[Sca-cooks] Bean Paste in Soup for the Qan
lilinah at earthlink.net
Mon Oct 13 06:53:47 PDT 2008
I've been meaning to pass this along to the list for about a week...
After i asked the list about the bean paste in "A Soup for the Qan",
i wrote to Paul Buell and Eugene Anderson. Gene said the bean paste
would have been made with mung bean starch.
This is what is used to make what are variously called "cellophane
noodles", "glass noodles", and, IIRC, "bean threads" or "bean thread
noodles". In ASftQ it is apparently made into a paste, and often
mixed with other ingredients, so buying glass noodles wouldn't
necessarily be the same.
I figure, if someone else is making SCA-period Chinese or Mongol
food, this would be helpful to know.
Urtatim (that's err-tah-TEEM)
the persona formerly known as Anahita
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