Hangzhou street vendors are now selling sugar cane, a little like New York vendors sell chestnuts this time of year. In a couple of minutes a vendor will peel and cut the cane into 6 inch pieces and stuff in a plastic bag. You bite off chunks, suck the juice, and spit out (don’t swallow!) the pulp. Or, if you can wait til you get home, boil it with pears apples and raisins. Yum.