We use the word “umami” without thinking about it. I found many seasoning named “UMAMI” in Finland. What is umami?
Umami is One of the Tastes
Umami is one of the tastes along with saltiness, sweetness, sourness, and bitterness. And it is the newest of these tastes. Let’s take a closer look at the discovery of umami.
What is UMAMI? Umami Is The Newest Taste!
Do you know UMAMI? Umami is the taste from Japan. How they found it? Let's take a closer look about umami and umami history.
Delicious is Mixture of Tastes
What we perceive as tasty is often made up of multiple flavors. And the standard of deliciousness is different for each person. Different places have different tastes.
What is DELICIOUS? How to Make Delicious Taste?
All we LOVE DELICIOUS food. So, what is delicious? Why chocolate is delicious? Is there any food that all the poeple feel DELICIOU?
Ajinomoto = Umami
Ajinomoto is known as umami seasoning. It has a strong taste that clings to the tongue, but it is actually pure umami. If you know how to use ajinomoto, you can easily make your food more delicious.
What Is Ajinomoto? How to Use? Not Dashi Powder?
Is dashi powder same as ajinomoto? NO! Dashi powder is an instant dashi stock, and ajinomoto is a type of salt or sugar. What does that mean?
Dashi is More than Just Umami
Many Japanese people think of dashi when they hear the word umami. However, dashi contains many more elements than just umami.
For Chinese and French dashi, we use commercially available dashi. But for Japanese dashi, we make our own. Why is this?
What is DASHI? Should I Make Dashi Every Time?
Dashi soup is Japanese soup stock and the basis of Japanese cuisine. Do I need to make all the time? Why many recipes require to make?
Umami Can Be Increased
Mushrooms, bonito flakes, kelp, tomatoes, etc. originally contain a lot of umami. Different ingredients have different types of umami, and when combined together, the umami can be perceived more strongly.
What Is the Umami Strong Food?
Umami is important! How can we use umami? What are the ingredients that have strong umami? Here's many tips for your delicious cooking!
And the amount of umami contained in food can be increased. Typical examples are dried tomatoes and frozen mushrooms. Let’s take a look at how it works.
How to Boost Umami in Food
If you like delicous food, it's reasonable that you want to boost umami in food. How can we boost umami? Yes, it's easy!