Happy kitchen: Soy milk with peanut and fried sticky rice

This is the best soy milk I have had

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I usually make this soy milk at my cooking school called Tap De kitchen boutique

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.

Ingredients:

- 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

Directions:

- 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 :-(

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