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Shaoxing Wine [split from Quebec board]

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Shaoxing wine has a very distinct aroma. I used to use sherry for Chinese cooking, but now that I'm using Shoaxing wine there's no going back.

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  1. Just wondering if, as a Canadian, you have ever tried cooking with the unsalted version? I'm asking because I don't think you'd be so pleased with the results if you had.

    Of all my complaints about Canada, this one right now ranks number one. I shouldn't have to pay a sin tax on my sinfully good triple-soy sake braised pork.

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    1. re: unburnt

      Now that this thread has been split off, I think it deserves a link to two nice posts about Shaoxing wine,
      http://www.chevsky.com/2009/12/shaoxi...
      and its sequel
      http://www.chevsky.com/2009/12/shaoxi...

      I should also qualify my complaint: it's Quebec, not all of Canada, that is frustrating me.

      1. re: unburnt

        unburnt, how much should I be paying for the Shaoxing wine in that little round green jug in your first blog post? I've found some here in Barcelona, but it's 11€ a bottle.

        1. re: SnackHappy

          Sorry, SnackHappy, that's not my blog. 11€ a bottle sounds a bit much for anything except for the very special stuff, based on the prices in his second post.