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Natto? Do you like it?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 04, 2012 at 1:01 AM

So I finally found a store that carries Natto...and I found it to be incredibly boring. Sorry to those who love it, but compared to sour cream, kombucha, or sauerkraut I'm trying to figure out if I need to spice it up some how.

Any suggestions?

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on January 04, 2012
at 04:28 PM

Haha - stinky stuff- no I'll pass!

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on January 04, 2012
at 03:19 AM

This is similar to how I eat it, using crispy veg like cucumber to kind of scoop it up.

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on January 04, 2012
at 03:16 AM

That is similar to how I eat it. I like scoop it up with crunchy veg, really like with cucumber.

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on January 04, 2012
at 02:20 AM

Yeah, it's still an *cough* acquired taste ...

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on January 04, 2012
at 02:10 AM

Sounds good. That'll help!!

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on January 04, 2012
at 01:52 AM

Thx, got a good laugh re a couple of comments. Fortunately I like the stringy goo...I just hate boring.

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on January 04, 2012
at 01:03 AM

Check out http://paleohacks.com/questions/84454/natt-would-you-eat-it

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on January 04, 2012
at 01:20 AM

Standard (even for Japanese (and when you buy it in Japanese markets, you get two packets included in each serving)) is to stir in a bit of hot mustard and soy sauce. Make sure your mustard isn't using flour for thickener and substitute coconut aminos or your choice for the soy sauce and you should be good to go.

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(4878)

on January 04, 2012
at 02:10 AM

Sounds good. That'll help!!

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on January 04, 2012
at 03:19 AM

This is similar to how I eat it, using crispy veg like cucumber to kind of scoop it up.

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on January 04, 2012
at 03:16 AM

That is similar to how I eat it. I like scoop it up with crunchy veg, really like with cucumber.

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on January 04, 2012
at 01:26 AM

NO. OH GOD NO. THE HORROR.

8508fec4bae4a580d1e1b807058fee8e

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on January 04, 2012
at 04:28 PM

Haha - stinky stuff- no I'll pass!

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(2923)

on January 04, 2012
at 02:20 AM

Yeah, it's still an *cough* acquired taste ...

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on January 07, 2014
at 10:09 PM

Some people just naturally like the taste of natto (some even love it). Often those who naturally like strong, complex flavors like strong cheese are those who like it. Part of what puts people off is the slimy texture, but that can be cut by things like making it with daikon radish. Another problem is the smell. There is often an amonia like smell which is a result of incomplete break down of the soy protein. If you are making your own natto, you can make a point, especially at first, of not letting it ferment so long that it gets this smell. The Japanese used to prefer very strong tasting natto, but their tastes are changing and more mild natto is gaining in popularity. Small black soybeans make a milder natto and used to be shunned, but are gaining in popularity. It is important to start slowly and build up first your tolerance for the taste, then your acceptance and finally your craving. It can be surprising how quickly this process works if you eat it every day. The benefits of natto are so great, it is well worth the effort. You can learn more about making natto at:

http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/nattosupport/info

/Jon

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