Soy milk has long been a popular beverage in Chinese culture for centuries. It contains similar proportion of protein as cow’s milk. For that reason it has also become a favorite substitute for milk all around the world. Perfect for those who are lactose-intolerant, or people with special dietary needs like Veganism. And of course, people still enjoy soy milk purely for its flavor.
Soy milk is made by soaking/rehydrating soy beans, grinding them down then boil with water. The pure, unadulterated taste of freshly made soy milk is so much better than what you can buy in grocery stores. Lucky for us, modern invention has produced Soy Milk machines that allow making soy milk as easy as add beans, add water, plug it in, wait, pour and enjoy.
But why stop there? With an advanced, multi-function soy milk maker like Joyoung DJ13U-D08SG you can “milk” many varieties of grains or beans, make hot soup, blend fresh fruit juice, even make homemade jam. Limited only to your imagination!
Try making cashew or almond milk instead, they are great with cereals in the morning. Or another popular Chinese beverage/desert, black sesame soup, a mixture of black sesame and rice. In fact you can make similar sweet desert soup by combining different ingredients with rice. Yam, peanuts, walnuts, etc.
Here’s another tip for you, do not throw away the soy bean pulp (aka Okara) after making soy milk! Use it as a substitute for ground meat in making vegetarian Chinese dumplings. Or make savory green onion soy pancakes. How about some meatless meatloaf? Here’s a good place for a few recipes to get your culinary creativity going, The Messy Vegetarian Cook.