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Candied ginger with powdered sugar?

hannahenenbach Oct 21, 2013 01:13 PM

Anyone know where I can find a particular kind of candied (crystallized) ginger that uses powdered sugar instead of regular, large-crystalled sugar on the outside? I've only seen it in Asia (China, Malaysia, and Vietnam), and I think they might sometimes add licorice to it as well.

I imagine some Asian market has it, but the question is, which one?

  1. boogiebaby Oct 21, 2013 01:22 PM

    They don't use powdered sugar, per se, but rather a finer grind of crystalized sugar. You can get it at any market -- I usually pick it up from 99 Ranch, or SG Superstore.

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    1. re: boogiebaby
      hannahenenbach Oct 21, 2013 01:28 PM

      Oh thanks, that's good to know!

    2. LATrapp Oct 21, 2013 11:00 PM

      Are you looking for cubes or the strips. Will keep an eye out.

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      1. re: LATrapp
        hannahenenbach Oct 21, 2013 11:14 PM

        Hypothetically either, but the strips are what I had pictured in mind.

      2. j
        Jerome Oct 22, 2013 12:01 AM

        I tend to buy th ginger at cost plus. Also Cambridge market at whitsett and Burbank blvd has candied ginger I think without any external sugar. You could just roll the pieces in confectioners sugar if you like.

        1. aching Oct 22, 2013 05:05 PM

          If it's just for snacking, you might try Trader Joe's Ginger Chews. They are dusted in powdered sugar and have a really nice, spicy ginger flavor - but they're chewy, not the texture of real candied ginger.

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