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Almond Dew?

reedmangler Jun 12, 2010 10:28 AM

Couldn't resist buying a bottle of Almond Dew during my last trip to the Asian market. Anyone know what to do with it?

  1. buttertart Jun 14, 2010 06:39 AM

    If it's the thickish white stuff you can dilute it with water for a tasty drink - usually drunk hot in the winter. I've only ever seen the powdered stuff, what brand is yours?

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    1. re: buttertart
      reedmangler Nov 12, 2010 09:26 AM

      It's a clear liquid--can't tell the brand name because the label is written entirely in Asian characters.

      1. re: reedmangler
        buttertart Nov 12, 2010 09:29 AM

        Post a photo, I read Chinese.

        1. re: buttertart
          reedmangler Nov 12, 2010 12:01 PM

          Anything you can tell me would be great!

           
           
          1. re: reedmangler
            buttertart Nov 12, 2010 12:18 PM

            Seems to be the liquid version of what I used to buy powdered. I'll look in a Chinese market this weekend and see if I can find it. The instructions on the back are a bit blurry.

            1. re: buttertart
              reedmangler Nov 12, 2010 12:25 PM

              Yeah--sorry about that--my camera is a bit on the 'outdated' side.

              Conversely, I am going to try to find the powdered kind in my market :)

              1. re: reedmangler
                buttertart Nov 12, 2010 12:27 PM

                The powdered one is nice, it makes a thickish drink. Very almondy. I'm thinking because this has almond oil in it it will be cloudy when diluted (like ouzo).

                1. re: buttertart
                  reedmangler Nov 12, 2010 12:53 PM

                  I've been thinking of making a cocktail with it--maybe with some Calvados or other brandy. I'm just afraid to open it as I don't know how long it will keep once it's open. And I also fear that I will not be able to find it again at the market.

                  1. re: reedmangler
                    buttertart Nov 13, 2010 07:26 AM

                    Ingredients are stable, I should think, I'd chance it. Was it with the drink powders and whatnot?

                    1. re: reedmangler
                      Tripeler Nov 13, 2010 06:23 PM

                      After you open it, it keeps for years. That was my experience.

                  2. re: reedmangler
                    buttertart Nov 16, 2010 06:41 AM

                    I was in a midsized Chinese market this weekend and didn't see either. :(

                    1. re: buttertart
                      reedmangler Nov 19, 2010 08:35 AM

                      Well that's a bummer! I'm thinking of using some in my Thanksgiving cocktails. Oh--I can't remember in which section I found it. Maybe by the vinegars?

                      1. re: reedmangler
                        buttertart Nov 19, 2010 08:49 AM

                        I'll keep an eye out.

        2. Tripeler Jun 12, 2010 08:51 PM

          I believe it is used to make the soft Annin-doufu dessert of almond milk flavored tofu.

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          1. re: Tripeler
            reedmangler Nov 12, 2010 09:24 AM

            Thanks--I'll Google that!

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