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MSGdish is your gateway to important info about the many culinary creations inspired by “umami” (savory taste). MSGdish hosts a broad array of information about umami, glutamate, and MSG (monosodium glutamate), as well as insights about food, taste, and health.

Get Your Savory On!

The Umami Connection

Umami is all the rage, and it’s our proven fifth basic taste…


Savory Recipes

Delight your guests with these delicious savory recipes…


MSG in Cooking

Where does MSG (aka umami seasoning) work best in cooking?…


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MSG seasoning

Why You Shouldn’t Fear MSG, an Unfairly Maligned and Worthwhile Seasoning

"Monosodium glutamate, more commonly known as MSG, has been around for more than a century.…
MSG seasoning

Seasoning Food Correctly with Salt and Pepper, and MSG

Salt and pepper shaker pairs are a familiar sight on our dining tables, so much…
fifth taste

What is Umami? Why the ‘Fifth Taste’ is So Difficult to Describe

"There's a lot to learn about the science and history of umami, but you also…
Thai Basil Chicken

Glom Glorm Taste: How Umami Seasoning Revolutionized Thai Cuisine

More and more chefs and culinary professionals are recognizing and praising the benefits of umami…