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Edamame: Green Beans

Food & Drink Japanese Food

Edamame, or green soybeans, are in season starting in June. The most popular way to prepare them in Japan is to boil them in salted water, after which they are placed in a zaru (bamboo basket) to drain and sprinkled with a dash of salt.

For folks in Japan, edamame rank among the top dishes to pair with alcoholic beverages. Serve them up in a small bowl and enjoy them with a glass of beer! Their vivid green color and fresh flavor make edamame the perfect dish for a hot and humid season.