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Dragon Beard Candy - Avail in the Bay Area?

I was told not to mention a specific brand, so please just tell me if any bay area markets or confectionaries serve this treat.

thanks.

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  1. I don't know if there are brands. The only time I see them are in carts outside of Ranch 99 or other Asian markets, where an old man (it's always an old man) makes them by hand. Have not noticed any recently.

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    1. re: PeterL

      you have a specific ranch 99 location?

      thanks.

    2. I did a little search because I was very curious- Deluxe Market in China Town is suppose to carry some.

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      1. re: Lori SF

        my google talents have failed me, do you have a address or cross streets? thanks.

        1. re: Lori SF

          sorry this is in NYC china town my mistake.. we are not very helpful. May check out Clement Street Markets or China Town in San Francisco. Maybe one of the bakeries will know.

        2. i've seen them making this at koi palace in daly city. it was my only time there, so i'm not sure if it's a regular thing or a special occasion. :)

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          1. re: stuckinschool

            i also saw it at kp a couple weeks ago, on a saturday.

          2. Thread from a year or two ago produced no hits from the Bay Area, with posters saying they thought they saw some in the San Gabriel Valley. But nobody had any specific information on where it might be down there, either. Only place I've seen it recently was Vancouver.

            1. The prepackaged stuff`is probably not quite the same as the hand-made Dragon Beard Candy, which seems to have a short half-life. The only place I've seen it being made was in a dedicated storefront in Montreal's Chinatown, on R. de la Gauchetierre.