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Where can I get the extra large TVP slabs?

It's common to see the chunks (or small TVP). They're like maybe 1" in diameter. But I've seen ones there are about 1/2" thick, 2" wide and 3" long (maybe this is after soaked ...
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My pre soy milk preparation curdled on cooking

I had soaked some soybeans and kept them in the fridge for two to three days after removing the water. Today, I kept the mixture after blending with water for 3 hours. However, when I kept it on a ...
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Home-made soy milk

Yesterday I went to a chinese supermarket and bought a bag of dried, white and unprocessed soy beans because I wanted to make my own soy milk. I took about 100 grams of them and let them soak in water ...
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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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What’s the actual difference between soy sauce and miso?

To me, it seems like they are both just fermented soy beans, with the result being mostly glutamate with a bad smell. Soy sauce seems to be just the water that miso was left to steep in.
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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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Does natto really need to be fermented at body temperature?

I want to make natto, and recipes say that it should be fermented at ~38°C/100°F. My oven doesn't have a bread proving or defrost setting, and previous experiments with just the oven light on haven't ...
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Cook/chill/freeze soy mince

I cooked some chilled soy mince to use in a sauce - but I wanted to add it at the end, so I put it back in the refrigerator whilst the rest of the sauce cooked. A couple of hours later I was ready to ...
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How does the speed of nigari addition to soy milk affect the resulting tofu?

When making tofu, nigari water (magnesium chloride) is added to soy milk to curdle it. In my personal experience, adding the nigari very slowly (over the course of tens of minutes) produces soft tofu ...
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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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How to make vegan mayo with soy lechitin, oil and water without failing

I have soy lecithin with me. How do I blend this with water and oil to make vegan mayonnaise? I have tried a lot of times but every time I get a thin oily watery stuff. The procedure is- 1)Mix 2 tbsp ...
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Why is it necessary to remove skins from soybeans before making soymilk?

I have made soymilk and tofu a few times. All the recipes I have looked at say that you must remove the skins from soybeans before making soymilk, but none of the recipes explain why you must do this. ...
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Long term stability of okara flour

I make a lot of tofu and soy milk from soy beans, leaving me with a lot of okara as a by product. "Okara, soy pulp, or tofu dregs is a pulp consisting of insoluble parts of the soybean that ...
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Is tamari and soy sauce a 1:1 substitute? [closed]

I tried a bottle of San-J tamari for the first time today. It tasted salty and bitter. I found that adding a pinch of sugar with the tamari to smooth out the bitterness made it taste more similar to ...
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Homemade soy milk powder, or other plant-based milk powder

I have tried making soy milk powder from store bought soy milk. I used my dehydrator, but a few hours into the process the milk was starting to smell sour. I have seen recipes that make soy milk ...
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What is causing my homemade soy milk mayonnaise to have a different consistency than one made from store brought soy milk?

The mayonnaise I made from the store bought soy milk was creamy and thick tasting, while the one made from home made soy milk has a bit of a watery feel to it. The store bought one's ingredients are ...
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How to make vegetarian meat substitute that's more firm and browned on the outside?

I've eaten in some vegetarian places where they use what I guess are TVP (textured vegetable protein, i.e. soya) chunks as a substitute for meat, which was quite convincing. One place made them into '...
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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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Mushroom soy sauce, brand identification or substitution

I am hoping someone knows what brand this. A few years ago I found this mushroom soy sauce. It was exceedingly thick, very darkly colored (almost stained one's fingers, it was so dark and ...
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Soy bean cooking safety

I looked online and most recipes called for 3hr of cooking dried and soaked soy beans. My question is if it's instead safe to boil for 10-15min then simmer for 45-60min? As I understand there are bean ...
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Can I use fresh okara without cooking it?

I started to experiment with home-made soy milk, which means that I have a lot of okara and I am looking for various ways of using it. I grind the soy beans before boiling the milk, so that the okara ...
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How to cook and store fresh okara for safe consumption?

