China’s wacky street food with a twist
Dhaka's street food has scenario has changed drastically in recent times with food carts offering versatile items of savory and sweet. In China, the concept of street food has taken a new turn. The street vendors have amped up their game, to create food that is pleasing for the mouth and the eyes.
Here are four examples compiled by Mashable, of commonly found food items created with a twist.
Cotton candy flower
Have you ever thought of eating a giant cotton candy flower? This vendor carefully twirls new colourful layers of candy onto a stick, neatly tucking in each layer to form a gorgeous bloom at the end.
A "candy blower" in Beijing makes balloon pigs out of candy. Here, he asks his patron to help blow on the pig's tail to inflate its body as he sculpts it.
Crepe with style
Look at this stripey crepe. The vendor takes the time to create various layers of color, which come together in one pretty, swirly treat.
It's just brown sugar, right? But wait — how about a Chinese dragon painted in sugar, using nothing but the humble ladle as the brush? This vendor sits by a cooled marble slab and crafts sugar versions of old Chinese paintings. He places a stick for a handle on each creation before the sugar hardens entirely, moments before someone bites into it and destroys it forever.