Nattō (Fermented Soy Beans) is a traditional Japanese food. I love it and I often eat it for lunch. I know many people hate it because of its smell and slimy texture, but many people are interested in Nattō and want to eat it for health benefits. I recommend to choose Nattō made of small Soy Beans, and mix with something you like. Spicy food such as Kimchi goes well with Nattō. Try my ‘Spicy Natto & Avocado Rice Bowl’ OR ‘Natto, Kimchi & Egg Rice Bowl’. Here is another suggestion for you to try.


1 Serving


1 container Nattō *with sauce and mustard

3cm Cucumber
1 pinch Salt OR 1/2 teaspoon Soy Sauce
Takuan (Pickled Daikon) OR Daikon Kimchi *Today I used both.
Finely chopped Spring Onion
Toasted Sesame Seeds
1 serving Cooked Rice

  1. Cut Cucumber into small cubes and place in a small bowl. Add Salt OR Soy Sauce, and mix well.
  2. Cut Takuan (Pickled Daikon) OR Daikon Kimchi into small cubes and add to the Cucumber. Add Spring Onion as well.
  3. Mix Nattō with the sauce and mustard that are most likely included in the container, and add to the bowl. Mix to combine. You may wish to add extra Soy Sauce.
  4. Half fill a bowl with hot cooked rice and cover with the Nattō mixture. Sprinkle with some Toasted Sesame Seeds and enjoy.