Natto Recipe: a Regular Natto Dish

Natto, fermented soybeans, is the king of superfoods in my opinion, and I recommend it highly in my book The Ikigai Diet.

Okay, that’s good to hear, but how do we eat it?

So, today, I will tell you how to eat Natto.

I usually make Natto myself, but today, I will show you how to make a Natto dish from Natto you can buy at a store.


It is in a package like that.


Inside, there are soy sauce and mustard, but you don’t have to use them.


I use the ones I have at home.

The typical way of eating Natto is with spring onions, soy sauce, and Japanese mustard called Karashi.


This is a spring onion called Negi. You don’t have it in the West. The closest one you have is a leek. You can use leeks, too.


You slice Negi into small pieces like that.


Then you open the Natto package.


Next, you put Karashi on the Natto.


After that, pour soy sauce on them.


Then, you mix them together.


You move the Natto into a bowl, unless you want to eat it directly from the package.


Next, you sprinkle the sliced Negi on the Natto.


You mix the Negi and the Natto.


That’s it. Negi Natto is made. Usually, we eat it with rice, miso soup, and pickles.

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