Vegetables of your choice such as cabbage or Chinese cabbage (optional)
Boil the pasta in plenty of salted water, following package instructions.
While the pasta cooks, finely chop the green onion. Mix the natto together with the sauce that comes with it and the yuzu pepper paste.
Put a little bit of the instant pickle powder, 10 g of butter, 1 tablespoon of mentsuyu sauce and a little bit of the pasta cooking water in each serving plate.
Drain the cooked pasta, distribute onto the serving plates and mix well.
Top with the natto and green onion. If the flavor is lacking add a little mentsuyu sauce, plus some sesame seeds. Enjoy!
Story Behind this Recipe
I combined two of my favorites, natto and yuzu pepper. I didn't want to use the frying pan so I thought up this easy pasta that just needs to be mixed.
The yuzu pepper is the key to this pasta, so I added more than is indicated. If you don't like spicy food please adjust the amount. I tried using instant pickle powder since I had a lot of it on hand, but you can use konbucha (salted konbu seaweed powder) instead.