What (Not) to Eat at Chinese Watertowns | Spoonhunt Food Show
Adam visits a beautiful watertown called Qibao 七宝镇 in Shanghai to see what kind of desserts the food stalls have. With no plan and an empty stomach, Adam …
Welcome back! This is the final week of our dessert series.
We're here at Qibao, which is a very cool water town in Shanghai.
There are water towns almost every where in China.
They're cute little places that have lots of stalls with trinkets and stuff to buy.
But most importantly, they have street food!
Let's go in and see what kind of dessert we can get.
This is Hâi Táng Gāo, which is basically like a cake with caramelized sugar on the top.
Inside there's red bean paste
and on the top they stuck these little sunflower seeds on the inside.
It's really hot, we got the fresh ones right off the grill.
It's kind of like flan.
The top you can see is kind of hardened and crispy from the sugar.
It's really warm on the bottom.
I might burn my mouth, but let's just bite into it and see how it is.
Ow! Ah, it's really hot!
It's really good though. The top, this makes it really sugary.
It's almost like candy.
The rest of it is like a big pastry.
On the inside there's really warm red bean paste. Oh man.
It's like a candy moon cake. It's good!
Adam: What is that?
Hellen: On the outside it's glutinous rice something
and inside is whipped cream and I hope a little bit of Durian.
Adam: Is it bad?
Hellen: Mmhmmm, it's bad!
Lady yelling: "Fragrant Rice Cakes"
Dessert #2 is these nice little Chinese muffins that are called
Xiāng Mî Gāo
They're really spongey. They're made of rice.
This one is osmanthus, this one is red date, black sesame, and everyone's favorite dessert:
So why don't we crack these open, give them a try and show you what they're like?
So the osmanthus one is filled with red bean actually…
So, let's break it open. Oops maybe from the top.
Oh the re…red…this one's not filled with anything.
Hellen: That liar! I wanted red bean in it. OMG. I'm so sad now.
This is the osmanthus muffin.
Let's do the dates. The top is a bit little sticky and wetter.
But, inside…some nice little dates.
Here is the purple date Xiang Mi Gao
Third one. The yellow black sesame muffin.
I don't really want to eat anymore.
Final one. The weirdest dessert flavoring ever: Pork Floss.
So I expect this to be a little bit like salty meat flavored bouncy rice.
I don't know. We'll see what happens.
It's not as terrible as I imagined it being.
It definitely helps the taste of the rice muffin.
Yeah overall, these aren't too good.
So this is a yogurt drink. I have seen Chinese people everywhere drinking this.
I have no idea why. It's in a glass bottle. It's really thick,
but I figured this is the perfect thing to top off the entire dessert series.
This very popular yogurt drink.
It's warm. It's a little sweet
But it's not vanilla. It's not really a particular flavor, it's just sweetened yogurt.
Why is it so popular?
But uh, yeah. Thanks for watching the dessert series.
Hope you learned something! See you next week!