WHAT IS IT?
Chinese yellow rock sugar is lumps of crystallized sugar made from unprocessed sugar cane. It has a yellow tinge to it and is often used in Asian cooking.
HOW IS IT USED?
Rock sugar lumps can be up to 3cm x 3cm in size and need to be smashed to be broken up into smaller pieces to be used. It is most commonly used in Chinese desserts, soups, marinades and tea.
When used in marinades and sauces, it can also impart a nice shiny sheen to the food.
WHERE DO I FIND IT?
You can typically find these at Asian supermarkets.
If they are difficult to find locally, you can purchase it online as well.
Rock sugar is less sweet that granulated sugar, but it has no distinct flavour to it besides being sweet but it is great at lightly sweetening teas without an over powering sweetness.
Dry and large in size. Don’t be fooled by the large crystallize appearance, it’s actually quite mild in sweetness 🙂
Once opened, this can be stored in a well sealed container or ziplock bag in a dry cool place.
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