Non-GMO Premium Soymilk Made of 100% Japanese Domestic Soybeans This premium soymilk by Banrai has a remarkable rich and pure taste that is ideal for any of your soy creations. It is made with 100% Non-GMO Japanese domestic soybeans, with no preservatives or additives, and has one of the highest concentrations of soy solids (over 11%) in the market (standard beverage-type soymilks, which contains only about 2 – 6% of soy solids). Banrai utilizes the karayaburi method to create the soymilk, resulting in less bitterness, allowing for the natural sweetness of the soybeans to shine through.
Ideal for Fresh Tofu Making, Drinking, or Cooking Because of the purity of the product, along with its natural sweetness and rich, smooth texture, Banrai’s soy milk is suitable not only for drinking straight, but also for all kinds of cooking purposes, from desserts, breads, beverages, and most of all, for homemade tofu (at least 11% of soy solids is required to create tofu, otherwise it will not curdle).
Everyday Tofu Making with Donabe This soymilk is essential for fresh tofu made in donabe. You can make a large amount to serve communal style, or use an individual-size donabe for everyday breakfast for yourself. Here are size suggestions.
Whole package (4 cups/ 1,000 ml) Banrai Soymilk with 8 packets of Banrai Nigari: Medium-size Donabe (for example, medium-size Rikyu-Tokusa)
How to Make Homemade Tofu Here are the basic instructions of making fresh tofu with Banrai Soymilk and Banrai Nigari Liquid.
(For an individual size)
Combine 1/2 cup (125 ml) chilled Banrai Soymilk with 1 packet of Banrai Nigari in an individual-size donabe (for example, Donabe Egg Baker, or Petite Donabe). Stir gently about 10 times. Set over medium-low to low heat.
Once the soymilk is very hot (about 180 - 185F/ 80 - 85C degrees) but before the center starts simmering (about 3 - 5 minutes), turn off the heat. Meanwhile, stir gently a couple of times to make sure the even heat distribution.
Cover with lid and let it sit for 10 - 15 minutes. Enjoy with your choice of condiments.
(For a larger size - 2 cups/ 500 ml or more)
Heat the soymilk in a donabe over medium heat.
Once the soymilk is almost simmering (about 180 - 185F/ 80 - 85C degrees), turn off the heat and quickly stir in the nigari liquid.
Cover with lid (for a cool/ cold environment, cover with a foil under the lid to make sure the extra-tight seal) and let it sit for 20 - 30 minutes.
Gently scoop with a serving spoon into individual bowls at the table. Enjoy with your choice of condiments.
Long Shelf Life / Can be Stored at Room Temperature Due to its purity and packaging method, Banrai Soymilk has a very long shelf life of 365 days from production. An unopened package can be stored at room temperature, so you can stock up your pantry with these soymilk packages without worrying about having to consume them quickly.
Nigari Liquid For your Fresh Tofu Making with Banrai Soymilk (Sold Separately) If you want to make tofu, we also offer Banrai Nigari Liquid for tofu making. Nigari is a natural coagulator for making authentic tofu. Nigari is a mineral-rich residual liquid that remains after salt is extracted from sea water. The individual packaging of the liquid nigari makes it convenient to measure and use with our Banrai Soymilk.
*1 packet of Nigari is good for 1/2 cup (125 ml) of Banrai Soymilk to make tofu. You will need 8 packets of Nigari for the whole package of Banrai Soymilk.
This soymilk is so rich and pure. I can taste nothing but the very pure soybeans in this soy milk and love its smooth texture. I not only drink this every day but enjoy making both individual size and family-size tofu with my donabe. - Naoko (a.k.a. Mrs. Donabe)