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    Default Asian grocers Brisbane

    So I'm looking to try a few different Asian inspired dishes to expand my repertoire (let's see how that pans out!) and a few of the recipes I've found call for Shaoxing Rice Wine. Does anyone have any recommendations where I can actually buy it? All I can find online is that it shouldn't replaced with Shaoxing "cooking wine" as its too salty and to definitely get the real deal. Now my confusion is that it has 17-18% alcohol, so I have no idea where to find it. I have looked online at the major alcohol shops this morning and no dice. I was at Garden City the other day and walked through the Asian Grocers there with no luck finding it (there was also no one obvious who worked there so I didn't know who to ask for help!) There are a couple of places that have popped up online, but they're not easy to get to - i.e. Chinatown/Valley etc. Does anyone know anywhere in the southern suburbs that's a sure thing? I could head down to Sunnybank, but I wouldn't really know where to start which is why I'm asking for help!

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    If you head to Sunnybank try Yuen's Market at Market Square. They've been around for ages and have a big range.

    There are a few Asian grocers in Underwood (one next to Aldi near Bunnings and one on Logan Rd next to Rasa Malaysia) and a Korean on at Runcorn Plaza.

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    Oh and I just thought of another Asian grocer, behind Bellas fruit shop on the corner of Padstow Rd and Warrigal Rd.

    Good luck, hopefully you can find what you're after at one of those places!

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    Awesome thanks! Hopefully I'll be able to get there next week sometime.

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    Sunnybank is a given, however if you want a cheaper alternative and a lot of variety, go to Inala Plaza. It is like walking through Asia in the sqaure, there are old men sitting around playing Mahjong and it's got amazing Asian grocers and Vietnamese restaurants. It's like a little hidden gem.

    156 Inala Avenue, Inala.

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    Inala is a bit too far to drive. Sunnybank is only about 15-20min drive, Inala is double that. But Inala is largely a Vietnamese community though, so would they still stock more of the Chinese wines?

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    I actually buy Chinese rice wine from both woollies and Coles - maybe try these?

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    I've looked in Coles with no success. Haven't tried Woolies in person, but it's not online. I imagine it's the "cooking wine" version though. The real stuff has 17-18% alcohol which I doubt they'd sell in a supermarket. The cooking wine version is supposed to be much saltier. Mind you, I'm no expert!

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    Garden city near Coles has an Asian food store, or the valley?

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    Quote Originally Posted by maternidade View Post
    Garden city near Coles has an Asian food store, or the valley?
    Yeah I looked in that place and couldn't find it (or work out who actually worked there to ask for help). I did mention it in the OP. Would've been much easier if I'd found it there! Valley is a bit tricky as I don't know it all that well in terms of parking/where I'm going. The Brunswick St and James St down to New Farm part I'm good with, but the China Town part I'm useless.


 

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