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Maltose Chinese Sweetener

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dhandley Apr 23, 2011 04:36 AM

I would like to buy some maltose sweetener to make the maltose-glazed spareribs in Barbara Tropp's China Moon cookbook. She describes it as an "impossibly sticky Chinese sweetener available in small plastic tubs". Does anyone know of an online source?

  1. paulj Apr 23, 2011 10:32 AM

    I bought some based on a Tropp description. It wasn't hard to find at a large Asian grocery (99Ranch). It was quite cheap (just a few dollars). I haven't looked on line.

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      zfalcon May 5, 2011 05:28 PM

      I don't know offhand where you can buy this online, but it comes in a short white plastic jar with an orange top which you can find in most Asian grocers.

      Otherwise, you can use molasses as a substitute or even honey.

      1. Zeldog May 9, 2011 06:19 PM

        Might be the same thing as malt syrup, which also is impossibly sticky (but comes in a jar). Hard to find in supermarkets, but usually available in healthy food stores, Whole Foods, etc. I never thought of using it for a glaze but that sounds like an excellent idea.

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          Ummm May 9, 2011 06:22 PM

          Looks like this: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-7NKikLYo4AY...

          You can usually get them at asian grocery store.

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