that what we are making here and selling on the street. Also this recipe is a hundred years old. When sugar boil like this just do not stir or touch it, just let it do it's job. So you feel like you're getting close to this glass, sugar glass is getting done, just check with a bamboo skewer like this, just cover it and dip in ice water and check the texture. If it gets hardened it's ready, or if it gets little smushy like this, it's not ready yet. Just let it boil little longer, I think mine is a couple more minutes to go. I'm gonna check one more time. Alright, I think they are ready to go, see, it covers my bamboo skewer really hard. Alright, now I'm gonna start to dip in my fruits. Reduce the heat to low and tip the pan and just roll your fruits, just like this. And let it drip, the excess sugar glass, and just place on a parchment paper lines baking sheet. Lets keep doing with the strawberry too. And if it's harder to roll it, go ahead and use your spoon and cover it like this. And move, and do not attempt to taste this sugar right now or this, let is cool, because when sugar boil like this it's over 300 degrees, it will take your tongue off from your mouth, it's that hot, so be careful. My fruits are so pretty, coated evenly and shiny with the sugar glass. I'm going to pop it in the refrigerator for 20 minutes to let it cool all the way down before I taste it. Alright, my tanghuru is ready. They look so pretty. Okay, see, you can hear the glass is hardened, I'm just going to decorate it, pretty pink jar that I filled up with the rainbow sprinkles. You can do this with the beans, the rice, whatever that can hold this bamboo skewers. Oh my God, they look so pretty. Well made tanghuru, it will make super nice crunch sound, let's see if I can make the sound. Perfect.

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