Simon Bisson (sbisson) wrote,
Simon Bisson

So that's natto?

Dinner on Friday night for pdcawley's birthday at Abeno in Museum Street. It's an okonomiyaki restaurant, serving what can best be described as a Japanese cross between a Spanish omelette and a large pancake.

The restaurant mixes up a batter of cabbage, egg and yam flour (with spring onions, ginger and tempura crumbs stirred in), adds all sorts of ingredients, ranging from pork, prawns or squid to lotus root, salmon, kimchi and kobe beef, and then cooks it all on the table in front of you. It's all rather good - and very filling (especially if you take the option with the added noodles). One of the starters was a small okonomiyaki with natto...

Natto is/are fermented soy beans. Apparently they're not very nice, so I'd been avoiding them up to now. However, I seemed to like them. In fact, I'd actually eaten them before, just without knowing what I was eating!

Ah well...
Tags: food, japan, london

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