Delicious persimmon doughnuts (柿子饼), made from start to finish! A popular and traditional Xi an snack / dessert. This vendor was found in Xi an s Muslim Quarter, behind the Drum Tower.
Persimmon doughnuts are seasonal and are only made when the fruit is available in Autumn and Winter. The cakes are made from a persimmon dough and contain different fillings like rose jam, osmanthus, ground nuts, black sesame, and red bean paste. After being flattened and fried, the skin of the cake is crispy while the inside stays soft and chewy, an addictive combination.