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white vinegar; white distilled vinegar

What is it?

White distilled vinegar is made from a grain-alcohol mixture. Most often used in pickling, its harsh flavor makes it more often used used in American kitchens as a cleaning agent rather than an ingredient. However, it is used often in Thai and Vietnamese cooking, both to pickle vegetables and in marinades and sauces.

Don’t have it?

You can use white wine, rice, or apple cider vinegar instead.

How to choose:

White distilled vinegar is available at every supermarket and is quite cheap. You may, however, want to seek out Thai brands.

How to store:

Kept sealed and dry it will last for a long time.


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