A Spoonful of Sugar

Pictures do not serve the art form of drawing characters with caramel justice. This video gets a little bit closer though, and also explains the process more clearly. What happens is an artist trained in this skill takes a ladle of melted caramel, and creates a beautiful animal: generally an animal of the traditional Chinese zodiac, and sometimes other creatures of interest like phoenixes. The customer can then take it home and admire it for a few days or elect to eat it right there.

My siblings tried to save their creations for at least a few days, but ultimately gave in and ate it later that evening. I guess our stomach speaks more strongly than our eyes. DSC_0214 DSC_0428 DSC_0434