world's first! I got a "natto commuter pass"! -I have also eaten "natto pork cutlet"!
Information that cannot be overlooked has jumped into the natto freaks. It seems that a "natto commuter pass" that allows you to eat all-you-can-eat natto is on sale! I want ... I want too much! That's why I actually bought it and tried it!
Natto, a traditional ingredient that Japan is proud of. Not a few people are fascinated by the aroma, taste, and stickiness and cannot live without natto anymore. Yes, I'm a friend. Under the creed of " NO Natto NO LIFE ", the information that "Natto all-you-can-eat, " Natto commuter pass "has been released" came in.
Eh, "Natto commuter pass"! ?? Is it something like Suica? Hmm, what do you mean? concern!
… And if you're curious, check it out. I actually got a natto commuter pass and decided to use the commuter pass! I'm looking forward to it!
This is a rumor ...?
■ I came to the Ibaraki Marche antenna shop in Yurakucho!
You can buy a natto commuter pass at the Ibaraki Marche antenna shop in Yurakucho, Tokyo. Indeed, Ibaraki is Mito Natto. This seems to have considerable expectations for quality.
Ibaraki Marche is located near the Yurakucho station. By the time I got there, I discovered antenna shops in Hokkaido, Osaka, Okinawa, Kochi, etc. Is Yurakucho a fierce battleground for antenna shops? Ginza is also nearby and it is a fashionable area.
It is a fashionable appearance
The inside of the store is divided into an antenna shop part and a restaurant part, and it seems that the natto commuter pass can be purchased and used at the restaurant. I bought it at the cash register immediately and asked for an explanation.
Various things are on sale at the antenna shop
■ What is a natto commuter pass?
The natto commuter pass is that you can eat all-you-can-eat premium natto from Ibaraki prefecture at lunch time. It can be purchased at the store for 1,000 yen and can be used for one month after purchase. Moreover, it seems that you can eat it in the "Kasama ware natto bowl" that was developed to eat natto deliciously.
Hmmm, I see. If you buy this commuter pass and ask for a lunch set, you can eat all-you-can-eat natto! The name of the commuter pass is written on the back, and it can only be used by the person who registered the name. Also, please note that you need to order a lunch set to use this commuter pass!
Anyway, the author who has no eyes on natto. First, order the lunch menu so that you can use your commuter pass to your heart's content. The restaurant in Ibaraki Marche is designed to enjoy fresh vegetables and meat from Ibaraki prefecture, and it is quite crowded with office ladies and office workers in the neighborhood at noon.
The inside of the store is so large that you can't think of it as an antenna shop.
■ There is also a "natto bar"
The feature of lunch at this restaurant is the natto bar! You can enjoy the bite-sized natto to your heart's content by mixing 5 types of sauce to choose from. Not only this natto bar, but all lunches come with a salad bar, Hinuma clam soup, rice (mixed rice can be selected!), And pickles. Super luxurious. It has been exciting.
All the lunch menus are made with Ibaraki prefecture's special products, so I get lost. However, I found the words "Ibaraki specialty, natto pork cutlet" on the menu. … Hmm? I had never heard of such a specialty, but I was driven by the urge to ask for it when I saw the word natto and a sense of mission, so I ordered this without hesitation.
Everything looks delicious and it's a transfer ...
However, if there is a natto bar for lunch, the natto commuter pass doesn't mean much ...? Some people may think that. It is a companion. After all, if all-you-can-eat natto comes with it for free, you might think that you don't have to pay 1,000 yen. However, the natto commuter pass is different from just all-you-can-eat.
There are 5 types of premium natto that you can eat with your natto commuter pass. "Shoboro Natto Pickles" "Kurotoyo" "Mito Natto Straw" "Funa Natto" "Stubborn Ittetsu". All of them are branded natto that Ibaraki is proud of. A lineup of coveted natto lovers. All-you-can-eat these are served in packages rather than in small portions, and you can taste them all.
■ But can I buy a commuter pass and get the money back? What is it?
But can this be paid for? The question also arises. When I asked the shop staff, he said, "If you eat lunch once a week and ask for two or more premium natto at that time, you will get enough money. " Oh ~. These natto are also sold at the antenna shop, but the price is about 150-200 yen, which is quite a luxury item! This is a commuter pass, isn't it a great deal! ??
■ What are the "5 types of premium natto" that you can eat in a special natto bowl?
