Handmade Dragon’s Beard Candy

Hooray! California once again has a source for the delicate, labor-intensive Chinese sweet known as Dragon's Beard Candy, cheers Chandavkl. Handmade from spun sugar (like cotton candy) and stuffed with peanut and coconut, the treat must be eaten while it's fresh. Los Angeles hounds no longer have to fly to New York's Chinatown to sample freshly made Dragon's Beard Candy—it's available at confectioner Alex Goh's stand in front of Hawaii Supermarket in San Gabriel on Saturday and Sunday, says Chandavkl. A tray of "dragon whiskers" goes for $5.

The Yi Gee "wheel cake" cart is still there, too, as another sweet option for Hawaii shoppers. It offers little taro and red bean–filled Chinese cakes cooked in hot cast-iron molds. "I always need a wheel cake as a reward for negotiating that parking lot," says Peripatetic.

Alex Goh's Dragon's Beard Candy Cart at Hawaii Supermarket [San Gabriel Valley]
120 East Valley Boulevard, San Gabriel
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Yi Gee Cart at Hawaii Supermarket [San Gabriel Valley]
120 East Valley Boulevard, San Gabriel
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