Set your sights on something delicious because it is time, once again, for Anime Recipes from Honey’s Anime! Each week we are bringing you more and more food. This season, though ,with Isekai Shokudou on air, we are doing double time as there are just so many dishes that it is hard to resist. This week is a bit different. We are introducing the super sticky, super smelly, superfood, nattou. Nattou is a very polarizing dish within Japan and even moreso among the non-Japanese who live there. You know when you are looking at something with nattou because the smell will tell you.
Nattou are soybeans that are fermented to the point that they are slimy and sticky. However, they then become a superfood. Up until the Taisho period, it was actually rather complicated to make nattou before there was a scientific breakthrough in the study of bacteria. Now, it is widely consumed. The most common way is usually on rice with breakfast and a raw egg. Yes, that is right. A raw egg. It is very sticky as well, too. It was why it was so interesting when the Elves try it and Fardania enjoys it. This then spurs her on to learn more about these sticky beans.
Nattou Spaghetti from Isekai Shokudou
What You Will Need:
Make a small amount! Do not be brave and think that you can stomach this because you are some super human being. A lot of people change their tunes very quickly once the beans actually make it into their mouths. There are the texture, the smell, and the taste to brave through before you enjoy these smelly beans so be careful!
How to Cook It:
1Cook your pasta first. Al dente is best to make sure that it has some texture. Add salt to the water.
2Combine the nattou, sliced onions, egg, and mentsuuyu together in a bowl and mix together well.
3Heat some oil up in a frying pan.
4Add in the nattou mixture you just made and begin to stir fry it a bit. You do need it to be warm and cooked.
5Once that is done, place your spaghetti in a bowl or on a plate and top with the nattou mixture right out of the frying pan.
6Now, either mix it or leave it as is, and top with the shredded seaweed.
(Note: You don’t want to overcook it, but do be sure to cook the nattou with the egg for a minute or two in the frying pan. )