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Oct 21, 2013 01:13 PM

Candied ginger with powdered sugar?

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?

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

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      1. re: LATrapp

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

      2. 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. 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.