Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Grotesque foods 1: Natto

As an introduction to some of the foodstuffs I may mention in the course of these adventures (and so one can see just how disturbing a trip out of doors can be in this country), I feel I should share with you a picture of one of Japan's more infamous foods, Natto. The full description of this Natto will hopefully be posted on Emma's blog shortly, since these pictures were taken during her (recent, surprisingly) obligatory first experience of this loathsome stuff. Let it suffice to say for now that it is nutty, slimy and slippery all at once, and best avoided.


Blogger Cracklypork said...

Ew ew ew ew ew - the father of the host family I stayed with in Kyoto, 15 years ago, loved to eat these stinky disgusting things. Looked like a cup of runny boogers.

7:42 AM  
Anonymous ひろき said...

Natto smells owful but tasts triffic!!
Stuart!I really love Natto!!!!
But on TV ,there is a natto problem.

12:49 AM  
Blogger Sir S said...

Mr. Hiroki, perhaps soon Miss E will blog about her Natto experience - it was much worse than mine. It made her very sick...

The natto problem was not just on TV!

3:12 PM  

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