Thursday, May 29, 2008

Click Beans and Lentils : Nattou (なっとう)


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In my first few months in Japan, a good Japanese friend of mine invite me to try natou. It is one of favourite food among Japanese. When I first looked at it, I could not stand the powerful smell and sticky-shape which of course it did not invite my appetite at all.


Nattō (納豆?) is a traditional Japanese food made from fermented soybeans, popular especially for breakfast. As a rich source of protein, nattō and the soybean paste miso formed a vital source of nutrition in feudal Japan. For some, nattō can be an acquired taste due to its powerful smell, strong flavor, and sticky consistency. In Japan nattō is most popular in the eastern regions, including Kantō, Tōhoku, and Hokkaido.
Source : Wikipedia

Natou is sold in any supermarket. Very cheap, it is usually boxed in small stryrofoam cup. It is made of soya beans which is fermented in such a way very much like Indonesian's tempe. Most Japanese will have natou along with raw egg, onion leaves and of course soy sauce and some will put wasabi on top.

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Despite the look and bad smell, natou is rich in protein and very nutritious. So it must be good for your body. You should try natou when you come to Japan ! This natou presentation is my entry to the " Click " event hosted by Jai and Bee, which this month's theme is Beans and Lentils.

21 comments:

MiNDY said...

bagus bow. yg pertama warnanya asik.

gw mao ikutan tapi masih belum puas ama hasil yg gw foto² kemaren

Vin said...

keren!

bee said...

beautiful click!

busylittlebee said...

since i love to eat, i dont mind to give it a try als!
It can tell from your picture which looks so yummy *wink

dwiana said...

lah gw dikasih juga mau nih elsye. lo yee kalau foto itu lightingnya bikin gw jealous. selalu bagus.

great shot!

sefa firdaus said...

rasanya kayak apa ya Els?
fotonya cakep.. semoga menang lagi, amin

gue gak ikutan click, lagi males :D

delhibelle said...

Hi,
Great picture!
Natto is one of the few Japanese foods which despite several attempts, I still have not started appreciating, even though I like tempeh.
In your picture,it looks more like yummy cheesy beans though:)

Ti said...

aku baru kirim foto buat kompetisi lho Mba...

Ayin said...

makin canggih aja ibu ini...

Lina W. said...

cantiik photonya say..

Ine Sena said...

duh... kangen deh makan ini. walo pertama ngerasain sempet jijay liat penampakannya, tapi sumpeh... ngangenin. aromanya itu lho, hahaha... smoga menang ya mbak. ganbatte ne..!

Elsye said...

to mindy : sengkiyuuu say..punya jij juga owwkehhhh...:D

to vin : thankss Vinn..:D

to Bee : thankss Bee :D

to ira : ehmmm you should try Ra..:P maybe you can stand the powerfull smell of it...qiqiiqiq...*bau banget raaa..pussyiinggg*

to dwi : beneran nih loe mau...qiqiqi :P..lighting seperti biasa gue pake cahaya alami sama alas kompor gue..wakakakak...sengkiyuuu ya say :D

to sefa : rasanya aneh banget deh Fa..loe mesti coba kalo kesini..qiqiqiqi...thankss darl..

to delhibelle : thanks for stopping by :D, i started have nattou last year :D just because friend of mine insist me to try it...hahahah... :D, in my pic, its look like yummy...but its not...hahahah

to ti : maju terus ti :D

to ayin ; sengkiyuuu jengg..:D

to mbak lina : makasih mbak :D

to ine : qiqiqi emang ajaib baunya Ne gue aja teler makannya..:P

Arfi Binsted said...

bakal dapet lagi nih kayaknya sye hehehe good luck ya!

Elsye said...

thanks mbak..:D

Shinta said...

mbak Elsyeee... foto natto-nya keren banget! :twothumbs: Bikin ngiler deh ngeliatnya :p

Lilandra said...

Hi. I just saw your picture in click. It's really nice. I like the colours and the stickiness and...well I wanna try it :-)

Elsye said...

to shinta : makasih shin :D

to lilandra : thanks for dropping by...and thanks for comment :D

sure, you should try nattou when you come to japan :D

sefa firdaus said...

Elsyeeeeeeeeeee... doa gue terkabul (alhamdulillah)
elo menang lagi say, second winner!
selamat ya darling *hugs*

Nuzulia said...

Elsyeee.... kangeeennnn.. Kemana aja? Sibuk masak n moto ya? Tobs banged emang si ibu satu ini.

Tp, ngeliat foto nato itu, sumpah deh Els (maap beribu maap nih), gw langsung mual. Jadi inget waktu pertama dan sekali-kalinya makan itu. Gw acungin 20 jempol deh buat lo yang udah bisa makan itu makanan super aneh. Hehehe...

Elsye said...

to sefa : thanksss darlinggg..:P

to mbak ully : embyyerr sibuk moto nih gue ama masak..wkakakka, ga sih, sibuk less jepun :P

wakakakak...gue sekarang doyan deh mbak asal jangan dikasih telor mentah, gue pernah coba langsung eneg :(((

Andrie Anne said...

Waaaaaaa ternyata teman2 banyak ya yg ikutan Click! Jd penasaran. Pgn ikutan juga. Belajar lah paling ngga dari sana. N ternyata dirimu juara nya Click! Waaaa SELAMAT ya b..hebringg...:-)