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Old 11-04-2018, 11:22 PM   #1
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Orange chicken

I have never made Chinese Orange chicken before. All the recipes I have looked up call for rice vinegar. None of the store near me stock rice vinegar. Can I use another vinegar and still get a similar taste. If so what kind of vinegar ?
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Old 11-05-2018, 06:59 AM   #2
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Here's Cooking Light's advice:


As the article points out, rice vinegar is on the sweet side, without the harshness of regular vinegar. I use it for some dressings (such as cole slaw). It won't be the same, but I would guess that you could use a small quantity of regular vinegar and make an acceptable dish, as orange chicken is fairly sweet.

I made this a few days ago in the Instant Pot (with thighs), and it was quite good. The recipe calls for rice wine or white wine (no vinegar). I used rice vinegar instead and the optional Sriracha and tomato sauce to offset the sugar (and I went light on the sugar as well).


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Old 11-05-2018, 11:08 AM   #3
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You can find rice vinegar in pretty much every supermarket, but maybe not in Tiajuana …

Its lower in acid than most regular vinegars. Its not sweet unless you make a mistake and buy the kind that's "seasoned."

Regular white vinegar with a little water added will do the trick.
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