Since I’m on this newfound Pescatarian path, I’ve been exploring more options and things I haven’t tried before. I don’t want to just eat a salad every single day. I want to give myself more variety. Something I’ve seen was natto and I’ve always been curious to try it but just seeing it all mixed together with rice and a raw egg doesn’t look that appealing to me. Today I ventured off to the market and bought some. I bought two different brands since there was only 3-4 other brands I believe. I decided to test out this single packet since the other brand I bought comes in a packet bundle of 3. I know it’s a traditional Japanese breakfast, but I didn’t know what to make for dinner so why not? I made some soup as a back up to help me wash down the natto in case I don’t like it. So glad I did lol. The soup was definitely a life saver. I have to say natto is definitely an acquired taste. There was something about the taste of it. It tasted kinda familiar, but it was kinda gross lol. I decided to try it without a raw egg and see if I would like it. Nope haha. I totally forgot to add some seaweed with it but I don’t think that seaweed would’ve helped as a topping. I was already forcing myself to finish it since I hate wasting food. I was scooping large spoon fulls of this and immediately having it with my soup to wash it down. What’s worse was that I was taking my time to eat it and it doesn’t help that I’m a slow eater, so my bowl got cold. I was dreading finishing it but glad I didn’t waste it. I think the next time I try it I’m gonna try it with a raw egg and see how that goes. I saw a recipe where you can make fried rice with natto. That’s another possible option I can try because I’m quite standoffish about the whole raw egg thing. I’m hoping the other brand tastes better. This is something I need to get used to and experiment with some more. :p


5 thoughts on “Natto

  1. Hmm kinda looks like miso paste that isn’t mashed yet. You could also just go with regular beans. Black beans with garlic are great with rice.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s