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Anyone eaten edamame here??

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Anyone eaten edamame here??

Someone gave me a package of edamame beans... basically immature soy beans still in the pods. I understand you just boil them from frozen for usually 6-8 minutes, pop open the outer pod and eat the soy beans. Are the outside green pods not edible like green beans are?? if so... why sell them in the pods and not as the soybeans themselves like peas are?? Seems redundant. Any1 try them? What do they taste like?
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Had some in Kyoto last month.

Tradition, I guess. The pod is pretty fibrous and a bit hairy. You could probably eat it if you're short of roughage.

Taste is pretty neutral (not sweet like an english pea) and maybe more for the texture. Sprinkle a bit of coarse sea salt on the pods before you eat. Just bought (frozen) bags of it (and a bag of shelled beans) the other day on a 2fer sale.
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They are popular in some of the all you can eat sushi places. I had them most recently at August 8 in Hamilton. You pop the peas out of the pod with your fingers or with your teeth. They are mild but there is usually a spicy seasoning on them. They are pleasant enough that we usually order them.
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Dealmaker1945 wrote: They are popular in some of the all you can eat sushi places. I had them most recently at August 8 in Hamilton. You pop the peas out of the pod with your fingers or with your teeth. They are mild but there is usually a spicy seasoning on them. They are pleasant enough that we usually order them.
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Boil them and season with salt and pepper. Another alternative for salted peanuts but somewhat healthy. Cheers..
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I like to toss them with tamari. If I want to get fancy I heat tamari with a little cornstarch and touch of sugar until it is thick and thin it out again with lime juice for the sauce. Don't add the lime juice when the heat is on because it loses something when you cook it.

Texture is like fresh garden peas, not at all grainy like other beans; taste has a bit of tofu-ness to it.

They're really available everywhere now. Walmart has 1 lb shell-on or shelled for $2.97.
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they do sell them without the pods in Asian supermarket but they don't taste as good. I guess the pod give it more taste and more fun when you peel it. Just like some dry seed and nut. It is just better with the shell. i.e pistachio, water melon seed.
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