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Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets

Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets

By Darra Goldstein

Published 2015

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In the areas of China’s Yunnan province that border Laos and Burma, as in Laos and the northern hill areas of Burma, the primary sweet is fruit (bananas, papayas, litchis, etc.). In addition, sticky rice sweetened with crude cane sugar or white sugar, or pounded to a paste, grilled, and drizzled with liquid sugar, is a favorite sweet treat, especially in the morning. Fritters made of wheat flour or rice flour, sugar, and often sweet corn are a common mid-afternoon sweet sold by street vendors.