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Appears in
The Cook's Book of Everything

By Lulu Grimes

Published 2009

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Fresh soya beans in the pod, known as edamame in Japan, where the dish originated, are available fresh when in season or can be found in your local Asian grocery store in frozen form. Serve as a snack with a cold beer or glass of wine.


  • 500 g (1 lb 2 oz) fresh or frozen soya beans in pods
  • 1–2


  1. Rub the fresh soya beans with salt between your hands to rub off the fine hairy fibres. Rinse the pods. If you are using frozen soya beans, this step is not necessary.
  2. Combine the dashi with 1.25 litres (5