Glucomannan is a very low carb and low glycemic food additive used as an emulsifier and thickener made from konjac root. This recipe originally called for cornstarch. Glucomannan was used instead and the directions and timing were adjusted for this substitution.
Based on a Thai recipe for Thai Cabbage Roll Soup found here: http://jazzieandtahlia.typepad.com/my_weblog/2011/09/cabbage-roll-soup.html. Dashida is a Korean beef bouillon powder found in my local Oriental Market. I have a huge pouch of this stuff so I decided what the heck and it worked.
People will actually request for you to make beans. I've taken these to football parties and picnics. People are always saying the beans are great. Beans?
From the back of "China Doll" dried pinto bean packaging.