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RE: Eating Natto

Postby two_heads_talking » Thu 04.12.2007 10:33 am

Harisenbon wrote:
PsychoSP wrote:
hiwa wrote: Natto could help maintain your health if you eat it daily.

Yeah, but why bother? An apple a day works the same magic. ;)


I'm allergic to apples. An apple a day would probably kill me. ;)


what's the harm in that? :o
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RE: Eating Natto

Postby PsychoSP » Thu 04.12.2007 11:18 am

Yes, I'm sure the stuff is peerless in its health benefits. :@

Of course, I also heard awhile back it could help you lose weight.

Not that I'm a doubter. If all I were allowed to eat was natto, I'd lose a pound a day.
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RE: Eating Natto

Postby two_heads_talking » Thu 04.12.2007 3:41 pm

if you ate natto all the time, they would throw you out of Wyoming.. Cowboys like beans, but not fermented ones.. only fermented stuff cowboys like is hops and barley.. hehe
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RE: Eating Natto

Postby saikyo » Wed 04.18.2007 7:33 am

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Foreign kids in Japan hate it too! I love this photo. A neighbor kids mom attacked her with natto. Gross.
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RE: Eating Natto

Postby Yudan Taiteki » Wed 04.18.2007 8:56 am

But see, she's doing it wrong. Mix it in with that rice over on the right.
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RE: Eating Natto

Postby Oyaji » Wed 04.18.2007 9:13 am

I agree with hiwa: mixed with a little soy sauce, green onion, and wasabi, natto is good. Having said that, it is still forbidden at our dinner table when I'm home because of the smell. Sometimes when I come home after dinnertime I can immediately tell that my family has eaten natto. The whole house smells worse than when my sons leave their gym socks laying around after basketball practice. :p
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RE: Eating Natto

Postby Dehitay » Wed 04.18.2007 5:16 pm

dang, the underside and overside of the hands holding those chopsticks has a awkward difference in color that distracts me from the rest of the picture
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RE: Eating Natto

Postby AussieB » Wed 04.18.2007 6:44 pm

hiwa wrote:
Except for some unlucky countries including UK and US, nation has its tradition of fermented proteinous food in which a part of protein is decomposed into its constituent amino acids giving both its characteristic taste and smell.


It's true - we Aussies have VEGEMITE :D
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RE: Eating Natto

Postby hiwa » Wed 04.18.2007 9:35 pm

> Foreign kids in Japan hate it too! I love this photo.
From the photo, serving is wrong. Throw away feed for a stray dog? It's almost terrible and doesn't make a decent dish in a meal which should be a culture of human being. Even me, if I am a kid, would becom natto hater if it is served like this.

Kids love hot rice mixed with natto and a raw egg + soy sauce.

A general conclusion for the current state of TJP: your handling of natto and Japanese grammar is awfully wrong by making them tasteless and hard to swallow.
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RE: Eating Natto

Postby two_heads_talking » Thu 04.19.2007 3:44 pm

Oyaji wrote:
I agree with hiwa: mixed with a little soy sauce, green onion, and wasabi, natto is good. Having said that, it is still forbidden at our dinner table when I'm home because of the smell. Sometimes when I come home after dinnertime I can immediately tell that my family has eaten natto. The whole house smells worse than when my sons leave their gym socks laying around after basketball practice. :p


oyaji, isn't that the traditional way to eat natto? with what you mentioned?

and eating natto one bean at a time is like eating rice one grain at a time.. there is a reason that Japanese rice is a bit sticky.. and natto is as well.. rofl :o
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RE: Eating Natto

Postby aKuMu » Mon 05.07.2007 8:30 am

Just now I've taken the last bite from my なっとう. Just ate it with からし and しょうゆ.
Somehow it smelled and tasted almost like peanut butter... Old.. peanut butter..

But I expected it to be a lot more worse.

Good thing was I had a bowl of らーめん beside it.
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RE: Eating Natto

Postby coco » Tue 05.08.2007 3:14 am

Somehow it smelled and tasted almost like peanut butter... Old.. peanut butter..

:o :D :D
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どれだけピーナツバターが古くなると、納豆のような味になるのか知りたい。
納豆のようなピーナツバターを食べたとき、具合が悪くなりませんでしたか?
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RE: Eating Natto

Postby aKuMu » Tue 05.08.2007 7:18 am

cocoさん
古いピーナツバターが食べませんけど、古いピーナツバターは変な味がしたと思う。
僕はピーナツバターが好きじゃないだから味が善く知らない。
でもぜったいに悪趣味になると思う :o
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RE: Eating Natto

Postby coco » Wed 05.09.2007 8:35 am

なるほど。 :) たしかAkuMuさんは化学に詳しい方だったと記憶しているので
An article says there are 65 ingredients of scents in なっとう.
One of the ingredients, which name is a Diacetyl(ジアセチル), is also main scent ingredient of butter. According to the article, some ingredients of fatty acids cause bad smells of なっとう. Especially one of fatty acid, an Iso-Valeric acid, is awful. They say that is a same scent ingredient with a smelly feet. .

I never noticed a similarity of scent between なっとう and peanuts butter.
I am going to find an old peanut butter in order to force my friends to eat it. :D

If you( not AKuMuさん) like peanut butter, なっとう toast would not be that terrible.
http://erecipe.woman.excite.co.jp/kantan/0401/0284.html

As Harisenbon-san says, taste become milder by adding heat. Instead of filling your house with with fatty acid's scent.

AkuMuさんの行きつけのラーメン屋さんのメニューにチャーハン(炒飯)があるなら、お店の人に「納豆チャーハン」(←)を作ってもらえないかどうか訊いてみるのもいいかもしれません。 :)
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RE: Eating Natto

Postby two_heads_talking » Wed 05.09.2007 10:04 am

cocosan, as much as I like peanut butter, and have eaten natto, I find it hard to find any similarities between the two. they don't smell the same. They don't taste the same.

However, I do like the fact that you mentioned heat. It seems that heated natto is not so offensive to the nose. :D
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