Types of soy products in Japan – Tofu, Miso, Edamame and more

Soy products such as soy milk and tofu have become really popular in western countries. They are healthier substitution for meat products, since soybeans are great source of protein while being low fat and rich in minerals. There are a range of foods made from soybeans in Japan other than tofu. Vegetarian or not, Japan is a place to go to load yourself with soy products. 1. Tofu Tofu is soy bean curd. But what is bean curd anyway? Actually it is fixed soy milk. Soybeans are soaked in water to soften. Then, you grind and strain the soybeans to make soy milk. You add bettern (the solution after crystallization [...]