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Nattomi May 14, 2011 01:26 PM

This is probably not going to get many replies...but where would I find plain natto? I am seriously craving it! :)

The only problem is most restaurants don't prepare it the way I like, so simple, saltless, and plain, would be ideal.

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    brentwood RE: Nattomi May 14, 2011 03:47 PM

    Here is a thread to start:

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/537403

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      Nattomi RE: brentwood May 14, 2011 06:02 PM

      Thanks, but I wanted a bit more detail in those responses! :) I am looking for something plain (or with completely separate "seasoning" packets + no pre-seasoning at all), because I love it better with specific seasoning made by me. ;)

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        brentwood RE: Nattomi May 14, 2011 07:18 PM

        Hey, here's a thought - check out the places in that thread and see what they offer! You're in central TX now, not CA or Japan; quit looking gift horses in the mouth and put in a little leg work.

    2. popvulture RE: Nattomi May 14, 2011 05:30 PM

      The quick answer- Asahi Market. They have several kinds of frozen natto. Defrost it overnight, stir in the little soy sauce / mustard packs if you want to, serve over rice, voila.

      I don't think there's anywhere that serves it, aside from maybe the occasional special at Uchi or Musashino.

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      Uchi Restaurant
      801 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

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        verily RE: popvulture May 14, 2011 05:58 PM

        Musashino has natto rolls on its regular menu. I've yet to be brave enough to try it.

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          Nattomi RE: popvulture May 14, 2011 06:12 PM

          Thanks, popvulture, but would you happen to know if they sell a plain variety? I don't really want anything pre-prepared...I'm a bit spoiled. ;)

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            popvulture RE: Nattomi May 14, 2011 08:55 PM

            As far as I know, it's all plain. You don't have to add the mustard and sauce if you don't want to. I've had freshly prepared natto (if you can even describe the process as fresh, haha), and it's surely better, but the frozen stuff isn't bad at all in my novice opinion. Plus, it's pretty cheap, so maybe give it a try for the hell of it :)

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          Optimista RE: Nattomi May 22, 2011 09:59 AM

          I know almost nothing about natto, but I'm pretty sure they have it on the menu at Sushi-a-Go-Go. Not sure whether it is plain or not.

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