For a hot weather day , what more suitable than a cold soba 😊

I’d usually refrain from eating at Japanese chain type of restaurants but this was an invite by a colleague .

I have Long heard about Japanese natto and it’s associated health benefits so this was the best chance to try 😊. Once in a while , I’d step out of my comfort zone .

This cold soba came with balanced ladies fingers , poached egg , natto and canned seasoned enoki mushrooms . A unique combination - however , after a while everything got too slimy and a little overbearing .

Perhaps an element of roasted peanuts or something with a crunch would have added a bit of a bite to the dish .

Healthy nonetheless .