Natto: Good or Bad?
Do you enjoy the traditional Japanese food of fermented soy beans? Most westerns hate it, but recently, I've come to find the good points of it. Do any other people like natto? How do you usually prepare it? A lot of my co-workers just said to eat it with rice, haha.
I never enjoyed natto until I started eating it about a year ago, mostly for the health benefits (fermented foods are great!). I like mine over rice, but I also top it with avocado and somtimes strips of dried nori and then a drizzle of soy sauce. A bit rich and filling but a surprisingly good snack. I have learned, however, that I only enjoy the smaller beaned natto, as opposed to Kyushu natto, which has much larger beans.
Natto is one of those things that I don't particularly hate and I would eat it if presented to me but I wouldn't go out of my way to buy it. Sometimes natto can be stinky but I recently had natto that isn't and has quite a mild taste. If you put some seasoning on it like the packets of seasoning that usually comes with the natto, it can actually taste pretty okay. For me, I would eat natto for its health benefits. It is a wonderful probiotic and a food that boosts overall health so go for it! :)