Singapore's Authentic Dragon’s Beard Candies

Legend has it that Dragon’s Beard Candies were only meant for the Emperor’s gastronomic pleasures. The authentic recipe of this almost lost craft, was handed down only via words of mouth. Hence, this delicacy remains as an isolated and rare treat only at special occasions and festivals.

Despite its elusiveness, folks in Singapore have the privilege of savoring this delicacy regularly since 1988. Those in the loop would be aware of the home-grown brand Singapore Dragon's Beard and its iconic late Auntie Lili. She had obtained the handed down recipe from a distant relative, who had worked in the kitchen of the imperial palace during the Qing Dynasty.

Today, continuing the trade of making these 100% malt dragon’s beard are Aunty Lili’s relatives: Roger and Elaine Poon. Together, they have taken it upon themselves to revitalize this time-tested delicacy and bring its shopfront out of its former premise of Marine Parade’s Roxy Square to reach more fans.

On 1st September 2019, they partnered with Renew Cafe (located within SAFRA Tampines) to continue offering their authentic 100% malt Dragon’s Beard Candy. Aside from individual packet purchases of these thumb sized Dragon’s Beard delicacies, guests will also be able to pair Renew’s wholesome snacks, coffee and tea — the duality of east and west, ancient and contemporary, both as authentic as it can get!

Mark a date for an afternoon of delicacies at Renew Cafe in SAFRA Tampines now! (Address: SAFRA Tampines, 1A Tampines St 92, #01-15)

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Featured on Singapore's National Broadcasting Network, Mediacorp Channel 8

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An interview by Great Big Story (launched by CNN)

Singapore Dragon's Beard Candies is honored to be selected by Great Big Story to be featured in one of their video series, Flavours. Check out the video below.

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Singapore Dragon's Beard Candy is honoured to be interviewed and included by in their RED DOT STORIES* campaign.

*irememberSG is the official companion blog to the portal by the Singapore Memory Project. The nation-wide Singapore Memory Project was started in 2011 to collect, preserve and provide access to memories and stories related to Singapore.

The article shares with us the history of Singapore’s original Dragon’s Beard Candy, how the late Aunty Lili Ho perfected her unique recipe to become Singapore’s first female Dragon’s Beard Candy Master, and how her cousins, Roger and Elaine Poon evolved the business and tradition. Click on the link below to read the article.

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