Shaoxing wine: version with no salt?
Posted 31 May 2012 - 05:46 AM
Why add extra salt if you dont have to?
Posted 31 May 2012 - 06:08 AM
The good stuff is in the liquor stores. Since you're in Boston, they carry several decent brands of drinking-quality unsalted shaoxing at Truong Thanh (I have to buy my Shaoxing in MA, since the NH Liquor people don't seem to approve any shaoxing for retail sale). Pagoda is the one I prefer for cooking.
As an aside, it can be hard to find some of the stuff at Truong Thanh, but when confused I've just shown them a picture of what I was looking for.
Posted 31 May 2012 - 07:28 AM
Posted 31 May 2012 - 08:19 AM
Posted 01 June 2012 - 03:46 AM
Here in China, where they certainly don't salt the stuff, prices vary widely depending on quality. Lower end cooking quality is very cheap (around $1 US for 500 ml), but prices rise dramatically at the intended-for-drinking end.
I usually buy something around $4. I never drink the stuff.
I'm guessing, but I don't know, that stuff imported to the US to be sold in licenced liquor places will display similar price differences.