Do people in Asia drink soy milk?
July 25, 2006 6:24 AM Subscribe
Did/do people in Asia drink soy milk?
posted by davar to Health & Fitness (32 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Soy consumption in the west has been under attack (for example here
). One of the arguments the anti-soy people often mention is that in Asia, soy is only used as a condiment. three pieces of tofu in soup, that kind of thing. The soy they do eat, is always highly fermented, they say.
My question: is that true? Do people in Asia (I realize that the answer will differ depending on which country we're talking) not drink soy milk at all? How about 50 years ago? Do they throw away the whey when making tofu? Do they throw away the okara?
I am interested in neutral sources or personal experiences. A webpage that simply states "People in Asia do X" is not very useful because there is lots of contradictory information on this subject.