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Bamboo Garden has built their business on bringing traditional Chinese sweets to a contemporary audience.
An expert in the 2000-year old art of making dragon beard candy spent five years researching a way to make this notoriously ephemeral sweet survive the rigors of Hong Kong humidity. He was commited to avoid resorting to preservatives, and to maintain the handmade integrity of the sweet. After five years of experimentation and refinement, Mr. Hong-Keung Wong achieved his goal and began building a reputation as the finest maker of this traditional sweet.
He ultimately created something even more refined and delicate than what was first served to Chinese emperors and aristocrats.
The candy, still handmade in the traditional way, has a delicate crispness, then melts on the tongue. It has a light sweetness that is well suited for high-quality tea or coffee. Each individual piece has nearly 3000 strands. We recommend chilling the candy before serving for an inimitable icy-crispy sensation.
Bamboo Garden has been credited with reviving interest in the art of making this traditional confection, and they are the first company to make it possible to bring a high quality version of this sweet to an international audience.
To accompany your indulgence, Bamboo Garden also offers a selection of excellent Chinese teas.
A video that shows how the candy was made can be found here.