Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Homemade Candy Haws (Tanghulu) 冰糖葫芦




I have never eaten the real Candy Haws(Tanhulu)冰糖葫芦 (A snack food popular in China that is made from sugar coated haws, yam or other fruit skewered on a bamboo stick; similar to candied apples, also 糖葫芦) in China before. Last week, i got a chance to try it at the "Beijing street Setia Alam" show organized by the house developer at my place.



Candy Haws (Tanhulu) 冰糖葫芦


The candy haws that i tried was not using the real fruit which is Haw (we can't find this fruit here) but instead they use cherry tomatoes and grapes. The taste was incredible, first bite is a very crispy sugar coated skin and followed by sour juices burst from the cherry tomato, that was really YUMMY!
I am very thick skin and asked for the recipe from that guy preparing this candy, but i have no luck ^_^ .. Anyway, I managed to find a good video showing how to prepare this candy and immediate i try this at home.


1. prepare fruits on the bamboo sticks.

Candy Haws (Tanhulu) 冰糖葫芦


2. Cook sugar and water, Do Not try to stir the sugar!

Candy Haws (Tanhulu) 冰糖葫芦


3. Big bubbles generated over high heat

Candy Haws (Tanhulu) 冰糖葫芦


4. Light golden colour and small bubbles appears and it is ready to coat the fruit


Candy Haws (Tanhulu) 冰糖葫芦

You can also replace with other type of fruits eg strawberry, berries & etc! This is also a great snack for a party, all kids will love this!

Happy Trying !!


Homemade Candy Haws (Tanghulu)冰糖葫芦
(recipe source: by Sonia aka Nasi Lemak Lover)

Candy Haws (Tanhulu) 冰糖葫芦200g coarse sugar
100g water

Cherry tomatoes
grapes

Bamboo sticks

Method
1. Thread two cherry tomatoes and one grape through a bamboo stick. Complete all fruits before cooking syrup.
2. Add sugar and water in a heavy bottom saucepan, cook over medium low heat for 5 mins. Do not stir the sugar!
3. Increase to high heat, continue to boil for 5mins. There will be full of big bubbles.
4. Change to low heat (smaller bubbles now), syrup is formed with light golden colour, dip bamboo stick with fruits in the syrup and quickly coat a thin layer. Enjoy!!







Candy Haws (Tanhulu) 冰糖葫芦

51 comments:

Ann@Anncoo Journal said...

I'd tried this 冰糖葫芦 when I was in Beijing. They even coated fresh fruits with thick sugar syrup. I love the strawberry the best.

Ice Pandora said...

I love these they are so sweet :D
I love them when they use fresh strawberries!

xx

Cocoeriley said...

I do hope have a try on this candy haws making ;)

annann said...

我家人也很爱吃冰糖葫芦!我们最爱草莓的!emmmm!!想到就流口水了啦!!

Small Kucing said...

looks good.

J.J. said...

They really look amazing!

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

wow yummy candies,luks so cute n delicious...clicks are amazing as usual:)

Eileen@Hundred Eighty Degrees said...

He is worried you set up a stall besides him...:)

Ah Tze said...

这冰糖葫芦好美!颜色很鲜!

anne said...

That looks really good ! Just love the vibrant color ! I've seen that sweets around here from time to time but I haven't actually tried it , but next time I will ;D Now , go set up a stall beside that man , I bet yours are much much more better hahahaha

爱丝特 said...

I tried the fresh haw few weeks back, super duper sour, no one wants to eat, no wonder they coated it with sugar syrup.

I would like to try this, with strawberries.. hehe

lena said...

i just saw your top hats. you attempted 7 times?! i really have to salute you, if me doing that for 3 or 4 times, i probably have to give away the pai tee mould! i also never eaten this candy before, seen it in pasar malam long time ago. glad to know that there's no thermometer needed to make this. sonia, is there anything that you dont know how to make?? hehe..

My Little Space said...

Whoa, your housing developer is such well organizer. Sure you ladies had fun.
Kristy

Rose said...

