Southeast Asia: Sipping Soya Through a Straw

SOUTHEAST ASIA

Sipping Soya Through a Straw

In liquid or powdered form, whether poured over a plate of chow or curdled in a custard, soybeans have provided the Chinese with their main source of protein for 3,000 years. Some people in the Far East even call the soybean "the cow of China." Fittingly, a Chinese businessman in Hong Kong, K. S. Lo, has hit on the idea of milking a drink out of the bean and building a prosperous business around it. The product, called Vitasoy, has become the new soft-drink craze in the...

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