Chinese Favorite Gone Global: What Makes Chan Pui Mui a Universal Treat
The fleshy and flavorful preserved plums Chan Pui Mui continues to delight kids and kids-at-heart around the world. The Chinese treat is famous for being the individually wrapped plums sold in packs along the streets of Chinatown. The classic delicacy attracts people of different races and ages for many reasons.
Chan Pui Mui Has A Satisfying Blend of Flavors
Each preserved plum is bound to awaken your taste buds, thanks to its surprising mixture of sweet, salty and sour flavors. It comes with a matching mouthwatering aroma.
The natural plum taste and smell stand out from the get-go, but the orange peel used in its preparation adds a delectable amount of zest to the snack. Salt and citric acid ensure the salty and tangy aspects in each preserve. Contrasting the plum’s innate sourness is white sugar and licorice. Licorice also contributes to the snack’s pleasant aroma.
Plums are well-loved for having relatively lower calories compared to other fruits. This makes it more enjoyable to munch a pack of preserved plums during cheat days. In most days, a handful of the preserves is enough for your daily dose of natural sugar.
Moreover, preserved plums are also rich in vitamins and minerals. Each bite can supply you with vitamins A, C, and K. It gives magnesium, copper and potassium as well. You can also get trace amounts of magnesium, phosphorus and B vitamins.
A Taste of Tradition
The white wrapper used for each piece in Chan Pui Mui contains Chinese characters. The same goes for the plastic-made pack that secures the freshness of the snack.
But what makes it more remarkable is the traditional methods used in its production. The plums are ripened as naturally as possible. The flawless ones are selected to undergo meticulous preservation method. It doesn’t get seeded along the way because it wasn’t part of the traditional preparation.
In the past, preserving plums was intended to make the food last longer and to have something to munch on when unpleasant seasons strike. These days, Chan Pui Mui is a dependable snack for all seasons. Just watch out for the seed in each preserve.
- Ingredients: plum
- white sugar
- salt, citric acid,
- orange peel