Easy & Healthy Recipes that Make Natto Taste Good

As you know, natto is a superfood packed with nutrients such as minerals, vitamins, dietary fibers, and protein,

and from the everyday intake of the food, you can expect health benefits as follows.

Natto Fermented Soybeans

  • Eating the right amount of natto every day helps you live a long life.
  • Those who constantly eat natto can lower the risk of stroke by about 30 percent.
  • Natto helps prevent arteriosclerosis.
  • Natto inhibits the increase of glucose levels in the blood and helps prevent diabetes and dementia.
  • Natto makes bones strong.
  • Natto is effective in preventing cancer.
  • Natto adjusts the intestinal environment.
  • Natto is effective in avoiding O157 infection.

(Reference Page: Gendai Ismedia)

How to Make Natto Taste Good

But since natto has a slimy consistency and peculiar smell, in reality, it is either loved or hated. 

As you can see in the above, the food is an excellent source of nutrients bringing you various benefits, so it is a shame to give up.

If you dislike natto but somehow can eat it, one of the best ways to make you able to consume it may be flavoring the beans with something savory or aromatic.

And here, let me introduce two Japanese ways for those who want to know how to make natto taste good.

One is Yuzu Miso Natto, and the other is Kimchi Natto. And here are the recipes. 

Yuzu Miso Natto

Yuzu Miso NattoSource: cookpad.com

Yuzu Miso Natto (1 serving)
Ingredients Quantity
Natto One pack
Yuzu Miso 1-1.5 teaspoon
Ground sesame seeds As you like
  1. Put Yuzu Miso on natto instead of soy sauce.
  2. And add ground sesame seeds.
  3. Mix all the ingredients well and enjoy the Yuzu Miso Natto with plain white rice.

Kimchi Natto

Natto Kimchi

Kimchi Natto (1 serving)
Ingredients Quantity
Natto One pack
Kimchi Korean pickles As much as you like
Katsuobushi bonito flakes As you like
Chopped green onions As you like
  1. Put all the ingredients in a small bowl and mix them up.
  2. Enjoy the Kimchi Natto with a warm bowl of rice!


Hi, I'm Tomo, a Japanese blogger living in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. For the purpose of enriching your life, I would like to introduce things about Japan on this blog, especially unique Japanese products, cooking recipes, cultures, and facts and trivia.

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