I have been watching Japanese television and listening to Japanese popular music over the past 2 years in hope to learn the language. Well, I have picked up quite a bit -- and not just the language but the culture too.
One thing that has always had me curious about was a Japanese food called natto. I wanted to give it a try -- and just my luck I was in the local Asian food market and I found some with I snatched up before I could regret it.
I will be lazy here and link to a site on how natto is to be served.
I stirred it as instructed while noticing the arouma which has been described as dirty socks, but I would describe it as the following:
- Coffee beans
- McDonald's french fries
- that weird smelling modeling clay that wouldn't harden like play dough.
Now take all those things and mix them up in the blender and leave it in a hot car for a day. Overall it is not bad smelling -- but certainly weird.
It has been said that if you like blue cheese you will like natto. Now that I have tried it I can easily say that it not true. I could eat itif I were starving -- I would not choose to eat it if there were other things to eat.