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MSG and umami

00:59 What is umami?

03:39 What is MSG?

05:26 “Chinese Restaurant Syndrome”

07:33 Myths are hard to burst

from YouTube:

MSG is a flavor enhancer that people can’t decide if it’s good or bad for you. How did a Japanese invention become associated with Chinese food? And why does it have such a bad rep today? We got the answers here.

This is the second episode of our new season of “Eat China: Back to Basics,” where we answer burning questions you might have about Chinese food.


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What is mala

01:48 How to make a mala dish

03:08 Why is mala so addictive

04:31 How mala got so popular

06:08 Sichuan food is more than mala