I love soymilk, so I was excited to hear that my uncle made his own soymilk with a soymilk machine. I thought it was going to be some huge machine, but it’s only a little bigger than a coffee percolator. I bought myself one over the weekend along with some soybeans (did you know they’re different than edamame?!) and gave it a spin.
The first time I made soymilk, I put way too many soybeans in. Luckily, nothing broke. The resulting milk was pretty creamy, but a little gritty. The second time, I put a little over the recommended amount and it came out pretty well. Before buying the machine, I wondered if it was worth paying $70 for, but after drinking a warm frothy mug of fresh soymilk with some honey mixed in, I stopped wondering.
Another good thing is, I can cook with the ground up soybean pulp (okara in Japanese, tza in Mandarin). I’m not really sure how to cook with it, but I’m thinking about simmering or throwing it in some stir fry.