Tuesday, September 16, 2008


Sachima is a found in many Chinese-speaking regions. Each regional cuisine has its own slightly different variation of this food, though the appearance of all versions is essentially the same.


In , ''sachima'' is a sweet snack. It mainly consists of flour, butter, and rock sugar or rock candy. It is now popular in mainland China among children and adults.


The pastry version of ''sachima'' is very sweet. It is also made of essentially the same ingredients as the other varieties of ''sachima''. It is often sprinkled with dried coconut. The Cantonese variety of ''sachima'' ranges from chewy to hard in texture. Most Chinatowns offer the Cantonese style of the pastry. It is commonly found in Hong Kong.


Many of the Fujian distribution companies manufacture packaged versions of Sachima. This version has sesame and is made of wheat flour, vegetable oil, , milk, granular sugar, and malt sugar. The taste is comparatively plain compared to the more sweetened Cantonese version.

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