今日上海

海派美食

不得不说的上海传统小吃“海棠糕” - 2016年06月17日

The cake that dishes up tasty memories for the older generation

SHAPED like a begonia flower, haitang cake, with its red bean paste filling and white sugar topping, is a traditional snack popular among Shanghai’s older generation.

The cake tastes best when it is steaming hot out of a clay oven. The first bite is through crispy outer skin; the ensuing taste is smooth, hot red bean paste mixed with the lard oil.

To cook the cake requires a special mold shaped like a begonia. The batter, with lard, soybean paste, sugar and other ingredients a cook might prefer, is poured into the mold and baked in a clay oven until its crust turns a brownish red.

“I often decorate the cake with shredded dried fruits and nuts after it’s baked,” said Wang Jinlong, who has been making this old-fashioned snack on Qibao Old Street for more than 13 years. “And it does look just like a flowering begonia.”

Haitang cake is hard to find nowa­days in downtown centers. It is a strange concoction to young people.

“Ah, well, they have so many snack choices,” Wang said.

“They aren’t interested in haitang cake. Most of my customers are old people who remember the taste,” Wang added.

注册记者登录

 

 

记者点此免费注册 | 忘记密码

采访申请流程

06月08日 81121203 受理中
02月16日 81121167 已办结
01月26日 81121166 已办结

咨询申请流程

06月12日 18112145 已办结
05月12日 18112144 已办结
05月09日 18112143 已办结

查看全部 »

共性问题提示

Q: 问:如果想要迅速了解上海这座...
A: 答:请注册登陆本网站“今日上...
Q: 问:如果您想在上海进行采访,...
A: 答:(1) 请注册登陆本网站...
Q: 在哪里可以买到上海的地图?
A: 上海各大书店中均有出售,一些...