Shaoxing wine (Shao Hsing Jiu, 绍兴酒, 紹興酒) is popularly used in Chinese cooking (South East Asia including Singapore, Malaysia, China and Taiwan).
Its name is derived from its city of origin in Shao Xing, China. It’s also known as Hua Diao wine (Hua Tiao Chiew, 花雕酒) which describes the flowery pattern engraved on the jars to store the wine in the past.
The wine is fermented from glutinous rice, wheat and water.
It is categorised as a type of rice wine (米酒) and yellow wine (黃酒).