During our trip to Korea we went to a farm that produces soybean oil and soy “meat”. The production of soybean oil produces a residue that is called “soy meat” in Korean. This residue is pressed into strips and dried and can be stored. When needed, a few pieces are added to a soup – it tastes good!
Interestingly enough soy meat is regarded as dog food by the Chinese … obviously soy meat is not as tasty as pork. But it contains much protein and is therefore an important nutrient.
In order to put some protein on the table in a country that is short on food, soy meat is a good source. It is an important and tasty food.