Have you ever tried Natto ? If yes, do you like Natto ?
Probably most of the foreigners don't like or hate Natto because it's smelly and sticky. It's true that many of Japanese like Natto. For example, Natto is offered at any Ryokan Inns ( traditioanl Japanese Inn) at breakfast together with raw eggs and Nori seaweeds. Yes, Japanese breakfast used to be very simple although recent ones are more westernized. So you might think all of us Japanese like it, which is not true.
Talking about myself, I can't eat it. I tried some times to overcome my weakness on this food, but never succeeded. After many trials, I already gave up eating Natto. Am I a specail person in Japan on Natto ? No, there are Japaese who don't like it. Especially in the Western Part of Japan like in Osaka, Natto has long been left behind. Recently some seem to eat Natto in Osaka area, but it's not majority of the people yet.
I really don't like Natto although I'm Japanese. But I would like to pick up a good thing from this strange food, Natto. I need to promote Japanese food more ...??
Anyway, Natto is reported by medical reserch groups as a very healthy food. The biggest merit of having Natto is that it can reduce the risk of cerebral thrombosis dramatically. Reports say that a pack of Natto a day can melt the cerebral thrombosis clearly after a week or two. Actually, people having Natto offen has good blood test results comparatively.
I don't like Natto, but I believe this fact. So I take Natto essence pills everyday for my health. Then I don't have to have Natto !