Natto is pretty popular in Japan. It is a pile of fermented beans which are pretty sticky and stink like billyo. Eating natto is seen as the ultimate test to foreign residents - eat it and you are praised for your eating ability. The chap in the place I ate this asked me if I was sure I wanted it because it was natto. I confirmed that indeed I did want it. I was then told that I was great because I "could" eat it! The natto here is fried with tofu. I don't think natto is amazing nor do I think it is disgusting. Just pretty average for my taste buds.