I've just scored a green bottle from China called ''Salted Cooking Liquor.'' It's 80.5% water 18% alcohol and 1.5% salt. Brand name is Waihai Bridge....sounds like somewhere in New Zealand.
So, what is it, and what can I use it for?
The salt (at least in Oz) means that it can be sold without a liquor licence, at supermarkets and specialty stuff.
If it's clear, it will be pretty tasteless (bar the salt), and I don't have much of a use for it (don't know whether it's supposed to give some kick to cold rice noodle rolls or something...never looked that hard.
The "brown" liquid stuff adds a similar flavour to sherry or the like added to soups and stir fries (add less salt/soy if you use it), and is cheaper than using sherry etc.