I've been wanting to try my hand at Foo Chow Ang Jiu (Chinese red rice wine), but am having trouble finding someone who sells whole red yeast rice in the Santa Fe area. I've tried Ziggy's, Ta Lin (both in SF and ABQ), La Montanita Co-op and every other grocery store with a decent bulk or "international" section. When I ask, I either get blank stares or am directed to the powdered form of red yeast rice used as a nutritional supplement. The only place where they even knew what I was talking about was Ziggy's, and they were in the process of closing down and were no longer ordering new stock. I've even struck out trying to find it online.
Anyone have any ideas? I'd prefer to shop local, since I can avoid shipping charges, but I'd take just about anything right now!
Interestingly, I did once find a discarded shopping list on the ground here that listed "Red Yeast Rice??" amongst other items.