Japanese Vegan Recipe: Natto Cha Zuke・納豆茶漬け


I’m not a vegan and never will be, but I do have many friends who are and when I can find a recipe for them it os always a pleasure to put it online!
Now beans, especially fermented beans/natto/納豆 comes with a lot of healthy ingredients for such a priority.
Rice (you may use it whole of course and tea have also plenty!
Chazuke/茶漬け is a Japanese way to accommodate cold leftover steamed rice by basically warming it up through pouring hot tea over it. A cold version is also possible, especially in summer!

INGREDIENTS (I leave the proportions to your appetite!):

Cold steamed rice (leftovers)
Hot tea
Soy sauce
Chili pepper powder
Finely chopped scallions/white leek
Optional: sesame oil, grated ginger, etc.



Pour some plain natto inside a bowl.


Mix/stir natto with chopsticks or fork long enough to see natto completely linked with sticky filaments. As a criteria stir it a hundred times!


Season it with soy sauce (and sesame oil as an option) and chili pepper powder and stir.


Add finely chopped scallions/white leek (and grated ginger as an option) and mix well.


In a bowl place enough cold teamed rice and natto on top.
Pour hot green (or oolong) tea over the rice up to the top of the ice.
For the cold version pour ice-cold tea.

So simple and healthy!


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Must-see tasting websites:

-Sake: Tokyo Through The Drinking Glass, Tokyo Foodcast, Urban Sake, Sake World
-Wine: Palate To Pen, Warren Bobrow, Cellar Tours, Ancient Fire Wines Blog
-Beer: Another Pint, Please!, Beering In Good Mind: All about Craft Beer in Kansai by Nevitt Reagan!
-Whisky: Nonjatta: All about whisky in Japan by Stefan Van Eycken
-Japanese Pottery to enjoy your favourite drinks: Yellin Yakimono Gallery

Non gastronomy must-see sites by Shizuoka Residents

HIGHOCTANE/HAIOKU by Nick Itoh in Shizuoka City

2 thoughts on “Japanese Vegan Recipe: Natto Cha Zuke・納豆茶漬け”

  1. Would love to savour this right now… But actually, in Mexico it’s already hard to find good vegetarian food – and it’s REALLY difficult to get decent Japanese ingredients…

    Already see how I have to return 😀

    How are you doing in Shizuoka? I’m impressed by the roof gardening movement you frequently report about! But probably during winter time it’s to be paused?

    Thanks for your beautiful reports.

    Take care,


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