3000 year old miracle food21 October, 2010 by Chad
Infamous for its pungent odor, Natto is commonly compared to China’s Smelly Tofu. The fermented soybeans are a traditional staple that is commonly seen on Japanese menus. It’s also readily available in supermarkets and can be found packaged like this.
Natto can be eaten plain but also goes well with rice. It is an acquired taste, even in Japan. But those who do manage to get past the initial impression are soon converted. Those who swear by Natto benefit from a host of proven health benefits.
Despite the strong smell, it doesn’t taste quite as bad as most would expect. In fact it has a savory flavor that is quite similar to Vegemite. And anyone who has spent any time in Auzzie should have no problem with Natto.
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