Saturday, October 08, 2016

kanso okara

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.

Stay tuned...


jalna said...

So interesting!! Looks like you can use it in all kinds of stuff!

K and S said...

funky yeah? hope I can make good use of this Jalna!

Take care.

Rowena said...

I am curious to see how you'll use your kilo stash!

K and S said...

I used some yesterday, Rowena, the post is coming up today:) hope you like it!

Take care!