Natto is cheap yet very healthy, and is a great source of protein. When eaten together, rice and soybeans provide all the essential amino acids that the human body needs. I usually have two packs (45 g x 2 = 90 g) of natto every morning, together with rice, miso soup, and other okazu (side dishes).
納豆は安い割にはとても健康に良く、また素晴らしいタンパク源です。ご飯と大豆を一緒に食べれば、人間が必要な必須アミノ酸をすべて摂ることができます。私は普段、毎朝、納豆を２パック(45 g x 2 = 90 g)をご飯、味噌汁、その他のおかずと一緒に食べています。
Here are some examples of natto:
I like the one on the right the best, because it's the cheapest where I live, and the package design is normal.
Here are two other examples:
Another example from the same manufacturer:
I did a little experiment: I put two packs of natto in the freeze for a whole day, thawed them completely, and had them.
And, finally, here is one example of hikiwari natto:
August 26, 2011
Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom)
A fascinating and informative post. I have a strange relationship with natto. I think I have already told you about it. I bought it only once (there is only one brand -no name - in my shop) and haven't mixed with anything. I thought the aroma was promising (reminding me of French smelly cheese), but I found the taste disappointingly bland.
Reading your post I have just decided I will buy it once more and mix with mustard, soy sauce and chopped leek. Then I will make my second opinion.
I must admit I love the sliminess and it makes me laugh people find it disgusting ;-)
I learned Natto smells like Harzer Cheese and it tastes nearly the same (some call Harzer disgusting rotten lowfat milk, but it is pure protein and healthy). So it is something I would fancy. Sadly natto is so special there is no way to buy it - wether online nor in shops around here. We may think global but have to stick local. You cannot buy Harzer in japan and so it is fair enough (laugh). Natto is on my "must try list" for the big japan journey next year.
Sissi: This morning, I mixed two packs of natto with lots of boiled and chopped okra.
You are exceptinal, right? I know a lot of people hate natto because of its slimy texture.
The little experiment I did was meant for you. I have confirmed that freezing does not affect the flavor but affects the texture.
Kiki: I found this video:
I've never heard of Harzer cheese!
Japan next year?! You must have a long, long list of things you want to try!!
Hiroyuki: This video was great. So Harzer cheese is おいし. But she should get rid of all the tin in her face.
Yes, I have a huge list of to dos in japan. First of all I would like to speak more japanese so talking about food may help (laugh).
Hiroyuki, thank you for remembering my experience with frozen natto. I'm impressed by your memory!
I find the texture funny and remember one episode of Shinya Shokudo with the couple who loved natto. It was really funny, but I suppose disgusting for many Europeans.
I don't know if I'm exceptional, but it takes much more than sliminess or strong smell to put me off a food product! I always say food is the only field where I'm adventurous in my life!
Kiki, Harzer cheese looks like the only smelly cheese which is low-fat and low-calorie at the same time! (It is advised on many diet websites). I suppose it might be found in the German-speaking Switzerland... I must have a look next time I travel there.
I enjoy natto very much! Apparently, my grandmother (who was from Sapporo) used to eat natto, but my mother hates it! I like to mix my natto with a raw egg, then eat it on top of rice. I have 3 packs of natto in the fridge, it's the first time I've frozen it, but after reading your post I know what to expect now.
muskrat: As I mentioned somewhere, my sister's husband is from Osaka, and hated natto before they got married. Now he likes it!
Post a Comment