Origin : Japan
Made of : metal
Classification : plants / vegetables
Maker : ?
About "edamame" (edamame - 枝豆) :
Edamame are immature soybeans which are boiled and served cold with some salt. This dish is often served with beer as an appetizer. The pod is not eaten, but emptied to extract the peas.
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About "soy" (daizu - 大豆) :
Soybeans are a fundamental ingredient of Japanese cuisine. Soybeans are a very valuable source of proteins which, combined with cereals (rice), can replace meat in human diet and feed a large population when the land is limited like in Japan.
Here is a list of different Japanese traditional foods made with soybeans :