Foshan's Manggong Cake aka blind-man biscuit

Updated:2017-11-25 16:07:08 Source:

Manggong Cake (literally blind-man biscuit) is a speciality of Foshan city in Guangdong Province, China. It’s a traditional biscuit (despite officially named as cake) made of ground nuts and sesame seeds, first created in 1800 by a blind fortune teller, hence the name.

Manggong Cake

Manggong Cake

The Manggong Cake is a popular souvenir for foreigners who visit Foshan or Guangdong, and the most well known brand is Heji (pictures above).

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