i went to this very traditional japanese restaurant, and ordered edemame, and they brought it to me cold and unsalted. And I stared at them, somewhat astonished, and the waiter responded: yes I know, but this is actually how it’s suppose to be. What scandal.
ps. I have a theory that edemame should replace popcorn in all popcorn-worthy circumstances. I feel like I would much rather sit and watch a movie with a bowl of edemame in front of me (obviously, a smaller, empty bowl handy also for the skins). I feel that would be far more gooder better in every way.