This is the best soy milk I have had
My dear Beard,
My grandma was a Buddhist and a lifelong vegetarian. She even made yummy veggie food for a living. Her shop only opened twice a month when there was a full moon, but it was famous enough to make people in town queue up and happy to be served.
I’ve never had a chance to meet and talk with my grandma since she passed away before I was born. I wish I could’ve played with pots and pans in her kitchen, as she gave me a silent smile. And I dream about what it could’ve been like if she taught me how to cook.
Then one day, my mom made me some amazing soy milk. She knows how much I love soy milk ever since the first day I had some in kindergarten. It was the best soy milk I’ve ever had in my life. It was somehow both watery and creamy, not too sweet, with a distinctive flavor of sticky rice and peanuts.
“It’s your grandma’s secret recipe”, said my mom.
From that day on, I’ve made my “Grandma’s soy milk” and drink it every day. I feel connected with her and feel the love she would have given me.
- 1 cup of soybeans
- 10 cups of water
- 1/4 cup of sugar (or depends on your taste)
- 1/4 cup of fried sticky rice
- 1/4 cup of fried peanuts
- Soak soybeans in 2 cups of water, make sure the soybeans are completely submerged in the water. Let it stand for 8 hours or overnight.
- Put soybeans, peanuts, sticky rice and 10 cups of water into a soy – machine. Turn it on and wait until it’s finished.
Of course in my grandma’s time, there was no soy-machine. She made soy milk by blending soybeans, squeezing out the liquid with a cheesecloth then cooking the mixture. I believe it tastes better, but I don’t have time to try it.
Do you want a cup of soy milk, Beard? But wait, soy milk is not good for men