Remember when I made the okara granola and re-did it?
Saying that the picture I saw of the okara granola looked dry like panko (bread crumbs)?
Well, while I was at the library with Satoshi, I came across a book about okara (soy lees).
In it, they showed different kinds of okara...
"Nama okara" is 80% water, texture like wet sand, what we see in the refrigerated area near the tofu.
"Kanso okara" is a rough texture like panko (bread crumbs).
"Okara powder" is a smooth texture like flour.
I had an "a-ha" moment...there is panko-like okara!
I tried looking for it here and there, but to no avail.
Asking at the market, the clerks looked at me like I was from another planet, no one knew what I was talking about.
Then I met up with my friend, Mayumi the other day.
I told her my dilemma and she made a phone call to a friend working at a market for businesses...
A few minutes later, we walked over and I bought 1 kilo of kanso okara!
The nice part is that it was less that 300 yen (tax included).
So many recipes I want to try with this.