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black vinegar

black vinegar
what is it?

Made from rice, this vinegar is often used in sauces that accompany dumplings. It is sometimes compared to Italian balsamic vinegar, black vinegar has a deep, dark color, complex flavor, and a rich, almost smoky taste. The better black vinegars, which come from the province of Chinkiang, are well aged and are often used in braises and noodle dishes.

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