TikTok Food: Tangulu

By: Jazmine Halawa and Elizabeth Troyer

Tangulu is a sweet and crunchy Chinese street food made with strawberries and sugar. Popular in northern China, the hard crunchy sugar shell around the strawberry sets it apart from other soft-shelled sugar treats. 

Recipe:

Credit: @audreysaurus

  • 15 Strawberries
  • 15 Skewers
  • 2 cups of Sugar 
  • 1 cup of water
  • Candy thermometer
  • Pot or pan
  • Parchment paper

Steps:

  1. Wash and dry strawberries thoroughly.
  2. Insert skewers into top of strawberries.
  3. Add sugar and water into a pot.
  4. Bring to a boil and insert candy thermometer (no need to stir).
  5. Once the thermometer displays 300 degrees F, turn off heat.
  6. Carefully dip strawberries in the mixture and set on parchment paper to harden (they should harden quickly if sugar has been correctly prepared)

Video:

how to make tangulu

4 thoughts on “TikTok Food: Tangulu

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  1. #1 It’s spelled “tanghulu” not “tangulu”.
    #2 The description “made with strawberries” is false. Traditionally tanghulu is made with a fruit called Crataegus pinnatifida also known as hawberry. Nowadays however you’ll see tanghulu made with all different kinds of fruit from grapes to orange slices.

  2. #1 It’s spelled tanghulu not tangulu.
    #2 The description “made with strawberries” is partially false. Traditionally tanghulu is made from Crataegus pinnatifida aka hawberry. Nowadays however it is made with a variety of fruit ranging from grapes to orange slices.

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