Using a Pinch of MSG Doesn’t Make You an Evil Person

It’s okay to be unpopular as long as your food tastes good.

Chris Kong
Jan 13 · 4 min read
Photo by Someus Christopher

When I was a kid, my Grandfather used to tell us the story of when monosodium glutamate (MSG) became available to his Chinese restaurant.

At the time, restaurateurs heralded the arrival of MSG as a sort of culinary Gold Rush. A back-alley dealer would…