I just got back from 5 and a half days into the Philippines. D
What is Umami?
It had been for Aji-no-moto, a brand name of MSG. According the article, umami is the other basic taste in addition to sweet, sour, salty and bitter.
Wikipedia says umami is more commonly called savoriness. I assume the closest thing is the taste of meat, cheese or mushr ms.
Yesterday evening, I was viewing the following Iron Chef and another of these challenges would be to make dishes with umami taste. It is thought by me had been sponsored by a soy sauce company. (more…)