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  kanom koh

 

Thailand

Kanom koh, a typical Chinese wedding candy, in Bangkok's Chinatown. This kind of candy is made mainly from sticky rice powder and sugar, and often made into a specific form, such as these fish,  a Chinese symbol for excess or surplus. Originally it is white (fig.), but sometimes a colour is added. Often the used food colouring is red, the colour associated with Chinese weddings and a symbol for wealth, good luck, beauty and purity, but which makes the outcome rather pinkish.