This peddler cries –
“Feng kao lai, ai wo wo” or “Here come the rice cakes and sweet balls!”
These peddlers are Mohammedan – why, no one seems to know except that it is the custom. They carry a wooden tray slung in front of them by means of a sling around the neck. They sell two kinds of cakes – “feng kao” and “ai wo wo”. The “feng kao” is made of rice flour and made into a large cake about fourteen inches in diameter and two inches thick. This is cut into slice which sell for about two big coppers a cut. The cake is white or red according to whether white or red sugar is used in making.
The “ai wo wo” is made from rice flour formed into a ball about the size of a chestnut, with some sugar in the center. It is eaten cold and is a great favourite with the children.
This peddler not only has his call but also hits a castanet like object with a stick: “ta hsiao pang tzu”.