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where can I buy maltose syrup in manhattan?

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ak165 Nov 5, 2012 09:57 PM

I've been to hong kong supermarket in chinatown, h mart on 32nd and other supermarkets trying to find maltose syrup and I cannot find it anywhere! Has anyone had any luck finding it? I want it to make char sui bbq pork. I've tried using honey but its just not the same. I also bought some powdered maltose on ebay (which i'm awaiting and not quite sure how to incorporate it) but would love to buy some cheap maltose syrup somewhere

 
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    MikeG RE: ak165 Nov 6, 2012 12:39 AM

    I'm surprised you didn't find it at Hong Kong supermarket.

    Try Tan Tin Hun, a fairly large Vietnamese grocery store on the east side of the Bowery, a little below Grand St.

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      arepo RE: MikeG Nov 6, 2012 07:40 AM

      I may be showing my ignorance, but isn't maltose (or dextrimaltose) the main ingredient in Karo syrup?

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        MikeG RE: arepo Nov 6, 2012 12:03 PM

        If you're asking me about the Karo, I don't know. Superficially they seem like different products even if Karo does contain maltose. Chinese maltose syrup is so thick you have to warm it up just to be able to dig it out of the container with a spoon, never mind pouring it. Whether that bespeaks a different composition, though, or just a higher total concentration of sugar, I don't know.

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          arepo RE: MikeG Nov 6, 2012 03:33 PM

          Thanks Mike.

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