Butler Soy Curls, 8 oz. Bags (Pack of 6)

(9 customer reviews)


  • Gluten Free
  • Vegan
  • Non GMO
  • Contains the Whole Soybean
  • 100% Natural
  • 6-pack of 8 oz bags
SKU: 1BBA5570 Categories: ,
Is Discontinued By Manufacturer


Package Dimensions

12.6 x 8.6 x 4.5 inches, 3 Pounds




Butler Foods

9 reviews for Butler Soy Curls, 8 oz. Bags (Pack of 6)

  1. Christian

    With just a little practice, we have learned to make the most delicious curls ever! [ NOTE: Buying the 6 8oz-bags on this website is the same price as at the Butler Curl website ($29, both including shipping). However, the 12lb bulk box is WAY cheaper on their website ($99 here or $62 on Butler’s site, including shipping)! ]

    Because they’re in the freezer, I soak them a little longer than the package says. But DON’T soak them until they’re soft! That’s too long – trust me. You want them slightly firm & just a little squeezable. Next, strain and squeeze out all of the water. You can do this ahead of time so you can marinate your curls for longer. Add a little water to make it a runnier marinade & squeeze it a few times, letting it marinate, sit, squeeze out, marinate, sit, squeeze out.. until you’re ready. Then squeeze one last time & pour off the excess liquid. Voila!

    For example: an easy way to marinade is to put squeezed curls into glass container. Pour on soy sauce, vegan Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, a little agave and a ton of spice. Close, shake and let sit until you’re ready to cook. (Try any flavor combination! We’ve seasoned these in so many different ways. Don’t be afraid to experiment.)

    How to cook: place in cast iron skillet in a single layer. You can use a little oil if you want but it’s not necessary if your pan is seasoned. No need to turn a bunch of times or do anything crazy. They’re kind of a throw-them-on-your-cast-iron-skillet-and-forget-it kind of food… almost. Just let it brown on one side while you get the rest of your meal together. Flip once or twice to brown all sides. That’s it!

    Wow. So easy and so delicious. Seriously.. You will never want to eat another brand of veg protein thingies and you certainly don’t need to eat any dead animals. These magic curls are filling, delicious & exploding with protein. We always always always have them on hand. (We buy the huge box now! Just store in a cold, dark cabinet.)

  2. J

    Product was expired when received. Today is December 27th and the expiration date is 12/12/18

  3. D. Harnadek

    Got them fast. They are excellent. I reordered them

  4. BicyclingVegan

    These soy curls changed my life! The texture is so good. After rehydration, I pan fried them and then added some Korean BBQ sauce, chili garlic sauce, and broccoli, and it was as good or better than any Asian takeout I’ve had in a long time, vegetarian or not!!

  5. J

    I first bought two packs to sample over the winter, and fell in love with them instantly. Months beforehand I came across them on youtube somehow(via the InstaPot series) and thought they looked interesting enough to try. I wanted to try new vegan recipes even though I’m not vegan myself. It’s just nice to switch things up every so often with my cooking/diet.

    The first recipe I tried was char siu soy curls. I used a char siu seasoning pack, purchased from my local Asian market, to marinade about a half of cup of soy curls. I also added warm water and soy sauce. Afterwards, I let the curls soak for about 15-20 minutes while turning them every so often. I squeezed the curls out before sauteing them in sesame oil on high heat until browned. I made a light sweet and sour sauce to drizzle over the curls before sauteing them again. The end result was so delicious~ Tender, yet crispy and full of flavor. Tasted just like char siu pork.You can see it in the attached pictures.

    Since then I made; battered strips for dipping, crispy sweet and sour, sauteed ‘fish'(with kelp/fish seasoning) w/rice, bbq and sandwiches. I wasn’t able to take pictures of everything, but I attached what I could. I loved how I was able to make so much from just two bags.
    However, I do plan to buy them in bulk(on the butler foods website because it’s at least 40 some odd dollars cheaper than on amazon) next to try even more recipes.

  6. BicyclingVegan

    These things are awesome. I made a vegan “chik’n” soup with them, and they really do taste like chicken. They are like tofu in the way they absorb the flavor of whatever you put them in (it doesn’t taste like tofu), but the Soy Curls absorb flavor way better & faster than tofu does. If you don’t overcook them, they have a nice chewy texture, reminiscent of chicken. If you do overcook them, they are still just as delicious, just softer in texture. I will be buying again & again. These are fantastic! I love that they are packed with protein as well. I highly recommend.

    EDIT: It’s now 4+ years later & I’m still cooking with these with regularity. These are by far my favorite vegan meat replacement.

  7. Christian

    We ordered these a couple weeks ago and went to use them today and realized there was a bug in the packaging. Was super excited to try them but in the trash it goes. 🙁

  8. Andrew thelongdivider

    These have been my primary source of protein for about half a year. They taste amazing when prepared correctly and are substantially cheaper than buying meat or tofu from the grocery store.

    What I would recommend is not preparing them the way that it is indicated on the package. Submerging them in water for 10 minutes simply fills them with water. The strategy that I moved onto was putting a lot of spices into a bowl atop the curls. Then adding things like hot sauce, or soy sauce, or Worcestershire, or what ever your heart desires. Finally, add a little bit of water (do NOT submerge) and allow the curls to soak up the contents. You can add water in small bursts to continue the absorption process until the curls have the desired amount of hydration.

    I have moved on to buying them directly from Butler in their very large “bulk” packaging, but I still strongly recommend this product in any facet.

  9. Courtney

    I wanted to use these to make vegan jerky but unfortunately they arrived crushed. Each of the three bags was unusable. It was a complete waste of money.

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