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Fermented black beans

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I am in a quixotic quest to cook without food products imported from China. This poses problems, especially when cooking Chinese food!

Does anybody know how to ferment black beans at home? It doesn't seem like it should be that difficult, but I can't find any instructions to do this on the Internet.

Of course, that still will leave no solution for Xiaoshing wine, oyster sauce, etc...

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  1. I don't know if this site will help or not, but you can give it a try - there are quite a few fermentation links from the link page there.

    http://www.wildfermentation.com/

    1. Here's the first page I looked at, based on a google search
      http://www.ochef.com/3.htm

      1. A dry sherry wine is a good substitute for xiaoshing wine.

        You can also make your own oyster sauce. Or get one made in Thailand ( http://importfood.com/sama3001.html ).