01
Jun
09

Almond float from China Garden, Rosslyn

Almond float. Ask for it by name.

Almond float. Ask for it by name.

This is not a pretty almond float. It is, however, a tasty one. I ordered it during dim sum at China Garden (It’s not one of the dishes available from the roaming carts. Just ask one of the waitstaff and it’ll magically appear from the kitchen).

Almond float’s a pretty simple concept: almond extract + fruit cocktail + agar agar (the white, gelatinous substance you see in the photo that’s made of seaweed). My mom would sometimes make this for dinner parties. Unlike other Chinese desserts, which either (1) don’t exist, or (2) are weighed down with dense bean paste, this one’s light and refreshing.

http://www.chinagardenva.com/

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