Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Sugar Stir-fried Chestnuts (糖炒栗子)

This is one of my favourite street foods.  I suspect the sand was not necessarily black to start with.  But the heat would burn the sugar and turn the sand black anyway.  

In any case the chestnut, fresh from the wok, is very appealing.  Applying the right amount of pressure at the right place, the shell is quite easy to crack.  The golden yellow flesh, the slightly sweet taste, the unique texture, enhanced by the heat - it is a real treat.  

At HK$40 a pound, it is still quite affordable.  Good food does not have to be outrageously expensive. 

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