Sunday, October 01, 2006

#151 Natto

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#21 Natto

Natto is made from fermented soybeans.

It usually comes in a little square polystyrene container.

But it also comes in round containers. And sometimes in other shapes too, like a triangle.

This is the natto section in the supermarket.

There are many kinds – big beans, small beans, whole beans, crushed beans, organic beans, GE free beans, beans from different parts of Japan and China ...

Natto is usually eaten on rice.
It’s not hard to prepare. Just open the packet. You use these mysterious packets inside ... or you can throw them away and use soy sauce like me. Then mix. And put it on the rice.

It’s really sticky so you’ll probably end up with sticky stuff on your fingers, around your mouth, flying through the air ...

Lots of people eat natto for breakfast. But I usually eat it for dinner. Usually on rice ... but in other ways too like sushi, salad, pasta ... but that’s another story.