Slab sugar is a type of rock sugar which is a traditional Chinese sweetener that comes in a variety of colors ranging from white to dark yellow. Slab sugar is more flavorful than rock sugar with an earthy molasses-like flavor. Its consistent shape makes portioning it very convenient and easy. Slab sugar is used in both sweet and savory foods to add texture, gloss, and flavor. It is the preferred sweetener for foods such as bird's nest, braised meats, and traditional teas such as chrysanthemum and pu-erh.
Uses: Chop slab sugar into smaller pieces for immediate use or add whole into long cooking dishes such as soups and braises. It will add a mild, nuanced sweetness, and attractive appearance to your dishes.