Lightly Flavored Sweet & Savory Simmered Soy Beans

Lightly Flavored Sweet & Savory Simmered Soy Beans

You can use store-bought pre-steamed or boiled soy boiled if you want.

Ingredients: An easy to make amount

Steamed soy beans
200 g
Kombu (used once to make dashi stock)
5 cm square
3 tablespoons
Soy sauce
1 scant tablespoon
As needed


1. Cut the kombu into 1 cm squares. Put the soy beans and kombu in a pot, add water (or dashi stock) to cover, and turn on the heat. When it comes to a simmer, add the sugar.
2. Simmer over low heat for about 10 minutes. Skim off the scum. Add the soy sauce, and simmer until there is almost no liquid left.
3. Use 'steamed soy beans' or 'water-cooked soy beans,' both are ok.

Story Behind this Recipe

The simmered beans I used to have were pretty salty. I wanted my own kind that wouldn't so high in sodium -- that's how this recipe was born.