Project 365 – Day 229: Chinatown street sale
August 16 2012
On my way to Old Montreal at lunchtime to order some prints I passed through Chinatown where there was a small sales event along rue de la Gauchetière. With stalls set up selling all kinds of merchandise the narrow pedestrianized street was busier than normal.
Half way along I noticed this old guy sitting at a small table with a sign next to it advertising that his name was Tom Mon and he was a top ten future teller with 60 years of experience – I never realized there was a ranking of future tellers ;-)
This final image was disappointing in that not only the subject has his head down (the other shot I took had him with his eyes closed) but also the focus isn’t very crisp. I decided to post anyway because of the sign explaining what Dragon Beard Candy is:
“This unusual candy was once made only for the Emperors of China during state banquets. Dragons are a Chinese imperial symbol, and since the emperor’s candy resembles a long white beard, it came to be called dragon’s beard candy.
By turning this sugar dough into fine sugar threads, which are wrapped with ground peanuts, sesame, coconuts and chocolate, this delicious sweet is ready to be served.”
Sounded good and at only 0.75c or 4$ for a box of 6 seems good value – unfortunately I didn’t have any change on me, so may have to call back again tomorrow – and enjoy eating it while Tom Mon reveals what the future has in store for me :-/
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Thanks for stopping by. Until next time.