We tried making natto the old-fashioned way, and the result was unexpected but delicious 【SoraKitchen】

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Who knew that fermenting soybeans was such a delicate process?

While most people see natto (fermented soybeans) in the form of small styrofoam packages – or even on ice cream, on rare occasions –  do you know how it’s actually made or have wanted to make it yourself? Our Japanese-language reporter Saya Togashi decided to give natto making a go by purchasing a natto-making kit by the natural Japanese farmers at Fuudo Farm.

The kit, priced at 1,296 yen (US$11.41), contained two bags of dried soybeans and two packs of straw. And…that’s it!

Natto is traditionally

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