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Do you use MSG?

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by SField, Feb 23, 2011.

  1. blahman

    blahman Senior member

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    Yup, MSG is a great flavour enhancer and perfectly safe. Health risks associated with MSG is unsubstantiated and pretty much started by one guy who had a headache after eating Chinese food 30 years ago.

    A lot of anti-MSG people actually consume MSG without knowing as companies use different terms now for it because of the negative perception. MSG is just about the safest additive you can put in your food and occur naturally in high quantities in seafood and cheeses and good old Vegemite.
     


  2. dragon8

    dragon8 Senior member

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    My mom has always cooked with MSG. I thought it was pretty traditional to Chinese cooking.

    +1. My dad who used to be a chef says its mandatory
     


  3. acidboy

    acidboy Senior member

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    NMW1982 Senior member

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    Can you tell me what exactly an "MSG reaction" is?

    Oddly enough, I think I might have had an MSG reaction last night. It was French/Cal food, not Chinese, so I am kind of skeptical about it being MSG, but I've had them before, and the symptoms were identical. Sfield, are high end places using this shit now?
     


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    NMW1982 Senior member

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    I hope you realize that MSG is in many ways just a form of salt. When you eat extremely salty things, you're going to get thirsty. The negative perception of MSG in this country is nothing more than a reflection of the West's ignorance/xenophobia towards things Asian.

    I also hope you realize that the Japanese food that white people have put on a pedestal are chalk-full of MSG, as MSG was invented by Dr. Kikunae Ikeda of Japan. Imagine the horror on white people's faces when they learn that the Japanese food they've been worshiping is actually packed full of MSG.

    The only reaction I really get is a swollen tongue, and lot of thirsty. See poast 6. I've experimented a bit here.
     


  6. Eason

    Eason Bicurious Racist

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    ^^^ Imagine the horror on Chinese people's faces when they learn that the Chinese food they've been worshiping is actually packed full of an additive developed by the small Japanese devils.
     


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    globetrotter Senior member

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    I had a chinese cook book from the 50's and they talked about "gourmet powder"
     


  8. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    I hope you realize that MSG is in many ways just a form of salt. When you eat extremely salty things, you're going to get thirsty. The negative perception of MSG in this country is nothing more than a reflection of the West's ignorance/xenophobia towards things Asian. I also hope you realize that the Japanese food that white people have put on a pedestal are chalk-full of MSG, as MSG was invented by Dr. Kikunae Ikeda of Japan. Imagine the horror on white people's faces when they learn that the Japanese food they've been worshiping is actually packed full of MSG.
    What you mean roundeye? Me no speaky tee engrish so not unnerstand.
     


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    My gf's mom has been a test chef at this company for many years, so we end up with tons of Ajinomoto castoff freebies at my house all the time. They make Hon dashi, they have Knorr licensed in Japan and so they make a lot of soups and buillon cubes, a lot of instant Chinese and pasta sauces, the straight MSG in a shaker, they are in the business of MSG and they make a shit ton of stuff. We can't bring ourselves to eat the stuff though, and neither does the mom. She still shaves fish blocks for making dashi.
     


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    there is only one easy way to UMAMI and thats MSG.

    as a sidenote, I find it ludicrous ajinomoto implies in their marketing campaign they're the source of umami.

    ^^^ Imagine the horror on Chinese people's faces when they learn that the Chinese food they've been worshiping is actually packed full of an additive developed by the small Japanese devils.

    and I couldn't imagine how it found its way to chinese shores, given it came from japan

    What you mean roundeye? Me no speaky tee engrish so not unnerstand.

    why you hate us olientars? [​IMG]
     


  11. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    why you hate us olientars? [​IMG]

    What do I get for ten dollars?
     


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    What do I get for ten dollars?

    now you talking my flen.
     


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    Eason Bicurious Racist

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    Both of you are awful.
     


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    What do I get for ten dollars?

    he ruv you RONG TIME!!
     


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    Yup, MSG is a great flavour enhancer and perfectly safe. Health risks associated with MSG is unsubstantiated and pretty much started by one guy who had a headache after eating Chinese food 30 years ago.

    A lot of anti-MSG people actually consume MSG without knowing as companies use different terms now for it because of the negative perception. MSG is just about the safest additive you can put in your food and occur naturally in high quantities in seafood and cheeses and good old Vegemite.


    I'm highly allergic to MSG and the misdirection of food manufactures has made my allergy very difficult to deal with. Within seconds of consuming MSG my mouth begins to swell and develop blisters. A few minutes later a migraine sets in and any amount of light becomes unbearable. These symptoms last for around 3 days and slowly start to fade afterwards. This means that if I accidently consume MSG, I'm unable to work and tend to other responsibilities for at least three days.

    Over the years I've compiled a list of nearly 50 names that food companies use for MSG. The moment I learn that a company uses MSG in any of their products I avoid purchasing anything they produce. Shopping isn't easy and is for the most part limited to cooking all meals using basic ingredients.

    With that being said, recently I began having reactions to some fruits purchased from major retail chains such as Wal-Mart, Food-Lion, and Bi-Lo. After researching the cause of these reactions I found that MSG is being used as a preservative that is sprayed upon the fruit after being picked.
     


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