Soy Products

China suspends weekly state soy sales

China's weekly state soybean auctions in Anhui have been suspended. Photo: AFP

China, the world’s top soybean buyer, will suspend its weekly state soy auctions from next week as the government prepares to stockpile the domestic harvest.

Friday, 18 October, 2013, 4:23pm

Destination: Sham Shui Po

Destination: Sham Shui Po

The name Sham Shui Po usually evokes cheap electronics. But the abundance of street hawkers and old, peeling low-rises suggest that its history goes a little further back than mobile phone parts. The area has been an industrial, commercial, and residential hub since the 1950s, and several food businesses from that era remain today.

19 Sep 2012 - 1:46pm

Beans' benefits brought back down to earth

Two new studies on soya shed light on the cognitive and cardiovascular benefits of the ancient Asian dietary staple for older women. The first study, published today in Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, suggests that soya protein may not preserve overall thinking abilities in post-menopausal women, contrary to earlier reports.

5 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Soya milk

Hakataya Sweetened Soymilk

15 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Low salt and no guilt in this shellfish indulgence

Abalone is one of the four treasures in Chinese cuisine - along with sea cucumber, fish maw and shark fin - that are believed to not only bring good health, but also fortune, when eaten. So it's common for this pricey shellfish to grace dining tables during special occasions and festivals.

7 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Power of four: Poon's pick of the mixes

Anyone running in this weekend's Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon might want to consider these smoothie recipes, developed by registered dietitian Sally Poon in collaboration with the race organisers. They're also great for anyone looking for a healthy breakfast or snack.

31 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Dairy alternatives

Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Chocolate

946ml for HK$39.50, ThreeSixty

This soy- and lactose-free drink is as smooth and creamy as skim chocolate milk, and it is unlike other thin and chalky dairy alternatives. It's also rich in antioxidant vitamin E.

Verdict: has a pleasant almond aftertaste, but is a little sweet.

29 Nov 2011 - 12:00am


Vitasoy Dessert Tofu

220 grams for HK$5.50, Wellcome

Who knew pre-packaged food could taste as good as freshly made stuff? Made from organic soya beans, this was smooth, light and so silky that I downed the whole packet - all 145 calories and 3.3 grams of fat - in under a minute.

1 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

'GM-free' soy drink claims deceptive, watchdog says

The consumer watchdog has called for mandatory labelling of all food products with genetically modified ingredients after finding some so-called 'GM-free' soy drinks actually contained a significant amount of the material.

16 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Boost your shelf esteem

This is what every Hong Kong kitchen cupboard needs.

1. Goji berry

30 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Mainland soy milk drinkers up in arms

Two popular restaurant chains have been accused of selling soy milk made from liquid concentrate or soybean powder, dealing another blow to the already shaky confidence in the country's food industry.

Zhen Kungfu, known for their dishes such as congee, told The Southern Metropolis News: 'Our soy milk is made from soy milk powder'.

5 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Formula makers eye ads code

Months after pharmacists criticised the accuracy of milk-formula advertisements, six major manufacturers have joined up to draft a code of practice governing marketing.

30 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Soy sauce

Kowloon Soy Company Light Soy Sauce

19 May 2011 - 12:00am

From Beijing to Tokyo, there's no accounting for different pastes

Although the flavour of fermented soya bean paste varies according to where it's made and is used differently in each country, all pastes are high in umami.

14 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

A sauce of pride

Bottles of soy sauce, rows of fermented bean curd and other condiments are stacked neatly in the premises of Tai Ma Sauce Company in Kwun Tong. Most prominent on display, however, are large jars of fermented soya bean paste - or min si zeong in Cantonese - that owner Chau Wing-cheong takes pride in.

14 Apr 2011 - 12:00am