The Most Delicate Candy

Whilst wandering through the ancient town of Hoi An at dusk, we came across a street vendor making Banh Kien To. Before our eyes he stretched tough toffee into fine strands and sandwiched it between wafers for an afternoon sweet treat.Banh Kien To

The making of Banh Kien To

Roughly translated, Banh Kien To means ant string candy, but perhaps it would make more sense as spider web candy. Either way, you get the sense of how delicate this traditional sweet is.