Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Street Food: Yu Mi Xiang

As you can probably tell from the majority of my posts, I like food a lot. Talking about food, thinking about food, and of course, eating food. And in a place like Shanghai, there are always interesting treasures to be found. Take Sunday for example. Matthew and I were out wondering around the former French Concession when we decided to grab some ice cream from one of the many convenience stores along the way. And that is where we found this gem, Yu Mi Xiang or Fragrant Corn.
 This popsicle consisted of vanilla ice cream coated in a corn shaped wafer

The verdict? Well, we still aren't sure. The ice cream was rich and tasty but there was a distinct corn flavor to the entire treat which we both found a bit unsettling. And yet, in a place where frozen mung beans are considered dessert, this wasn't the worst dessert we have tried. Not even close.

1 comment:

  1. Oh! Have you had the little corn dough things? I got them at the Lotus Market (I think it's a chain? It's like a department/grocery store, like a Tesco), right by the checkout. It was a machine that you could watch squirt dough into these corn-shaped molds which would bake them, but they would still be a little creamy in the middle. Only a hint of corn flavor but sweet. So good!


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