I have to admit I'm really not a big fan of vegetables.
But just like artichokes (and some other vegetables...) soybeans in a pod,
also called "Edamame" (Japan), "Kong" (Korea) or "Maodou" (China), are an exception.
You either steam or boil them in hot salted water for approx. 8 minutes.
Drain the pods in a colander.
Sprinkle them with salt.
Serve hot or cold in a bowl and with an extra bowl for the empty pods.
You eat the beans by squeezing them out of the pods.I usually do that by pulling the pods through my slightly clenched teeth.
That way the beans directly pop into my mouth and I still get some of the salt that sticks on the pods.
Other people prefer splitting the pod with their fingers in order to get to the beans.
However, soybeans in a pod are easy to make and a delicious, yet healthy snack!
And yes, you can just eat meat WITH it!