Silk okara (soy pulp)


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Made with 100% domestic whole soybeans. (Soy pulp, a by-product of Sugarlady silk tofu.)

The white, smooth, Okara with good texture and less distinct smell was achieved by removing the skin and buds of soybeans.

Contains 360g (120g × 3 bags)

Keep frozen.

Sold by Sugarlady, leading purveyor of natural and additive-free foods in Japan

About the product

Fine-grained, moist and smooth texture. Thaw under running water and can be consumed quickly!

Silk refers to the smooth texture of the tofu which is impacted by the type of cloth being used for the straining (as to Momen tofu which is less smooth because of the cotton cloth being used for straining.). Okara is also called Unohana (flower of U) because it looks like the Utsugi flower. Okara is a part of soybeans that remains after straining the soy milk to make tofu or drink as is. Therefore the nutrient composition is similar to that of soy milk; however, it has more protein and calcium.

It is also very rich in insoluble fiber which makes Okara one of the best foods for low-calorie diets while getting high nutritional value.

How to prepare

Keep contents in the inner bag and place it under running water for thawing. Okara can be used for wide variety of dishes including hamburgers, meatballs, dumplings, pastas, pastries such as cookies, donuts, etc. The most popular way to cook Okara is Nimono or Irini. Finely chop carrot, burdock, leak, Shiitake mushroom and Chikuwa (rolled fish cake) and pan-fry in a pan with small amount of cooking oil. Add thawed Okara and pan-fry until mosture is gone. Then add Dashi, soy sauce, sake, sugar and cook until the liquid is absorbed. Serve hot or cold.To use Okara in a salad, slice half a cucumber and a little bit of onion. Sprinkle them with salt and when it withers, squeeze the excess water with a paper towel. Season with 2 tsp of mayonnaise and 2 of milk (and optionally 2 tsp of sushi vinegar). Mix in thawed Okara and add salt and pepper to taste.

Ingredients & Nutrition

This product contains whole soybeans (domestic, not genetically modified).

Volume: 360g (120g × 3 bags)
Calories: 1 bag (120g) 85kcal
Protein: 4g
Fat: 1g
Carbohydrates: 15g
Sodium: 16mg
Salt Equivalent: 0.04g


This product is not suitable for anyone with allergies to soy.

Other Information

The recommended shelf life for this product is 12 months.

Origin of ingredients

Origin of ingredients: soybean (domestic). Prepared and packaged in Japan.

Specialty: Additive Free, Gluten-free, Non-GMO, Vegan, Vegetarian

Additional information


Additive Free, Gluten-free, Non-GMO, Vegan, Vegetarian

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