Saturday, May 2, 2009

Chinese Bingtang Hulu

While waiting for a cab outside Yue Hwa emporium in Chinatown Singapore, I saw a little cute clay figurine of a Chinese boy in the window display and I just had to get it.

He was enjoying a moment with his bingtang hulu. These are candied hawthorn fruits on a skewer and are popular Chinese snacks in China

The little Chinese kid was also wearing a little cape which showed the face of a lion. Based on tradition, this was important for warding off evil spirits which can make a child sickly.

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