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Old 06-19-2006, 08:41 AM   #1
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Do you cook with soybeans

i want to intrduce some delicious dishes to more friend ,but find that the material and cook ways have many differernt between us
now i want to show some dishes with soybean. i want to know if that you are easy to get soybean and pig's knuckle easy or not??
there are how many kind of beans dou you cooked usually??can someone tell me?

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Old 06-19-2006, 11:44 AM   #2
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i want to intrduce some delicious dishes to more friend ,but find that the material and cook ways have many differernt between us
now i want to show some dishes with soybean. i want to know if that you are easy to get soybean and pig's knuckle easy or not??
there are how many kind of beans dou you cooked usually??can someone tell me?
riverli,
Fresh green soybeans called Edamame are used in more dishes here in the past couple years. Usually they're available frozen. I don't remember seeing dried soybeans in the grocery stores, but ,since I wasn't looking for them, maybe I just didn't notice.

The dried beans I have used are black, great northern, kidney, lima, navy, pinto, and red. Pictures of these are shown at The Cook's Thesaurus, Dry Beans. Black-eyed peas and chickpeas (garbanzos) are also favorites. There are more experienced cooks than I on this forum, and maybe they can add to the list and advise if dried soybeans are commonly available in the grocery stores. I will check next time I shop. If they aren't in the regular market they surely must be in the Chinese market.

I don't remember seeing pig's knuckles but, again, I wasn't looking for them so maybe I didn't notice. I saw a lot of seafood, and chicken in the Chinese market but don't remember much pork. You mean the rear knee joint; correct? Ham hocks, three or four inch slices of the lower leg including bone, muscle, sinew, and skin, are widely available, usually smoked. Again, maybe some of the more experienced cooks here can shed more light on the subject.
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Old 06-19-2006, 03:11 PM   #3
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i want to intrduce some delicious dishes to more friend ,but find that the material and cook ways have many differernt between us
now i want to show some dishes with soybean. i want to know if that you are easy to get soybean and pig's knuckle easy or not??
there are how many kind of beans dou you cooked usually??can someone tell me?
Riverli, it depends on where you live. Cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco, Vancouver, NYC, etc. have large Chinatowns and a large Chinese population and will have pig's knuckle.

The most common style of soybean found are the Japanese style soybeans which are available I think nationwide. The Chinese style of using soybeans isn't very widely known or practiced, and is usually found more in places with a significant Chinese population.
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Old 06-19-2006, 03:32 PM   #4
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The most common style of soybean found are the Japanese style soybeans which are available I think nationwide. The Chinese style of using soybeans isn't very widely known or practiced, and is usually found more in places with a significant Chinese population.
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Stuff like Chinese Soy Sauce for instance. Soy sauce you can find anywhere but probably not the Chinese style.
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Old 06-19-2006, 04:06 PM   #6
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Question huh?

Please elaborate just a little more.
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Stuff like Chinese Soy Sauce for instance. Soy sauce you can find anywhere but probably not the Chinese style.
I thought we were talking about beans but you seem to be using soybean to mean the same thing as soy sauce. Mind you, I'm not arguing; just trying real hard to adapt.
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I thought we were talking about beans but you seem to be using soybean to mean the same thing as soy sauce. Mind you, I'm not arguing; just trying real hard to adapt.
No, I was referring to all Chinese Soy products.
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Old 06-20-2006, 01:13 AM   #8
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thanks skilletlicker,thanks ironchef.i find more and more different between us.but i think it is interesting .through discuss we all broaden our horizons
yes ,there are many kind of beans.what i said soybean is this searched by skilletlicher
soybean = soy bean = soya bean Notes: This nutritional powerhouse is extremely versatile--it's used to make salad oil, tofu, soy sauce, meat analogs, soy milk and cheese, and many other ingredients. The actual beans need to be soaked a long time and are somewhat hard to digest, but they're extremely nutritious

i think you can get it ,i search in google find that usa is the largest producer of soybean,about 47% of the whole world soybean is farmed by usa ,but i think much of the soybean is used for other purpose in your life
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Old 06-20-2006, 01:23 AM   #9
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what i said of pig knuckles is this

of course you can accompany with little more part of the pig's rear leg.
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Old 06-20-2006, 02:48 AM   #10
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this is a very common and delicious one dish in china ordinary life. soybean and pig knuckles.
Ingredients

about 6oz dry soybean (put in a bowl and add water exceed them ,let the dry soybean absorb water for about one hour)
one pound pig knuckles cut to about 3-4 pieces or more pieces or someone even don't cut them,lol
1oz ginger sliced
2tbsp beer
1teaspoon ground white pepper
2teaspoon salt or add to tasty
optional o.5 shallot, minced ,one tesspoon soy sauce

Instructions
add all the ingredients in a pan,add water (except the salt and shallot),if you use ordinary pan ,it maybe need more water to heat about
2-3 hours to be well.if you use pressure cooker,it about use 2.5 cup water,i use pressure cooker,put them in cool water and heat the pressure cooker ,after see the steam low the heat boiled them for about 20 minutes
if you add the salt in the begin ,the soup maybe not so delicous.so you will add the salt and the shallot after the soup is ok,and after you add the salt you had better heat them for another 5 minute ,not need pressure
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