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