Recipe Requested Anka sauce?

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Nov 29, 2018
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Hellish frozen Northern wasteland, aka MN
I have never used this before. I recently made an instant pot Chinese pork rib recipe with star anise, cinnamon bark, cloves, honey, scallions, wine and ginger which called for this sauce, so I just ommited it... And the results were still good enough to make me want more.

None of the stores near where I am most days carry this, or even know it exists (it's not a whitebread northern MN kind of thing, but even the ethnic Chinese guys running a mediocre "Chinese" restaurant in the nearest town looked confused and couldn't tell me anything).

I have read up a bit on the fermented red koji rice which seems to be the base. Is it reasonable to try and make my own? Or should I just order a jar off of Amazon... And if so, what's a good brand?