Natto (納豆：Natto) A traditional Japanese food made from soybeans fermented with Bacillus subtilis. It is popular especially as a breakfast food. As a rich source of protein, nattō and the soybean paste miso formed a vital source of nutrition in feudal Japan. Nattō can be an acquired taste because of its powerful smell, strong flavor, and slippery texture. In Japan nattō is most popular in the eastern regions, including Kantō, Tōhoku, and Hokkaido.
Ekiben from Asahikawa Station, via Flickr. Ekiben from Asahikawa Station From top left: Ezo Seafood Sushi, Ezo Bowl with Sea Urchin, and Ezo Little Bowl Bentos from JR Hokkaido's Asahikawa station. These bentos were bought at a Japanese food and merchandise exhibition held in one of Taipei's department store.