Hi Sonia! My parents taken the candy in China many years ago. They commented it was too sweet for them. hahah! I myself never tasted one, but I don't like sweet thing anyway. :)

Li Shuan said...

Sonia, I haven't try this before because the thick coated sugar puts me off. But if this is the homemade one, I may give it a go.

ohh..now I know this actually can use to coat other fruits as well...thanks for sharing.

Jane Chew said...

this sounds great especially with sour fruits. Will give it a try. Thanks for sharing.

divya said...

this looks amazing!

Simple Person said...

wow this is really great ..
there is nothin that u cannot do huh..

鲸鱼蓝蓝蓝 said...

你太厉害了!!!
这个你也动手做
很棒~~:)

Ah Tee said...

Great match! sourness+sweetness! I like it~

Pete said...

Haw good for the eyes...but with sugar...not sure lah...lol!

ICook4Fun said...

You are one determine lady. I like the look of this candy but never try it before ,,,, it should be good with strawberries too I think.

yummylittlecooks said...

We had this in Taiwan, we like strawberry, is the best.

Gloria said...

mm waht nice and yummy look these!!

Cass Tan @ 揾到食 said...

I was in Beijing last year and saw they are using lots of fresh fruit to do this 冰糖葫芦

Shereen said...

When we were living in Beijing some years ago, this candied fruit sticks were the only tid-bits that I can eat as I know it's made from sugar and fruits.They rest were a bit dodgy to me..lol!I love the one using kiwifruit and grapes.With the same method, you can even coat asam boi ( shin mui )and make it into sweets.

Lyndsey said...

So interesting, I have never tried it. They are such a pretty snack.

Jeannie said...

I have tasted these before and yes, they were delicious!

Mel said...

Would love to try these one day.

Julie said...

Looks very delicious!

Erivum Puliyum

Amelia's De-ssert said...

Hi Sonia, Looks delicious. You're an excellent cook. 2 thumbs up for you.
Have a nice day.

choi yen said...

Why stirring is not necessary when cooking the sugar?

kitchen flavours said...

We tried this with strawberries in Beijing several years ago. Sweet and kids like it! Yours looks wonderful! Have a nice day!

Joceline Lor said...

相信小朋友一定会很喜欢的。很心动了。

Dumpling Love said...

I LOVE to eat this but I've never tried them with tomatoes before..sounds interesting. hehe. Enjoy the rest of your day, Sonia!

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

Choi Yen, Stirring or jostling of any kind can cause the sugar to begin crystallizing, see a link here-http://www.exploratorium.edu/cooking/candy/sugar.html

Zoe said...

At my first glance, I thought it is real Tang hulu! With a closer look...I then realise they are tomatoes and grapes... You are great creating this disillusion.

Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

This is very easy snack! I never coated vegetable/fruits with caramel sauce. Very interesting concept and I bet kids will eat this happily!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Wow, I bet all the kids will love this!

Nadji said...

J'ai noté. A tester dès que nous aurons de bonnes tomates cerises.
A très bientôt

Shu Han said...

I never thought of makign candy haws myself, and with cherry tomatoes too! they look so pretty, liek little red rubies!

Quay Po Cooks said...

I have had this when I was in Shanghai and Beijing. I find them too sweet for me:D Yours look lip smacking!

edith said...

Oh I didn't know they were fruits inside. All these while I thought it was hard candy.

Cheah said...

I've never tried this before, believe it'll be too sweet for me. Reminds me of those TVB costume drama.

sean said...

我这里的发展商有时办沙爹烧烤会,
有次更阔气办了寿司享用大餐呢!

温馨小屋 said...

小朋友最喜欢~~

Fong's Kitchen Journal said...

this reminds me of 步步惊心,which is showing on TV now. Will try this out... thanks for sharing!

Kenneth said...

this reminds me of 步步惊心,which is showing on TV now. Will try this out... thanks for sharing!

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Candied Nuts said...

I do hope have a try on this candy haws making ;)

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