Asian Sweets and Confections:
In Asia, sweets do not typically serve in an after-dinner capacity. Some sweets are specific to festivals and special occasions. Sometimes sweets are an afternoon treat meant to accompany tea, maybe brought back from a local confectioner to coworkers, offering a brief respite from office tension. Some are made by street vendors, meant for impulsive consumption any time of day. And others are incorporated into ceremonies like the Japanese tea ceremony, meant as a contrast to the bitterness of matcha.
One of our favorites was born as a royal indulgence, transformed into a street food as sugar became more accessible, and has now been reborn as a refined, delicate treat suitable for any kind of special occasion. Dragon Beard Candy, once served to the emperor of China, must be handmade in order to achieve its distinctive, artful form.
YuzuMura.com is proud to offer you Bamboo Garden's Icy-Crispy Dragon Beard Candy, the first handmade dragon beard candy to be exported to the US suitable for giving as a gift.
We look forward to offering additional Asian treats as our store grows.