Soak soy mince in an equivalent volume of hot water for 5–10 minutes, until it has softened. Soak soy chunks in four times their volume of hot water for about 20 minutes or until it has softened. Before using the soaked soy mince or chunks in your dish, you’ll need to drain it well. You can do this with mince by placing a spoonful at a time of the soaked mince in a sieve and pressing down with the back of a spoon to squeeze out excess water before scooping the now-dry mince into a clean bowl. For soy chunks, you can simply squeeze the chunks between your fingers to remove excess water.