Father's Day is June 16

I have missed writing this column, so I'm bringing it back! I can not pretend that I have abandoned my lazy ways, or that I've stopped cutting corners when cooking. My kitchen may be much bigger than what I had in Brooklyn, but this only means that I can spread out my laziness over more counterspace.

Today, I bring to you a lovely lazyass recipe given to me by my sweet friend Moet, in LA. It consists of natto, an egg, and some scallions. That's it! It doesn't get any better than this, my friends, as these three ingredients are some of my favorite foods, hands down. It is a dream to be able to combine them into one simple, lazyass dish.

1 pack of natto
1 tbsp oil
1 egg
1 spring onion (optional)



1. Chop scallions.

2. Mix natto in a bowl.

3. Crack an egg into the bowl and mix with natto.

4. Heat oil in frying pan.

5. Add natto/egg mixture to the frying pan

6. Meanwhile, thaw your frozen, pre-steamed package of rice in the microwave.

7. Carefully flip your natto omelette in the frying pan.

8. Put rice in bowl. Place the omelette over the rice.

9. Eat standing up in your spacious California kitchen, with chopsticks and various condiment crack.

From prep to completion, this dish takes about 10 minutes. LAZY!



Mix natto, chop scallions

Add egg to natto 

Scramble egg with natto really well.

Add scallions

Heat oil

Add natto mixture into hot pan

Try your best to flip the omelette. This part is very difficult as the natto/egg mixture easily breaks apart.

Cry when you fail

Thaw your frozen pre-steamed rice in the microwave. This is lazyass, remember? Don't bother steaming a new pot of rice for this. 

Place your janky-looking omelette over the rice

Eat with some other rice condiment crack, like kimchi, and Yoko's nametake (I actually made this last night! Mine is too salty though)

Slice avocado cause you're in California and nothing else matters. Meshiagare (go ahead and eat)

To add to this lazyass meal, I made an equally lazyass miso soup with wilting vegetables I found in the fridge.

Boil water (homemade dashi? Psssh, not in this lazyass kitchen). Add sliced daikon, bok choy, scallions and broccoli (or anything you want). Add miso and sprinkle in some ajinomoto (MSG baby).


All this must be consumed while standing in your kitchen. Long live Lazyass Cookin'!
Column: Lazyass Cookin'


  • You are so right.

    Kayoko on

  • I think the scallions not optional!

    allison on

  • Aya! I have been thinking about you!
    Yes, I do use the flavor packs, although it doesn’t retain any flavor, I noticed, once cooked.

    I would almost recommend that you save the flavor pack and drizzle it onto the omelette itself, once it is made.

    You and Kai will love this!

    ps- do you guys watch Sgt. Frog? It’s an anime on Netflix. you and Ir would love it, and I think of you every time I watch it! I’m obsessed!

    Kayoko on

  • wait, do you use the flavor packs that come with the natto?

    Aya on

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