The same trip that I discovered Faloudeh from the Persian market, I also bought Sesame Pashmak — another traditional Iranian dessert made of sesame, sugar, pistachio and vanillin.
I loved the prominent sesame flavor in this dessert; and it was the texture that was really fun.
It reminded me of a traditional Chinese candy that I used to enjoy growing up called dragon beard candy, 龍鬚糖.
Dragon beard candy looked like a cocoon made of pulled super fine sugar strands.
Inside the candy, one would find finely chopped peanuts and sometimes coconut.
Having dragon beard candy was a textural journey of its own; and it was considered a culinary art of China.