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Old 02-15-2020, 01:11 PM
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In China, MSG has a single-syllable, non-sciency sounding name, like "salt". It's popular, not just in restaurants but in home cooking, and when I've mentioned the concept of MSG sensitivity / intolerance to Chinese friends, they had no idea what I was talking about. AFAIK it's not a thing in China.

It's a bit frustrating reading posts like Senegoid's self-awareness and skepticism-free rant in a forum that is supposed to be about fighting ignorance, but I can agree with Chingon's pragmatic approach here; if a person chooses to believe that MSG uniquely in Chinese food makes them feel sick, well, at least it's not going to affect me in any way.

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