Dragon’s Beard Candy


Work of Art – Dragon’s Beard Candy

The moment it meets one’s tongue, thousands of maltose filaments melt away in one’s mouth. One of the most distinctive snacks in Taiwan, dragon’s beard candy(龍鬚糖), looks like a small ball of yarn and is primarily made of maltose. Due to the pain-staking process of handmaking this delightful dessert, dragon’s beard candy is a nearly lost art. In Taiwan, the number of people who have mastered this handicraft has steadily declined. Hao-Chen Lo is one of the few craftsmen who continues this legacy.