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Old 12-03-2004, 05:44 PM
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I bought Wife a soymilk maker for christmas because she was buying a lot
of overpriced soy products trying to find one she liked. She seemed to
like the concept but hasn't used it much -- perhaps because none of us
really like soy milk.

I decided to try using adzuki beans instead of soybeans in it last night
just to see what happens. Adzuki beans are used in Japan and China and
(I think) Korea for making desserts; they are sweeter than any other
bean and they are lower in fat than soybeans.

The stuff actually tastes OK, but it is the most awful pinkish
gray-brown you can imagine. And it's oddly thick. The okara that was
left over doesn't taste bad at all, and it might be a good addition to
oatmeal, or mixed into bread dough.

Best regards,
Bob

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Old 12-03-2004, 07:47 PM
George Shirley
 
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zxcvbob wrote:

[Notice that follow-ups are being redirected to r.f.c.]

I bought Wife a soymilk maker for christmas because she was buying a lot
of overpriced soy products trying to find one she liked. She seemed to
like the concept but hasn't used it much -- perhaps because none of us
really like soy milk.

I decided to try using adzuki beans instead of soybeans in it last night
just to see what happens. Adzuki beans are used in Japan and China and
(I think) Korea for making desserts; they are sweeter than any other
bean and they are lower in fat than soybeans.

The stuff actually tastes OK, but it is the most awful pinkish
gray-brown you can imagine. And it's oddly thick. The okara that was
left over doesn't taste bad at all, and it might be a good addition to
oatmeal, or mixed into bread dough.

Best regards,
Bob


Cows in Minnehaha land don't make milk anymore? My wife tried soymilk
and could never find a brand she could stomach.

George

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Old 13-03-2004, 01:52 AM
Arri London
 
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zxcvbob wrote:

[Notice that follow-ups are being redirected to r.f.c.]

I bought Wife a soymilk maker for christmas because she was buying a lot
of overpriced soy products trying to find one she liked. She seemed to
like the concept but hasn't used it much -- perhaps because none of us
really like soy milk.

I decided to try using adzuki beans instead of soybeans in it last night
just to see what happens. Adzuki beans are used in Japan and China and
(I think) Korea for making desserts; they are sweeter than any other
bean and they are lower in fat than soybeans.

The stuff actually tastes OK, but it is the most awful pinkish
gray-brown you can imagine. And it's oddly thick. The okara that was
left over doesn't taste bad at all, and it might be a good addition to
oatmeal, or mixed into bread dough.

Best regards,
Bob


What is a soy milk maker supposed to do?
We soak the beans, grind them and strain out the liquid. It's then
brought to a boil.
It is a shame that soy milk is so expensive in the US. Such a quick and
easy thing to make.
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Old 14-03-2004, 01:54 AM
Ada Ma
 
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Arri London wrote:

zxcvbob wrote:

[Notice that follow-ups are being redirected to r.f.c.]

I bought Wife a soymilk maker for christmas because she was buying a lot
of overpriced soy products trying to find one she liked. She seemed to
like the concept but hasn't used it much -- perhaps because none of us
really like soy milk.

I decided to try using adzuki beans instead of soybeans in it last night
just to see what happens. Adzuki beans are used in Japan and China and
(I think) Korea for making desserts; they are sweeter than any other
bean and they are lower in fat than soybeans.

The stuff actually tastes OK, but it is the most awful pinkish
gray-brown you can imagine. And it's oddly thick. The okara that was
left over doesn't taste bad at all, and it might be a good addition to
oatmeal, or mixed into bread dough.

Best regards,
Bob



What is a soy milk maker supposed to do?
We soak the beans, grind them and strain out the liquid. It's then
brought to a boil.
It is a shame that soy milk is so expensive in the US. Such a quick and
easy thing to make.


I also happen to have bought one recently - and I love soya milk! The output is
like those soya milk I can get in soya milk stalls/stores in Hong Kong. These
stores specialise in a few products - soya milk, tofu, tofu far, dried tofu
skin... You can also eat in there - they sell shallow fried dumplings, buns,
etc. along with the soya products.

Anyway, back to the machine - you can actually make nut milks with them as well.
They basically heat up the water, grind (and strain) the beans, and heat up
the soya milk. I got mine from he
http://www.londonthing.force9.co.uk/soya/

If you prefer store bought soya milk you might not be overly impressed with the
output. But if you're like me who miss those soya milk stalls an awful lot,
then you should get one straight away!

Bob is right in saying that adzuki beans are used for making dessert in Japan
and China. In Hong Kong, they make adzuki bean soup with chin pi (dried satsuma
peel, preferably aged). Apparently in ancient China they make congee with
adzuki beans and rice, which is given to the Gods to thank them for the good
harvests.

My Japanese colleages say that the okara can be used to make something akin to
fried rice - just add sesame oil, salt, soya sauce, and sugar and shallow fry them.

