Foodie Flashcards: Soy Milk

Hungry to improve your Chinese vocabulary, but don’t know where to dig in? Welcome to our weekly Foodie Flashcard series. Follow along, study these morsels of knowledge, then dig in at your local restaurant to fully digest the information.

How To Say ‘Soy Milk’ In Mandarin Chinese

What Is It?

Soy milk is a plant-based drink produced by soaking and grinding soybeans, boiling the mixture, and filtering out remaining particulates. While taken as a non-dairy milk alternative in the west, it is a popular choice for breakfast with a long tradition in China. The production process has been industrialized so that soymilk in packages/bottles are available at almost all grocery stores. But picky locals still prefer freshly made soy milk paired with youtiao (Chinese fried crullers) when it comes to breakfast. It is usually served two ways – either sweetened by sugar or made savory by adding soy sauce, vinegar, and sesame oil.

Where To Find Soy Milk In Shanghai:

Taoyuan Village 桃园眷村
150 Hubin Rd, Near Ji’an Rd.
Metro Line 1 – Huangpi South Road

Where To Find Soy Milk In Beijing:

Yong He Fresh Soy Milk 永和鲜浆 
3 Fuchengmen Outer St.
Metro Line 2 – Fuchengmen

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