[Sca-cooks] Bean Paste in Soup for the Qan

Elaine Koogler kiridono at gmail.com
Mon Oct 13 07:19:07 PDT 2008

Yes, thanks for sharing!


On Mon, Oct 13, 2008 at 9:53 AM, Lilinah <lilinah at earthlink.net> wrote:

> 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.
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