Sahlep, Salep, Saloop, Sahleb, Sachlav?
So we went to this hookah lounge in Astoria, Layali Beirut, and I had this warm milk-based drink. It was thick and sweet, and topped with chopped pistachios, some kind of spices, and had raisins inside. You can "drink" it with a spoon. The stuff is amazing! It's spelled "sahlep" on the menu.
I've been looking it up online, and apparently it's made with a powder of ground-up orchid roots.
So my question is two-fold:
1. Does anybody know of a reliably good recipe for the stuff?
2. Where can the powder be gotten?
Sorry, didn't mean to post this twice.