A food scene from Dragonwings by Laurence Yep (HarperTrophy, 1977):
There were men in long narrow stalls set against the sides of buildings who sold toys and different candies--one a type of sweet but hot-tasting, candied ginger that was a bright orange-red in color. There were dried fruits that you could buy--sweet, semi-sweet, or salty. These you sucked inside your mouth till all the flavor was gone, and then you stripped the moistened meat away from the seed. There were apricot candies pressed flat into wafers; thin, white, curled strips of coconut candy; several kinds of disclike rice cookies; and so on.