RECIPE: Pengin Shokudo's Ishigaki Gourmet Chili Oil Natto

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Pengin Shokudo's Ishigaki Gourmet Chili Oil Natto

Learn to make one of Japan’s healthiest and favorite everyday dishes with a spicy twist!

This recipe will show you how to eat natto like Japanese people and will add a splash of delicious gourmet chili oil from Ishigaki island.

Natto is a unique and traditional Japanese food made from fermented soybeans. It has gained recent international fame outside of Japan as a healthy superfood. Natto contains one of the richest sources of vitamin K2, which is great for your skin and bone health. In fact, many Japanese women will credit natto as a key ingredient for their healthy skin! If you read articles written about vitamin K2, you will see the natto is one of the top foods listed!

Natto is most commonly served over white or brown rice and can be topped with many condiments, such as the Ishigaki gourmet chili oil. Natto is a staple in Japanese diets as a healthy form of protein. Many Japanese people will eat it daily and this recipe can be eaten at any meal, even for breakfast!

You are most likely to find natto in the refrigerated or frozen section of many Asian supermarkets. Natto can come in many flavors and the soybeans can be packaged as crushed or full. If you find many flavors and types at the grocery store, pick the natto that you are most interested in. The Ishigaki gourmet chili oil will complement any type of natto you choose!

The key ingredient that will enhance the flavor of your natto is the Ishigaki gourmet chili oil. Ishigaki is a Japanese tropical island located at the very south of Japan and is one of the many famous Okinawan islands. Ishigaki is famous for the island spices and salts featured in this delicious Ishigaki gourmet chili oil. This chili oil will add local, specialty ingredients that will enhance the flavors of this savory natto dish!


Serves 1


  • 1 cup freshly cooked brown rice or your favorite rice. You can also use bean sprouts as an alternative.
  • 1 pack natto 
  • 1/2 - 1 tsp Ishigaki Gourmet Chili Oil 
  • Salt (as deserved for flavor)


  1. Cook one cup of brown rice.
  2. Discard of the sauce that comes in the natto package.
  3. In a bowl, mix the natto, salt and Ishigaki Gourmet Chili Oil.  
  4. Top the brown rice with the natto mixture in step 3 and enjoy. 2 Completed by putting natto on freshly cooked brown rice.

Recipe courtesy of Pengin Shokudo

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