Could MSG Make a Comeback?
The changing fortunes of an unloved additive.
If you're already a fan of any of these foods, then you might as well embrace the more wholesome applications of MSG. Next time you make a sandwich, spread it thick with Kewpie and wonder at its curiously rich, brothy, mouth-filling flavor.
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