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Gourmet Taste Shaoxing Cooking Wine

If you've never tried Shaoxing wine before, you'll want to start adding it to all your Asian-inspired recipes! This Chinese cooking wine is a fermented rice wine used in many traditional dishes. Using this variety of huangjiu, aka traditional fermented rice wine, adds a sweet, vinegary taste. You can use Shaoxing for anything from marinades to dumpling filling.

Common Allergens: Wheat. May also contain: Alcohol.

What Are The Different Types of Asian Cooking Wines?

Sake is a clear, dry alcoholic Japanese rice wine, also drunk as a beverage. Shaoxing wine is an amber-colored Chinese rice wine. Shaoxing is rich in both protein and flavor, and has a strong umami depth. Mirin is a sweet, clear Japanese rice wine. Michiu is the Chinese version of fermented rice wine, with a stronger taste than mirin. 

How To Cook With Asian Wines

Cooking wine is primarily used to reduce or remove greasiness from any heavy dishes like meat or fish. As the alcohol present in the cooking wine reaches a sufficient heat, it’ll begin to boil, and when the alcohol evaporates, it takes the unpleasant smells with it. 

Cooking wine can also help to tenderize meat. The acids present in the rice wine penetrate the meat’s tissue and break a little of it down, which results in a tastier and more tender bite.