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What are the differences between types of soy sauce?

I recently started using Tamari over whatever the standard US form of soy sauce is. The difference was something of a revelation. The depth and complexity of flavor is an order of magnitude more ...
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Does soy sauce expire?

Being mostly made of salt, I often used soy sauce well beyond (as in "two years and more") its expiration date without ever having a problem. Is that a bad idea, and did I actually take some health ...
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Cheap sources of protein?

Soy meat, flax seeds and peas are probably the best known such sources. Are there other cheap sources of protein?
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What's the difference between tamari and soy sauce?

If a recipe calls for tamari, can I use plain soy sauce instead? If using one for the other, what effect would it have on a recipe?
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Less salty sauce based on soy

Basic ginger soy sauce: Mostly soy sauce, grated ginger, scallions, some rice wine. Some people find it too salty. What other liquids could I combine with the soy to end up with something a bit less ...
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How do you coat almonds in wasabi and keep it spicy and crunchy? (my wasabi paradox)

I've been trying to make wasabi and soy sauce almonds, like the ones you find at the store (Blue Diamond) but the only recipe I've found (food.com) is very underwhelming. Despite using varying ...
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What can be substituted for vinegar in sushi rice?

If you could not use rice vinegar (for reasons of food allergy, perhaps), what could you use instead in sushi rice?
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Soy sauce substitute

I'm cooking for a friend that, for medical reasons, must eat vegan, and soy-free. I was really wanting to make a vegetarian stir-fry for her, but I can't come up with or find any sauce that would be ...
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What's the use of onions in teriyaki sauce?

I make my own Teriyaki sauce. Soy sauce, sugar, lemon juice, olive oil and onion. Normally, after marinating, I dry the piece I'm going to sauté and remove the onion. Does the onion add flavour to ...
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How to make lactose free mashed potatoes

To begin with, I use soy cream instead of dairy-based cream. It tastes alright, but not superb, and it seems to require more salt. What is missing that I should find a substitute to add back in?
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What soy sauce is Tamari closest to?

There are a great many variations on the theme of 'Soy sauce'. And whilst there are lots of descriptions of the difference, I can't find the answer to this question: Which other soy sauce(s?) is ...
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Making soy milk: best way to separate okara?

When making soy milk, what is the best way to separate the okara (fibrous material) from the hot liquid? My observations: When pouring through any kind of a screen, the screen becomes clogged ...
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What is “Less Sodium Soy Sauce”?

I have here a bottle of Kikkoman "Less Sodium Soy Sauce". According to the label, it contains 37% less sodium than regular soy sauce (575 mg per 15 ml serving, versus 920 mg). How is this stuff ...
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Does the order of preparation steps for soy milk make a difference?

When making homemade soy milk with a blender, what is the difference between: cooking beans -> blending --> straining blending raw beans -> cooking --> straining blending raw beans -> straining --> ...
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How to make your own Tempeh?

I'm looking for information on Tempeh, especially how one make it themselves. Any info would be appreciated.
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Can I replace milk with eggs in recipes?

I have had to go dairy and soy free because I'm breastfeeding and my little one gets really bad colic if I have products with milk or soy. I would like to know if I can use eggs (mixed with a little ...
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What is Vegetable Meat?

I have come across this food, but I am not sure what it is called. This is a totally vegetarian food but looks like non vegetarian. It is made up of soya(soya beans). Does any one knows whats its ...
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Soy Protein Type

I was a vegetarian restaurant over the weekend and ordered a meal that had "tofu" and "soy protein". The soy protein looked somewhat like steak, but was whiter and tasted similar to steak. I asked ...
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Chicken marinade with soy sauce - have I done something wrong?

I have made a chicken marinade with soy sauce, olive oil, dry herbs and spices. I put it to marinate for 3-4 hours (like I mostly do), but I couldn't cook it that night so I left the chicken in the ...
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Why did my soy (Silk) milk suddenly become as viscous as rubber cement?

I used about half of a quart of Silk Milk and returned it to my refrigerator. Two days later the remaining liquid had been replaced with a colloidal mass with a gooey consistency not unlike rubber ...
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Soya sauce. Are they different for variety of dishes?

