We relish the taste of ‘Indian’ Chinese, and try as we might, we can never reproduce the same taste at home. The spicy, tangy taste is present in Chinese/Asian food in the trendy restaurants as well as roadside food vendors. The special taste is due to the presence of MSG or Monosodium Glutamate, known also as Ajinomoto. Ajinomoto used to be quite widely used, but in recent years, due to the conflicting opinions surrounding it, there are many restaurants and products which mark their dishes/products as ‘No MSG’. Does MSG in Asian food actually harm you or is it a myth to be taken with a pinch of salt? Let’s find out.