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Jun 20, 2008 10:58 AM
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Chinese rice wine with no added salt

I've been looking everywhere (in the NY area) for unseasoned Chinese rice wine, to be used for cooking... All of the ones I found so far contain 1.5% sodium.

Does anyone know where I can purchase unseasoned Chinese rice wine, either online or in the NYC area? (I know that this product exists, because it is available in Los Angeles.)

Thanks!

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          1. In LA, you can buy liquor from sidewalk lemonade stands, too! Well, not quite, but California alcohol laws are very different than NY's. Here, the only alcohol that can be sold outside of wine/liquor stores is beer. (And "of course," wine/liquor stores can't sell beer. :) )

            It used to be sold illegally (possibly innocently) at several Chinatown grocery stores but these days I think a liquor store in Chinatown may be your only bet; it's certainly the best one though I don't know which stores have a better selection than others.