Thursday, September 09, 2004


Natto* = gross. Call me culturally insensitive, but I am not sure I will budge on this one.

*Thanks to a responsive reader for catching my spelling error! :)


Dan Lovejoy said...

Ok, from a former AET - first of all, it's "natto." If you say "nato" they will just look at you like you said "jackrabbit." That double consonant is annoyingly, incredibly important. ;-)

Ok, second of all. Yes, it is totally gross. But you can get used to it. And if you do, you'll get major respect from the kids. The worst part are the strings of snot-like stuff that kind of float in the air when you pick it up with your chopsticks. (Are you "Ohashi jyoozu? I'm sure you are!)

Ok, third of all - there are lots of great "natto" puns. Like "It's natto edible," "It's natto my favorite," or "I'm natto gonna eat that."

Ok, fourth of all - I miss Japan so much! I'd eat a bowlfull of natto if I could be there right now.

Danielle said...

so, i have nothing to say about nato, but i clicked on my interest in brazil and you happened to pop up...then i saw that you are not only interested in brazil, but also missions and christianity and portuguese which are my greatest passions and i just had to let you know. sorry if i seem crazy, but i just thought it was awesome to see that there are likeminded individuals out there!

crittermer said...


I just thought I would join in on the commenting craze and let you know that I have been thoroughly enjoying reading all your posts about Japan. It's so cool to be able to know what you are up to. It seems like you are adjusting well, even though I know you must be very overwhelmed. Keep up the good work! We're all thinking of you back here in the States!

God Bless,

Anonymous said...

Mad props to Dan Lovejoy whose comment on "natto" made me smile. I would like a photo of this dish posted soon.

Natto eating that,