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soopergirl Dec 22, 2007 08:31 PM

I saw Chinese or Japanese drinking rice vinegars at the local Asian market, then I tried the apple flavored one in a cocktail at a bar (in PDX). They are fabulous.
We now drink them(love the apple, lemon, and pineapple flavors) in cocktails or just mixed with seltzer. I am wondering if anyone knows more about these flavored vinegars. They are sorta like syrups, but with a fruit and vinegar kick.
Are they good for me? (I have heard vinegar is good for heartburn, etc.)
Are they Japanese or Chinese?
Any other ideas for drinking them?
Anyone else love them?

  1. liu Dec 23, 2007 12:55 PM

    Hello, soopergirl!

    I love a blackberry vinegar that I purchase in a Korean Market in Southern California. It is in a large-ish plastic bottle and it is a Korean product. Unfortunately, the entire bottle is in Korean, so I can not give you a brand name.

    I was instructed to pour 1:4 ratio, so I pour a few ounces into a 16 ounce water bottle and sometimes take it to the gym -- very cold -- for a flavored water! Mine is not at all syrupy or very sweet, so I suspect it has a low calorie count. I also heard that it is good for digestion...but too much is not good for our teeth (rinse after drinking, perhaps).

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