Now, it's time to introduce natto and natto. This time, I asked the shop staff to bring all 5 types at once. Of course, a special bowl for eating natto deliciously, a natto bowl is also provided.
It is a large volume
It is said that it will be provided as a package, and all are quite volume. I don't think it's for one person, but for a family ... However, all of them are quite unique from the appearance. Do you want to capture it?
"Shoboro Natto Pickles" is a pickled natto . The dried radish is mixed with natto and salted. It has a mellow taste that is not too salty, and the crispy radish is a nice accent, which is a new sensation. It's a dish that shouldn't go wrong with white rice. Good. "Kurotoyo" uses black soybeans developed for natto. I felt the sweetness of the beans and it was delicious even if I ate it as it was.
"Shoboro Natto Pickles" with finely chopped radish
"Funa Natto" is natto made from small soybeans with strong stickiness . It is wrapped in the bark of a tree called a warp tree, and is always the top-selling product at antenna shops. Mixing with a natto bowl is so sticky that your hands get tired! "Stubborn Ittetsu" is a discerning dish that carefully changes the preparation according to the climate. This is wrapped only in warp wood, and you can feel the scent of wood even more. I tried using "olive oil only ", which is recommended by the shop, as a sauce ... What a super match. The sweetness of the beans stands out and you can enjoy it very deliciously without saltiness. Olive oil seems to be addictive.
"Funa Natto" wrapped in warp wood
And speaking of natto ... Yes, straw natto. "Mito Natto Straw" has already had a considerable impact since it was brought in, but this straw wrapping seems to be the secret to its deliciousness. When you open the straw, the natto is contained as it is and you get impatient for a moment, but after all, the scent of straw is rich! I enjoyed the simple and powerful taste of the original natto.
I am surprised that it comes out directly from the straw
A natto bowl dedicated to natto, which is commonplace in homes in Ibaraki ...? There are various types of pots, and we can meet the needs of those who want to mix lightly and those who want to mix well due to the large number of irregularities. It was also sold at the antenna shop.
■ I tried natto pork cutlet
The place to be worried about natto pork cutlet for lunch. What it looks like is natto between the meat! I am pulling a string. I'm pulling it. It is said that this pork cutlet uses the brand pork rose pork that Ibaraki Prefecture is proud of, so the quality of the meat is also quite expected!
Squeeze the lemon and add it to the miso sauce. Crispy batter, juicy pork, and natto. It's just the Trinity. Pork is tender and has the best umami of fat. Natto sandwiched between them and miso sauce go well together. It's a collaboration of crispness, juiciness, and stickiness. This natto pork cutlet is more delicious than I expected. Rice goes on!
This is also a popular rose pork ginger-flavored set meal. The rose pork is lavishly sliced into thick slices and finished in a steak style. You can also enjoy the sweetness of the meat here, which is excellent. Even if I try to stop eating fat, I just eat it ...
The meat is really sweet ...!
By the way, the sauce you can choose at the natto bar for lunch is different, such as Western-style perilla sauce, Parmigiano-Reggiano, miso garlic, plum, and Japanese-style sesame. I'm sorry I couldn't try it because I was full, so from the next time onwards ... Revenge ...! The vegetables in the salad bar of the set are fresh and fresh, and the mixed rice and freshwater clam soup are satisfying with a gentle taste.
Natto bar looks like this
■ This is the dessert! Sticky "natto ice cream"
The Ibaraki Marche restaurant is open for dinner and tea time as well as lunch. For dessert, you can also enjoy Mont Blanc, which uses the special product Hoshi Imo, but this time I focused on the sticky natto ice cream . ... sticky ... natto ... ice cream ...
It was a sticky ice cream like Doldonma that even people who are not good at natto can eat, so I ordered it with fear of war, but it looks like ordinary brown ice cream. However, when I lifted the ice cream a little, it became sticky ... When I try to eat it, this is surprisingly soybean flour . The simple sweetness of kinako matches the stickiness of the kinako, which is quite delicious. However, the natto was firmly contained in the grains, and the natto flavor was slightly felt in the aftertaste. This is natto ice cream.
■ Regular sales are until February 28th
I enjoyed all 5 types of natto using a commuter pass, and all of them were unique and delicious. If you like natto and can visit this shop several times, we recommend buying a commuter pass! I also want to go once or twice ... Impossible? By the way, natto commuter pass, limited sale of 710 pieces named after natto. It will be on sale until February 28th, so if you are looking for it, please do so as soon as possible!