Soya sauce: Whenever I buy new Soya sauce, it tastes quite different. Normally I use it in noodles and manchurian. Any tips to buy it. During my reading, people mentioned thick/thin soya sauce. But ...
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Temperature to disable enzymes in soy beans

When making soy milk, I've understood that you should disable some enzymes and that you do that with boiling heat for minimum of 15 minutes. Since boiling soy milk usually result in a messy boil-over, ...
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How long does cooked TVP keep in the fridge?

How long can I keep cooked textured vegetable protein (soy) in fridge and does it matter if it is mixed with for example some spices and rice? Will it then shorten the duration of how long it's good ...
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Alternative milk Bean curd

Can milk from beans other than soy be curdled to make a tofu-like product? I know that black beans work, but I am wondering about kidney or pinto for example (or any other). Has anyone experimented on ...
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Soy milk compared to other bean milks

Is there any reason why soy milk is so popular compared to other bean milks? I mean, there really aren't any other bean milks sold in grocery stores unless you make it yourself. For example, why not ...
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At what stage should Dark Soy sauce be added while making noodles?

I'm new to soy sauce and have heard that it's essential in chinese cuisine. But it doesn't seem to add any flavor to my noodles. I'm adding the sauce before I put my cooked noddles in. And what's the ...
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Using Soy Meat in Lasagna

I made some vegan lasagna today, despite initial doubts it turned out pretty good. However the soy meat I used was a bit tasteless. I am not expecting it to taste like meat, I am completely happy ...
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Why is the nutritional composition of tofu different from soybeans?

The fat:carbs:protein ratios in soybeans is about 25%:35%:40%. In tofu (which is made from soybeans) these ratios change to roughly 35%:10%:55%, so it becomes a low carb food. Where did all the ...
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What do soybeans taste like?

I've read about the beneficial use of soybean in the food industry, so I wonder what it tastes like? How can it be explained? Does soybean taste like regular beans? Also, what's the difference in ...
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Can I make meatloaf with soy burger meat?

I bought beef burgers only to find out they're not actually beef, they're soy burgers. I don't like them, so I want to try and spice them up and give them flavor. Can I defrost the burgers and make ...
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What does simmer slowly mean with white soybeans?

The instructions in the soybeans say that parboil first and then simmer slowly for two hours. Let's consider this in the scale of my plate. The power-scale of my plate is from 1 to 6. I put it first ...
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Ginger allergy need substitute

My family loves Asian food. Unfortunately two of us have an Anaphylaxis allergy to ginger and one to soy. I've found some great info here on soy substitutes but nothing for ginger. Does anyone have ...
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Is there a substitute for tamari and soy as I have a soya allergy?

I'm on an exclusion diet for some time. I have found loads of amazing recipe's but with soy or tamari or miso paste in them, but I can't eat these, does anyone know of something that's similar? Thanks ...
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What is soy chicken and how is it prepared?

In many places in the US, I have eaten something called Soy Chicken varieties. I would like to know how this is prepared. Does anyone have any idea?
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Is soy yogurt considered a fermented food?

I've heard that fermented soy products are healthier than non-fermented soy. Would soy yogurt be considered fermented or just "cultured" - or is it the same thing?
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How should I store 15h cooled and then 2h cooked at 65C white soybeans?

I cooked a litre of soybeans for two hours and cooled them for 15*. I should put them in the refrigerator, but in what solution? My intuition says that an acidic liquid would work. Should I use one ...
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Preparing soy milk at home

How to prepare soy milk at home?, is it as simple as soak soy then blend and strain the milk or some centrifuge technique is used
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Soy chicken on a backpacking trip

I'm planning a long distance hike and I would like to add some variety to my meal planning. Does soy chicken need refrigeration? Does it keep for a couple days?
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Soy and sesame sauce alternatives when frying fish?

What should I use as an alternative to the combination of Soy oil and Sesame oil (1 teaspoon each) when I am frying fish in a pan? I need at least one ingredient that can replace the Soy and Sesame ...
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What makes soy sauce so salty? [closed]

I watch a lot of food programs and the chefs would advocate using soy sauce instead of salt for making a dish salty. The question is what makes soy sauce salty? Does it actually contain salt?