I just made soy milk for the first time in my slow juicer and want to utilize the leftover okara. I've heard that without cooking it and breaking down the enzymes, okara can be toxic to consume. I ...
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Soymilk for drinking vs. soymilk for tofu making

Many recipes for tofu start from soymilk, many others start from scratch, but most of either kind share a whole variety of approaches, i.e. the order of the soaking, boiling and blending operations, ...
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Bean curd that is spiraled

I'm looking for a particular type of bean curd which I used to get from a Chinese restaurant a few years ago before it closed and I haven't been able to find it anywhere (The servers there didn't know ...
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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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soy milk production with no beany flavor

does anyone know how big industries like Silk are producing soy drinks with no beany flavor? I read that a you should soak beans in boioling water (which temperature? for how many minutes?) in order ...
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Besides soy, can other types of beans be fermented?

Besides soy beans, can other types of beans be fermented?
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Brewed vs regular soy sauce : phytochemical content

I love soy sauce, but I'm trying to minimize my consumption of phytochemicals. Is there any difference between "brewed" and "regular" soy sauce as far as their phytochemical content?
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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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Why is soaking water usually discarded when making plant milk?

Most recipes that I see for soy and nut milks ask you to soak the seeds and discard the soaking water. The only plant milk recipe I've used that keeps the soaking water (Scratch Soy Milk by Andrea ...
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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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Can you roast soybeans directly in a popcorn popper or microwave?

Howdy, I just wanted to ask if it was possible to roast this type of soybean directly in a microwave popper contraption or a dedicated popcorn popper without any prior water work, just straight out ...
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Why is tofu so popular compared to tempeh?

The preference of tofu over tempeh is purely subjective. However, in the US many do not enjoy tofu (aside from perhaps breaded/fried) but do enjoy tempeh. In fact, many people have never heard of or ...
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mousse with liquid in bottom

I made 2 mousses. One typical and one was an attempt for something new. Both turned out with liquid in the bottom. I made both with egg whites. Did I not beat the egg whites enough? The first was a ...
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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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Can I replace casein in a recipe with soy protein?

I wanted to try this veggie burger recipe from ChefSteps. However, it uses sodium caseinate as one of the binding ingredients. Casein is derived from milk, thus making the burger non-vegan. Would ...
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homemade fermented soy sauce safe raw?

I am fermenting homemade soy sauce for the first time, and followed this generic recipe (that has no pictures). Technically I made tamari, because i did not to put wheat / gluten into the mix (just ...
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What can be added to veggie burgers to increase texture?

I add chopped onions, garlic, grated carrots, some flour and spices to pre-soaked TVP. Onions add a bit of texture but after baking tvp densifies becoming like soft rubber. I think mushrooms, beans, ...
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Problems Sprouting Soybeans

I've sprouted mung beans (many times) and a few other seeds successfully. I understand the process well. I've now tried sprouting soybeans a number of times but I can't make it past soaking. After ...
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How to know what light soy sauce had higher quality?

My local asian market features two brands of soy sauce. Lee Kum Kee (LKK) Premium Light Soy Sauce (李錦記鮮味生抽): Water, Salt, Soy Bean (11%), Sugar, Wheat Flour, Flavour Enhancers (E631, E627). Pearl ...
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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 almost ...
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Why did my soy milk turn sour

I got some soy milk on Saturday and it expires May 2017 (if unopened I presume). I went to open the fridge just now and I had a cup of tea with it no problems. I went to drink some now from the bottle ...
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Does soy sauce counteract hot stuff?

I put some soy sauce and a generous amount of Frank's RedHot Extra Hot into my chicken stir fry but it was considerably less spicy than I'm used to. Does soy sauce counteract heat / hot stuff?
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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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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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Would raw soy sauce marinated chicken be more salty when cooked the next day?

If I had unused soy sauce marinated chicken, would it be more salty when cooked the next day?
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What is used in the production of dubu (Korean tofu)?

Tofu, in Korea, is known as 'dubu'. This product is very similar to (possibly exactly the same as) the Japanese counterpart. What is used in the process of making authentic dubu? A quick internet ...
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What do soybeans taste like? [closed]

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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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 made,...
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Preparing soy milk at home

How can I prepare soy milk at home? Is it as simple as: soak soy, then blend and strain the milk, or is some centrifuge technique used?