Monday, June 04, 2018


Have been trying to work natto into my diet, but cannot get past the stinkiness.

I think I found a brand from Gunma that isn't stinky.

I like that they just wrap it in a thick piece of paper, or maybe it is a thin piece of bamboo leaf...they also don't include any Japanese mustard or sauce, so you can control how you eat it and what you eat it with.

The other morning, I masked the natto with some kim chee, a little sesame oil and a little shoyu.

I know natto isn't everyone's "thing", but I think I'll be eating natto this way for now.


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Alan said...

I love natto. My mother liked it but my dad hated it. But I love it and could eat it all the time. It is an acquired taste, but you gotta like salty and funky flavors.

Kalin's Mommy said...

Hmmm, no smell huh? Maybe, just maybe I could give it a try, LOL...NOT! I think the sliminess gets to me too?

KirkK said...

I'm probably in the minority; but I like the smell of natto. It always brings back "small kid time" memories for me.

Anonymous said...

i first learned to eat it as a natto omelette that a local style restaurant used to serve. Lots of ketchup and tabasco on the egg did wonders LOL.
I like the shiso flavored natto the best, but I think it has a lot of msg. I will try your style with kimchee. sounds good!

Anonymous said...

It's not healthier, but you might like it. I buy those already chopped up nato and add that wet nori in a bottle, an egg, the package mustard and some tsukemono and mix. So tasty. Much easier to eat. -lance

Rowena said...

I've never tried natto, but have heard all the funky stuff about it.

K and S said...

I hope you find a type of natto that you can eat, Tomomi.

I guess I don't like all funky Alan...

lol Mich, a friend on Instagram said you should rinse the sliminess away :)

interesting Kirk :)

like kim chee, you shouldn't "cook" natto, V, you lose all the fermented goodness :)

Actually, Lance, a TV show here said that the chopped up version is healthier :)

Take care everyone!

K and S said...

Hope you get a chance to try it Rowena.

Take care.

Anonymous said...

Didn't know that, about cooking natto. Oh well, I just toast my pizzas just enough so the cheese melts. But if even that destroys the benefits, why bother, LOL.
That natto omelet seemed to be just a flat scrambled egg with natto folded into the middle so that might still be okay.

K and S said...

V, you could add it just before eating, though the natto would be cold & pizza hot

Take care.