Mamenori (Soybean Paper)

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Some Creative Uses For Soybean Paper

Let your creativity run amuck.  Create edible food photographs with your inkjet printer loaded with edible soy based ink.  Edible ink cartridges are available at Kopycake.com.  Read about Chef Cantu's edible food photos.

Sushi Cakes - From Notmartha.com.  These creative little cakes look like real sushi but ingredients include soybean wrappers, Sweedish fish, and pound cake.

Crispy Candy Sushi Snacks - FamilyFun.go.com.  Substitute soy paper sheets for fruit leather.
Food Network- Cookies that look so much like sushi you would not know they are sweets.

Featured Recipe

Crab & Mango Salad Handroll With A Cilantro Thai Vinaigrette From the Kitchen of: Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar

  • 8 oz. crab meat
  • 4 oz. fresh mango
  • 1 oz. fresh Kula (mesclun mix salad) greens
  • 4 1/2 sheets colored mamenori (soybean wrap)
  • 8 oz. dry roasted peanuts
  • 1 oz. cooked rice
  • 2 oz. cilantro Thai vinaigrette (see recipe)

Cilantro Thai Vinaigrette

  • 6 oz. rice vinegar
  • 2 oz. sake
  • 12 oz. sugar
  • 1 oz. fish sauce
  • 3/4 tsp. chopped garlic
  • 1 tsp. sambal olek (garlic chili paste)
  • 2 oz. cucumber, small thin slices
  • 1/2 oz. cilantro, coarsely chopped

Vinaigrette

Burn alcohol off sake, add sugar till dissolved, place in a mixer with all liquid ingredients and garlic. Mix and add cucumbers and cilantro.

Assemble

Lay the mamenori with the short end close to you, in the closes 1/3, lay the greens, crab, peanuts and mango. Dot the top with rice. Using a sushi mat, roll lightly but firmly. Cut half, place up right and sauce around the roll. 

Soybean Wrapper Product Specifications

Item Original Paprika Orange Spinach Green
Ingredient Soybean protein, soy flour, glycerol, soybean oil, water, titanium dioxide color (glucose syrup [wheat], titanium dioxide, deionized water, gum acacial).
Soybean protein, soy flour, glycerol, soybean oil, water, paprika extract color (glycerol, paprika, deionized water, sucrose esters, mono & diglycerides of fatty acids, ascorbyl palmitate, dl alpha tocopherol). Soybean protein, soy flour, glycerol, soybean oil, water, spinach extract color (polysorbate 80, spinach extract, sunflower oil, glycerol, ascorbyl palmitate, dl alpha tocopherol).
Sheet size 7-1/16" x 7-7/8" (118cm x 20cm) 7-1/16" x 7-7/8" (118cm x 20cm) 7-1/16" x 7-7/8" (118cm x 20cm)
Kosher yes yes yes
Pink Turmeric Yellow

soy paper

Ingredient Soybean protein, soy flour, glycerol, soybean oil, water, carmine extract color (maltodextrin, carmine powder, potassium hydroxide). Soybean protein, soy flour, glycerol, soybean oil, water, turmeric extract color (propylene glycol, curcumin).
Sheet Size 7-1/16" x 7-7/8" (118cm x 20cm) 7-1/16" x 7-7/8" (118cm x 20cm)
Kosher no yes

Where To Buy

You can find this product in some Japanese grocery stores or you can find it online.  Some Whole Foods markets stock it from time to time.  You can purchase online at Amazon:

Nutrition Information

soybean wraps nutrition information 

author

Barbara Bowman graduated with degree in Foods and Nutrition from San Jose State University. As CEO of GourmetSleuth.com she spends most waking hours writing, cooking, eating, gardening and traveling.