Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Glutamate Heaven

Glutamate Heaven



Last Wednesday, I went to my dad's hometown to give him an early visit (he was laid to rest there). I usually take morning bus rides from Manila to La Union and whenever I am on the road, I always take pictures of the view from the window, and after taking a shot of the nice view by the bridge, I accidentally hit the shutter again and out came this shot.

When I was still a kid, I loved all these sorts of advertising - the over sized versions of the food products. Before I remember there was this oh-so-big bottle of soy sauce, then there's this bottle of liquor, but this monosodium glutamate one has been present since then. Of course, there were changes, but I am now interested what made the glutamate stay over these years.

Well, so many debates and arguments about using MSG in cooking, but I guess it's just a matter of preference. I admit I sometimes use this product when I cook, but I could also say that I was brought up not using it that much. Actually, I only put in MSG in my dishes if I remember sprinkling some dash in the pot. =)

Do you use MSG?

*** Jenn ***

13 comments:

Dora said...

I seldom use MSG cos most instant sauces already have MSG added.

Paz said...

Perfect shot for an accidental shot. ;-)

Paz (who tries to stay away from MSG)

Ralph said...

No to MSG when I cook, but undoubtedly it just might be in most prepared foods.

The bigger-than-life food containers do their job well...they caught my eye right away!

napaboaniya said...

Pretty cool shot and it looks almost like it's about to topple over.
Happy Ruby Tuesday!!!

Babs (Beetle) said...

Great post for Ruby Tuesday, but I do think these things spoil an otherwise lovely view though :O)

♥peachkins♥ said...

Giant MSG...lol.I used to love seeing those things during road trips..

Here's mine: Tokyo Cafe and Cute Little Devil

Happy Ruby Tuesday!

ellen b. said...

I try to stay away from it. It gives some people I know really bad headaches. It's in a lot of prepared food and when I don't read the label I end up using some...

jennyL said...

hahha that's big huh.. i miss goin to the province.. d na ko nakakakita ng big na ganyan

my entry:
http://jennytalks.com/2008/10/carzy-bunch.html

Mojo said...

I don't add MSG intentionally, but I'm sure there's some that turns up in stuff I eat that I never know about.

~Just Me~ said...

Isn't it amazing how many red signs are out there? Great shot!

Dianne said...

I love your post title!!

me ann my camera said...

Wow it look so large! And myself I never use MSG.

mirage2g said...

MSG is actually the fifth taste Umami...taken from the japanese word Umai which means good flavor. It's used to enhance food which is better than salt. Monosodium versus Sodium....hrrmm.

nyway, may I borrow this shot and I'll put it on my blog, www.trainshots.blogspot.com...

When I was a kid, I remember seeing the same ajinomoto (aji=flavor, moto=origin) ad in Laguna...where was this one?

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Jenn, the Foodie


I come from a family who loves cooking and eating. I never had any formal training in cooking and that I taught myself how to cook based on the handed down recipes, but I could say that I can cook good food. In 2008, I started documenting my food trips for my travel blog, and since I have quite enough to start a food blog, might as well put all those food trips in one location. Thus, a food blog is born - thanks to the new Friendster Blogs. However, due to several problems, I was left with no choice but to pack bags again and move here instead. Here's the permanent address, promise! Enough talk, let the food trippin' begin! {Know More About Me}