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Traditional Shanghai snack: Crab shell cake

AmberJ
2018/2/24 23:01:51
Traditional Shanghai snack: Crab shell cake
Crab shell cake named because of its yellowish brown crab shell. Crab shell cake add pastry and the yeast into the dough, the first made of flat round cake, dip a layer of sesame paste, stick on and baked in the oven. The sweet and sour taste of this cake, it tastes with crispy skin. Some people write poetry to praise it: "Smell of incense in the distance before see it. Bite a small mouth, the mellow spread."
Shanghai have sweet and salty practices: sweet one is mainly made of white sugar lard stuffing, but also put roses, jujube mud, red bean paste; salty one is made of pork diced, sophisticated will have to add crab roe, shrimp. Of course, radish mixed with spring onion, green and white stuffing is also very popular.
At some Shanghai restaurants’ entrance, stood a cask-style oven and a flat fryer, the former grilled crab shell cake, the latter used to make Shengjian, two different styles of snacks come together, complement each other. A rickshaw come and go, get down may be a all night newspaper editor, or a teacher which just after class. He order the crab shell cake and four Shengjian on the small stall, where the glass door of the restaurant has been opened, the waiter bent over, invite you to enter, a period of life of Shanghai bourgeoisie has began.

Crab shell cake

Crab shell cake