Tiaotou cake and mint cake 条头糕、薄荷糕
Tiaotou cakes and mint cakes
People all over China like Shanghai’s specialty cakes. Tiaotou cake, mint cake and double-filling cake are the most popular choices among a wide variety in Shanghai. Mint cakes are made of sticky rice flour mixed with mint, taste of which helps locals fend off the summer heat. The Tiaotou cake is made of rice flour mixed with bean paste, garnished with dried rose petals at the top. The cake is soft in the mouth and moderately sweet.