Chinese crullers or better known as Yau Char Kwai in Cantonese or You Tiao in Mandarin by the locals, is a long double strips of dough connected in the middle which is deep fried till it's golden brown. If you are interested in knowing it's history and origin, you can look in Wikipedia here. It's quite interesting.
What defines a good you tiao or yau char kwai? Well, my definition is that it must be soft and fluffy in the inside and crispy in the outside. Also the taste and aroma also important.
One of the famous You Tiao in Melaka is the one in Jalan Bendahara, Melaka which is located along the road heading to Dutch Square. Some locals nicknamed the you tiao here as 'Emas' which means gold. The perfected golden brown color of a deep fried You Tiao might be the reason and the aroma is just unforgettable. The texture is not soft but a little chewy. But its this is definately a must try!