Shaoxing (also spelled shao shing) rice wine is an immensely popular form of huangjiu which is a type of Chinese traditional rice wine. Shaoxing originates from the region of the same name in Zhejiang province of eastern China. This rice wine is fragrant and aromatic and is used to add flavor to a plethora of cooked dishes and recipes. Shaoxing rice wine can be used in marinades, braises, and steamed dishes to reduce unwanted gamey or fishy flavors and enhance final flavor. White rice wine is a another type of traditional cooking wine with a cleaner flavor.
Uses: Use rice wine as the base for braises to create dishes with deep and memorable flavor. Add a splash when cooking to boost the flavor and aroma of your dishes.