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    Looking for emulsifier in Montreal

    Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:51 am
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    Hi I'm looking for cake/food emulsifier (ovalette or quick 75). I tried marche Hawai, but no luck. I'm trying a recipe for "steam cupcake" (also known as bolu kukus) and apparently I need to add emulsifier to help it open up and grow. I'm hoping to find one by this week so I can do some trial and error.

    Thank you for your help
    Elly in Canada
    Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:26 am Groupie
    I was looking on the internet and it is from Asia/China, check some of your local stores.
    I have never used it and did not know it existed!!! This link has some info as well as it says you can substitute sweetened condensed milk... take a look, hope it helps!
    Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:28 pm Groupie
    So I had to go look this up as I truly had never heard of it. This is what I found on a Singapore homecooking site

    It appears to me that mainly Singaporeans and Malaysians know what Ovalette is. They are always sold in clear, tacky plastic containers and can be purchased very cheaply (about S$3 to 4 a tub). It is commonly used in sponge cakes because it helps keep the batter airy. Just a small dollop will give you a very light and cottony soft cake.

    If you are wondering what it is made of, these are the ingredients on the label: Monoglyceride, Polyglycerol, Polysorbate, Sorbitol, Propylene Glycol, Tartrazine and Water. In summary, it's an emulsifier.
    Wed Feb 20, 2013 8:31 pm Groupie
    Now I see its from the same site that Elly sent you to, oh well great to post the pic and info here.
    Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:22 pm Groupie
    I sent a message to a couple gals in Montreal to see if they can help you icon_smile.gif
    Lorrie in Montreal
    Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:31 pm Groupie
    I'm thinking if you want the real thing , take a trip to Chinatown, or there are a few good Asian Grocers on St. Catherine st.
    Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:00 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    Hi, thanks for the replies.

    I did went to Chinatown and it's a bit confusing to know which stores would have it. They don't really specify if they sell tools or food items too. That's why I went online to see if anyone know a specific place. I tried G market (it has "G" label in the store title) and it was a smaller version of marche hawaii, but no luck.

    Can you be more specific of which stores in St.Catherine are Asian? I don't mind searching a radius of 2-3 blocks, but searching for the entire street seems excessive
    Elly in Canada
    Thu Feb 21, 2013 7:55 pm Groupie
    Why don't you go into an Asian grocery store and see if they have it. it seems to be widely used by bakeries for making sponge cakes, swiss rolls etc...OR go to a Chinese bakeshop and ask if they will sell you a small amount?? Last resort use condensed milk or cream of tartar as the suggested substitute!! icon_biggrin.gif
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