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Taste of Tianjin (2)

By Wang Yuke (China Daily)

14:30, April 22, 2013

Guishunzhai, the Hui ethnic pastry store, has several outlets around Tianjin. (China Daily/Wang Yuke)

Here are some recommendations from Tianjin locals.

Baipi ("white skin"): A very traditional Guishunzhai

As its name implies, Baipi has a milky colored (but tasteless) skin. On its one flat surface, Chinese characters carrying auspicious meaning are exquisitely inked in red.

One note of caution: Hold or bite the nugget with care or you might disgrace yourself - the sheet like flakes of pastry fall off vigorously.

But as you sink your teeth into the core, a dollop of sweet stuffing tucked away comes as a pleasant surprise. Optional flavors range from mashed dates, red beans and salty nuts to rose and hawthorn.

Dates are peeled and perfectly mashed so that the grainy flesh is hardly noticed. What you get is a thick, silky texture and an aura of dates that overwhelms your mouth and nose.

Misandao ("honey three cuts"): A timeless offering

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