What is Soy Paper?
Soy paper is a thin wrapper used to make sushi and acts as a replacement for the seaweed traditionally used in sushi making. It is paper- thin, moist and white, though some are dyed pale pink, green, yellow and red. The sheets are generally square shaped and have mild and bland taste.
...Mature soybeans are harvested once the pod has grown for roughly 100 days and the bean becomes dry. Soybeans are small and round with a creamy golden-tan color. They are a legume and extremely versatile. Soybeans are used to make tofu, flour, oil, sauces and much more. The dry soybean is hard until cooked. The flavor is bland and mild.
...Soy flour is a product made from dehulled and heat processed soybeans. It may also be made from defatted soybean flakes. Because soy is not a grain, but a legume containing protein, soy flour is also a high protein powder that is used as a flour. It has a creamy pale yellow color and has an extremely fine texture. The flavor is mild and slightly nutty. It is used to bind baked goods and to thicken soups and sauces.
...Canola oil is a popular and readily available oil in America, due to its inexpensive price and neutral flavor. Canola oil comes from the rapeseed plant, the oil is pressed from the seeds and has a yellow color. It is a thin oil that is best for medium high heat, such as sautéing, though is commonly used for deep frying. Canola can be found in baked good, salad dressings, and a vast variety of food products.
...Soybean oil is used in many countries around the world and has become extremely popular in the US for its inexpensive price and neutral flavor. Soy oil is considered a vegetable oil and is extracted from soybeans. The color of this thin oil is a translucent golden yellow. Soy oil is used frequently in restaurants for sauteing, grilling and deep frying. It is also used in salad dressings and baked goods.
...Water is a substance and chemical compound made up of hydrogen and oxygen. It is clear, fluid, flavorless and odorless. Water is a necessity in nearly every aspect of life, including cooking, baking and hydrating the human body. Water can be served as a cold beverage, or at any temperature comfortable to the mouth and skin.
...Rice syrup, also known as brown rice syrup, or rice malt is a glucose product made by culturing rice to break down the starches in the grain. These starches are then cooked down into a syrup. The syrup is sticky, thick and has a light brown/tan color. The flavor is less sweet than sugar, malty and contains a slight caramel taste.
...Salt is a mineral composed mostly of sodium chloride. It is the main flavoring used in food and is naturally occurring in certain foods, such as cheese, beets, meat and celery, plus many others. Salt is white and has finer granules than sugar. Many commercial salts include iodide, while others exclude it. Most salts are white, while some are naturally pale pink with minerals. Salt brings out the flavor of something and can create a tangy mouthfeel, if used in excess.