Amber Rice VinegarMADE BY WEI KITCHEN IN LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
This vinegar’s lightly tart bite quickly makes way for a smooth, umami-rich saltiness. Unlike most Western-style grain vinegars that tend to be more mouth-puckeringly acidic, Wei Kitchen’s amber-hued vinegar is made from organic rice for a milder, naturally sweeter tang. An almost imperceptible dash of anchovy extract brings a well-rounded deep and salty flavor – reminiscent of another Vietnamese staple, fish sauce, but without the funky aroma and sourness.
Maker Debbie Mullin’s rice vinegar makes adding a hint of Asian flavor to your everyday cooking so, so easy. Your friends and family will think you’ve got a professional chef hiding back there, doing all the flavor heavy-lifting, and all you have to do is pop the cork.
tip of the tongue
Try Debbie’s recipe for a fresh and light Vietnamese rice salad. Mix 1 Tbsp Amber Rice Vinegar with ¼ cup of your favorite vegetable oil (optional: add minced shallots!). Toss 2 cups cooked rice, one shredded lettuce head, one shredded cucumber, three shredded carrots and 20 oz of grilled meat or tofu with the dressing. Boom!