on March 23, 2014
at 03:15 AM
I never ate natto until a year ago. I heard such bad things about its taste and smell that I just assumed I wouldn't be able to handle it! (I don't eat things like blue cheese or foie gras.)
It took about a week to get used to its gooey texture, but I had no problems with the taste. It has a nutty flavour and smell, with a slight cheese aftertaste (that can be a bit off putting at first).
Now when I check out people eating natto on YouTube, it all seems rather bizarre. Perhaps they're eating an extremely potent type of natto I've yet to encounter??
I usually eat it right out of the package (45 grams) with a dab of included mustard. It's like eating a handful of K2 supplements, but probably much better.
on March 22, 2014
at 10:27 PM
Glad you asked. Dressed with olive oil and herbed salt, with rice (more often) or cold potatoes, olives (more often) or sprouts, boiled eggs (more often) or sardines, and perhaps krauts or an avocado. A big, satisfactory breakfast and sometimes enough to skip lunch. At night I prefer meat because it is lighter on my digestion. Presumably in summer I will add other things, such as chopped tomatoes or sautéed peppers, and I think most savory veggies go well with natto (preserved artichokes for example)