Here's another recipe we created for our chapter on the film Tampopo. Unfortunately, space limitations prevented us from including it in the book, but we present it for you here.
Natto with Eggs and Rice
1 package of natto (fermented beans)
1 fresh raw egg
1 tsp. karashi (Japanese mustard)
1 tsp. soy sauce
1 strip Korean seaweed, cut into small pieces
1 tsp. sesame oil
1 c. hot rice
Prepare the natto according to the directions on the package. Add the raw egg, karashi, soy sauce, and seaweed. Put everything into a frying pan in the sesame oil and fry for 2-3 minutes. Mix in the hot rice, and fry again for several minutes. Serve immediately.
Yield: 3 servings