Spicy Natto Somen Noodles

Spicy Natto Somen Noodles

Surprisingly, pepper and natto go very well together!
This is a healthy, spicy noodle dish!

Ingredients: 1 serving

Somen noodles (or udon noodles
1 serving
Natto (fermented soy beans)
1 pack
Black or white pepper
a generous amount!
To taste
Seasonal vegetables
To taste
Sesame seeds
1/2 tablespoon
Bonito flakes
1/2 a small pack
Sesame oil
a small amount


1. I used seasonal 'new harvest sweet onions" this time. Slice the onion thinly, massage with a little salt, and put in a bowl of water.
2. Mix the natto well.
3. Cook the somen or udon noodles, drain and rinse well in cold running water, then drain well
4. Put the noodles on a serving plate, top with the natto, well drained onion slices, sesame seeds and bonito flakes, and add lots of black pepper.
5. Drizzle on the mentsuyu sauce (or all-purpose sauce), mix well and enjoy! It's also delicious with a drizzle of sesame oil.
6. This is a variation with cucumber.

Story Behind this Recipe

Pepper and natto go surprisingly well together, so I tried adding the combination on somen noodles.