Sweet bites in Shanghai
( chinadaily.com.cn )
Tiaotou cake (条头糕)
Tiaotou cake wrapped with desiccated coconut is popular in Shanghai.
Tiaotou cake is made from red bean paste and glutinous rice, which perfectly complement one another. Another local favorite, tiaotou cake presents a chewy taste with a tender sweetness that lingers on the tongue. Natives also prefer to sample the cakes with osmanthus honey and desiccated coconut.