Ada

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Old 14-03-2004, 01:54 AM
Ada Ma
 
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Arri London wrote:

zxcvbob wrote:

[Notice that follow-ups are being redirected to r.f.c.]

I bought Wife a soymilk maker for christmas because she was buying a lot
of overpriced soy products trying to find one she liked. She seemed to
like the concept but hasn't used it much -- perhaps because none of us
really like soy milk.

I decided to try using adzuki beans instead of soybeans in it last night
just to see what happens. Adzuki beans are used in Japan and China and
(I think) Korea for making desserts; they are sweeter than any other
bean and they are lower in fat than soybeans.

The stuff actually tastes OK, but it is the most awful pinkish
gray-brown you can imagine. And it's oddly thick. The okara that was
left over doesn't taste bad at all, and it might be a good addition to
oatmeal, or mixed into bread dough.

Best regards,
Bob



What is a soy milk maker supposed to do?
We soak the beans, grind them and strain out the liquid. It's then
brought to a boil.
It is a shame that soy milk is so expensive in the US. Such a quick and
easy thing to make.


I also happen to have bought one recently - and I love soya milk! The output is
like those soya milk I can get in soya milk stalls/stores in Hong Kong. These
stores specialise in a few products - soya milk, tofu, tofu far, dried tofu
skin... You can also eat in there - they sell shallow fried dumplings, buns,
etc. along with the soya products.

Anyway, back to the machine - you can actually make nut milks with them as well.
They basically heat up the water, grind (and strain) the beans, and heat up
the soya milk. I got mine from he
http://www.londonthing.force9.co.uk/soya/

If you prefer store bought soya milk you might not be overly impressed with the
output. But if you're like me who miss those soya milk stalls an awful lot,
then you should get one straight away!

Bob is right in saying that adzuki beans are used for making dessert in Japan
and China. In Hong Kong, they make adzuki bean soup with chin pi (dried satsuma
peel, preferably aged). Apparently in ancient China they make congee with
adzuki beans and rice, which is given to the Gods to thank them for the good
harvests.

My Japanese colleages say that the okara can be used to make something akin to
fried rice - just add sesame oil, salt, soya sauce, and sugar and shallow fry them.

Ada



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Old 14-03-2004, 02:08 AM
Ada Ma
 
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Forgot to mention - earlier this year I made a trip to Shanghai and they have a
chain store that sells soya milk and other food products - under a sort of
McDonald's style management. Anyway, my post isn't about corporate governance
but rather about their soya milk. On their shop pamphlets they say they put
rice in their soya milk to make it more aromatic.

So armed with this knowledge I tried throwing in some long grain plain rice
along with the soaked soya beans into my machine and viola! the result is just
like the soya milk I had in that chain and it was gorgeous.

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Old 14-03-2004, 02:08 AM
Ada Ma
 
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Forgot to mention - earlier this year I made a trip to Shanghai and they have a
chain store that sells soya milk and other food products - under a sort of
McDonald's style management. Anyway, my post isn't about corporate governance
but rather about their soya milk. On their shop pamphlets they say they put
rice in their soya milk to make it more aromatic.

So armed with this knowledge I tried throwing in some long grain plain rice
along with the soaked soya beans into my machine and viola! the result is just
like the soya milk I had in that chain and it was gorgeous.

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Old 14-03-2004, 02:47 AM
Arri London
 
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Ada Ma wrote:

Forgot to mention - earlier this year I made a trip to Shanghai and they have a
chain store that sells soya milk and other food products - under a sort of
McDonald's style management. Anyway, my post isn't about corporate governance
but rather about their soya milk. On their shop pamphlets they say they put
rice in their soya milk to make it more aromatic.

So armed with this knowledge I tried throwing in some long grain plain rice
along with the soaked soya beans into my machine and viola! the result is just
like the soya milk I had in that chain and it was gorgeous.



That sounds good. Will try that next time.
Used to buy a coconut-flavoured soy milk that I liked very much, but
never tried to duplicate it.
Fresh soy milk is soooooo very much nicer than any of the brands in
shops.
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Arri London
 
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Ada Ma wrote:

Forgot to mention - earlier this year I made a trip to Shanghai and they have a
chain store that sells soya milk and other food products - under a sort of
McDonald's style management. Anyway, my post isn't about corporate governance
but rather about their soya milk. On their shop pamphlets they say they put
rice in their soya milk to make it more aromatic.

So armed with this knowledge I tried throwing in some long grain plain rice
along with the soaked soya beans into my machine and viola! the result is just
like the soya milk I had in that chain and it was gorgeous.



That sounds good. Will try that next time.
Used to buy a coconut-flavoured soy milk that I liked very much, but
never tried to duplicate it.
Fresh soy milk is soooooo very much nicer than any of the brands in
shops.
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