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Aug 7, 2006 07:19 PM

Where to get the best Chinese almond cookies?

I'm looking for really good, fresh almond cookies (not the stuff that comes in boxes from the Chinese markets). Any suggestions? TIA.

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  1. pinkshch -- "...not the stuff...from the Chinese markets..." but we like the ones in the clear plastic clam box ($2.49) at 99 Ranch Market on their bakery rack. They sell several different kinds, but we like these (maybe 10 in the pack, with a fresh almond slice on top of each cookie) because there is nothing artificial in them. When fresh, they are crisp on the outside and chewy on the preservative taste!

    We always find them fresh on Saturday mornings. But if there is a better almond cookie "out there," I, too, want to know!

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    1. re: liu

      Thanks, liu. I didn't know that they sell almond cookies in the clear clam boxes. I was referring to the ones that come prepackaged in the pink box. I think it's "Twin Dragon" brand, or something like that. I definitely didn't want those. But these that you are describing sound pretty tempting!

      1. re: pinkshch

        "...the pink box." pinkshch -- naaaaah, I don't like those, either! But do give these a try -- but check the date on the label. Try one while you are pushing your cart through the sauce aisle because you might want a few boxes...if you like 'em! Let me know if -- in your quest -- you find something better!

    2. Depending on the quantity you are buying, you could order them from most Chinese bakeries in SGV.

      Try J.J Bakery or Diamond Bakery.

      1. Freshly baked on the premises:

        Amay's Bakery & Noodle Co
        Address: 837 E Commercial St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
        Phone: (213) 626-2713

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        1. i like the big chinese almond cookies at cantors (or many jewish delis) that have the chocolate center...cantors is full of slivered almonds and has a sweet/salty magic...