“To know a country is to eat the food of the country”
Somehow food reflects the character gives you the insight of taste preference, life style, etc of a country, that’s why food is part of culture learning and for sure it’s fun, isn’t it?
I bet you know Japanese food, starting from sushi, tempura, soba, udon, ramen, sukiyaki to snacks like dorayaki, takoyaki, and so on..
But have you ever tasted Natto? ^^
Well, I believe some of you know and some don’t..
Back in 2007, in the summer camp I got the chance to know what Natto is.. I didn’t have any appetite and unwilling to take it, and somehow the American guy sat beside me, eating it deliciously..
Wanna see how it looks like? Here, we go..
While you know Japanese obtained their protein manually from fish and soybeans.. And natto is a kind of it. As the traditional Japanese food made by adding yeast known as nattokinase to boiled soybeans and allowing them fermented, it is commonly eaten for breakfast in Japan.
It is sticky and has strong smell and taste. Because of the smell, some people dislike eating natto, and particularly the foreigners.
I remember one day when Mimi invited for French breakfast with variety of cheese, a lot of Japanese dislike it. And she simply told them that’s how the foreigners dislike natto. LOL.
But, natto is known as a nutritious food in Japan, good source of protein and vitamin B2, which keeps your skin young. Natto is also rich in vitamin K2, which is helpful in preventing osteoprosis.
The popularity of natto has been increasing in recent years. It’s easy to get, cheap, and convenient.. What you need to do is mixing it with soy sauce (was already provided in the pack) and serve on the top of boiled rice..
And now, I confess that I had acquired the taste and love natto so muchhhhh… It’s no longer become sth to dread for.. have a try on it when you get the chance! *wink wink*