Looking for Chinese rice wine
Does anyone know where I can purchase in the Sacramento area Shaoxing (Chinese rice wine)? I have found various stores that carry the Shaoxing cooking wine which is overly salty. A lot of Chinese recipes call for the “real wine” and tell you not to use the cooking one. I noticed the recipe for Char siu in the Mailbox recently called for rice wine.
– Betty Pazoureck, El Dorado Hills
Old-fashioned bologna at Oto’s, Corti Brothers
Margaret Rhode of Rancho Cordova was looking for a place to buy good-quality, old-fashioned bologna.
We heard from Russell Oto, owner of Oto’s Marketplace at 4990 Freeport Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95822. He carries the old-fashioned stick bologna made by the Old Sausage Factory. He says it’s one of their best sellers in the luncheon meat department along with their old-fashioned franks.
Arnelle Sanford of Woodland recommends Corti Brothers in Sacramento. She says they carry Saag’s brand.