Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Edamame

When you are on holidays, and especially during an Australian summer, the best foods are the most simple. Being an absolute fiend for japanese food. it is natural that edamame is high on my list of favourites.
Those of you who don't know what edamame are - they are basically green soy beans lightly boiled with salt. I'm not quite sure what it is about the humble edamame that makes it such an addictive snack in summer. Some enjoy their beans slightly warm, but personally, I like them cold.

Laced with salt, as you extract the beans from their pods (note you don't eat the pods) with your teeth, the salt granules dissolve on your tongue, providing the required seasoning. Obviously, it is mandatory to eat edamame with beer. It's summer. It's hot. It's what I call "holidays".

Where From?
Edamame - Asian grocery stores, frozen section. (I shop at Box Hill)

3 comments:

ebr999 said...

I went to the asian store I usually go to to get frozen edamame and they don't stock it anymore. Grrrrrr!

Dave said...

Well, did you yell at them? But how do asian groceries get to Ireland? Is that EVEN POSSIBLE?

ebr999 said...

There's a few Chinese and Indian immigrants here, but there are way more Polish/Lithuanian here, so there are lots of Polish shops. But since I don't eat all their fancy sausages they aren't much good to me!! However I did find an Indian food shop that smells that sells milo...