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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Mission Chinese Food Boldly Puts MSG Shakers on Its Tables

Posted By on Tue, Oct 7, 2014 at 4:01 PM

MSG, the once-reviled food additive, has seen a reversal in its fortunes.

Chef David Chang's talk at the MAD symposium about the benefits of the umami-rich powder helped its reputation, as did a 2008 story in the New York Times that more or less debunked "Chinese restaurant syndrome." Now Mission Chinese has put it on its tables in shakers. Bold move that will no doubt be cited later in the history of MSG acceptance in this country.

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Anna Roth

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Anna Roth is SF Weekly's former Food & Drink Editor and author of West Coast Road Eats: The Best Road Food From San Diego to the Canadian Border.

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