- Type of confectionary composed of large sugar crystals compiled together
- Rock sugar comes in a variety of colours such as varying tones of yellow of clear (as pictured above)
- It is more natural and not as sweet as granulated sugar
- Often used in Chinese desserts
How do I prepare it?
- Preparation is not needed, simply use as is out of the bag
- You may need to break it up into smaller pieces
Where can I buy this?
- In any supermarket, they come prepackaged in bags
- You can also purchase this from wet marts in Hong Kong in bulk
What is the cost?
- You can purchase this for around $15 – $20 CAD / pound
- Rock sugar is said to be a healthier substitute for granulated, processed sugar
- It is more natural than refined sugar
- Over consumption can lead to fatigue and imbalance of sugar in the blood and potentially cause diabetes
- Use sugar in moderation
Our family’s concept of healthy and delicious soups excludes sugar. I never put sugar into my soups as there is enough from the dried fruit that you’re using as your soup base. This is required if you are boiling a sweet soup – that I call dessert.