Despite the growing popularity of at-home chefs experimenting more with ethnic recipes, Chinese cooking wine can still be one of those ingredients that harder to find in an everyday grocery store, especially depending on the area you live in. If you don’t have access to an Asian market, you may need to find a substitute for Chinese cooking wine instead.
Here are the best substitutes you can use for Chinese cooking wine.
- Sherry. This tends to be something that is in many chef’s cupboards who like to experiment with cooking. So you can easily use sherry in place of Chinese cooking wine.
- Mirin. This is also a cooking wine, sometimes referred to as Asian sweet wine.
- Rice wine (also known as cooking sake). This should be readily found at your grocery store where all the various Asian cooking ingredients are found.