During my visit to Suzhou, China a few weeks back, I noticed people carrying and eating popsicles made out of sugar on the street. Ever curious about local street-foods, I sought out the creator and found this unique vendor who makes amazing works of edible art right in front of your eyes.
Apparently, sugar art has a long cultural tradition in China going all the way back to the Song Dynasty (960-1279). Some of the sugar art masters were highly esteemed for their extremely intricate pieces that resemble blown and stained glass.
Even though it was far from something you'd find in a museum, my sugar art popsicle was still impressive and it only cost about 40 cents.
I was lucky to capture the whole process of how he made it... take a look. I'm somewhat tempted to try my own hand at making decorations on my own, although past traumatic experiences with attempting to make caramel suggest it would be a disaster.
Have you ever seen a unique street vendor in any of your travels? Do share... we'd love to read about it.