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Shaoxing wine substitute

  • Musie Jan 26, 2013 04:48 PM
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I'm planning on making a stir fried ginger beef this week. The recipe calls for shaoxing wine in both the beef marinade and the stir fry sauce. I can't find this ingredient in my area. We have no specialty stores to check in either (although, I will be looking in Bulk Barn tomorrow as a last hope).

What can I use as a substitute?

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  1. See this thread http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/743840
    Any rice wine or dry sherry.

    1. can you find sake?

      1. Your best sub is Sherry, medium dryness.

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        1. re: chefj


        2. I heard Sherry is a good substitute. However, you can often use Chinese rice wine for substitution. Chinese rice wine won't taste the same, but traditionally many Chinese use it a milder version.

          1. Just use a dry white wine. You're not going to notice the difference.