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Jun 8, 2009 06:58 PM

Where to buy Shaoxing rice wine?

I'm looking to try my hand at some Sichuan recipes, but I'm not sure where I can buy Shaoxing rice wine as called for in the recipe. I tried my best to look around in Chinatown, but didn't find it in the area immediately near the gate. Does anyone know where I can get some in/near Boston, and if so, any brands you would recommend or avoid?

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  1. Any Chinese grocery has it; C-Marts in Chinatown...

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    1. re: galleygirl

      Push comes to shove you can just use dry sherry instead.

    2. as galley girl suggested, C-Mart...or Super 88.

      1. They're definitely in the Chinatown grocery stores. I usually see them in the sauce sections, where they sell soy sauce, oyster sauce, and vinegars, etc.

        1. any asian market should have it. try c-mart, super 88, or ming's supermarket. i've always used pagoda brand with great success

          1. Yes, all Chinese markets carry it....and note that many of the glass bottled kinds are used mainly for cooking, but you can get some which are also suitable for drinking. There's one in particular I use, it comes in a brown ceramic jar with a red ribbon on top, and is very good for both. no English name or writing on it though.