I am not sure why Chinese almonds and the normal almonds we eat are totally different. The regular almonds are nutty and good while the Chinese almonds smell like cockroach!
Oh well, at least that’s how I think it smells. However, it is extremely nice to slurp a hot bowl of sweet almond soup with cruelers or yau char koay. Not everyone has the ability to do that though. My dear hubby loves it. And he somehow influenced me. One of my son too like it. But the other sons will run helter skelter and scream murder if they should smell it.
To find the best sweet almond dessert, go to either New Lane or Kimberly Street. These are the only two places worth trying. The one we make at home just don’t quite have the same taste.