are just about the most flexible food in the world,
it seems. From them you get edamame, soy sauce, tofu,
natto... well, I'm not sure if that last one can be
considered edible, but never mind. Only as I was packing
this, after all the cooking was over, did I realized
how many forms of soy I had. There's chicken
rice, which is flavored by soy sauce.
On the upper right are edamame
(soy beans still in their pods). Below that is marinated stir-fried tofu,
which I'd soaked for a few hours in water I'd previously
used to soak dried shiitake mushrooms to add some earthy
flavor. On the right is another fruit
salad with peach, orange segments, kiwi fruit, and
palm hearts, and a cut-up-to-fit melon pan.