Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Xian Persimmons

Persimmons in all forms are found on many a street corner in Xian come Autumn; fresh, dried and mixed into a pancake batter.

Huanggui persimmon pancakes are a Xian speciality designed to create a tasty desert out of the exotic fruit. The fruit is mixed with flour, walnuts, sugar and rose petals and then fried until golden brown on both sides.

We found the pancake to be tasty on the whole, with a faint hint of persimmon. Nevertheless, as most Chinese deserts go, it was a bit too chewy and we prefer to stay with the fruit.

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