Fried waffles, a type of cake more than “hundreds of years old” are popularly sold on the streets of Tianjin, China.
Famous for its rich and diverse cuisine, when coming to China, visitors often enjoy dishes such as bridge vermicelli, Beijing roast duck or Shanghai xiaolongbao… Besides, you can’t miss it. attractive street foods such as goulash, rotten tofu, etc. When you come to Tianjin, a large city in China, you can discover a unique cake with a history of up to a hundred years old named cake. fried twist.
Fried twist cake (十八街麻花) is one of the “elite” representatives of Tianjin cuisine. This special type of cake has been around since the 19th century. If you have the opportunity to visit Tianjin, you will see handmade fried pancakes right at the roadside stalls and boldly local. This is also a specialty dish that the people of Tianjin often recommend to friends and tourists both at home and abroad.
The first impression of many tourists when they see Tianjin fried buns is that this cake is shaped like a “giant” rope and is quite round. The cake is made from dough with a filling inside, then it is twisted evenly, so many people have “imagined” the image of a rope.
To make Tianjin fried buns, the baker must mix the ingredients of sugar, water, eggs and sesame oil into a smooth and flexible mass. Then pull them into long strands of dough and prepare the filling inside. In particular, fried waffles have quite a variety of fillings with countless choices of chefs. The most popular fillings of this cake can be mentioned as prunes, melon seeds, sesame, walnuts, peaches… By using a reasonable amount of force, people will cleverly twist the cake to make sure. fried in a pan filled with oil.
After dropping in a frying pan filled with hot oil, people will wait for the outer layer of the fried tortillas to turn golden brown, then take them out to drain the oil. At this time, the “rope” not only swells up, has eye-catching colors but also emits an extremely attractive fragrance. When eating Tianjin waffles, you can evenly coat the cake with a variety of toppings such as ice candy, dried fruit jam or peanuts to make the cake more delicious.
Although it is a type of deep-fried cake, the characteristic flavor of Tianjin fried waffle is its crispness, not its greasy or greasy taste. The cake dough is a harmonious combination of the fat from the egg, the taste from sesame and the salty taste that is easy to eat. In addition, the cake also has a sweet taste from the fillings inside, helping the cake to have a harmonious and full flavor.
Not only is it a dish that can be enjoyed at the restaurant, but Thien Tan wafers can also be preserved for a long time, even up to 5, 6 months. Therefore, this is always a dish that many people buy as a gift when traveling to Tianjin.