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MSG Substitutes

MSG, or monosodium glutamate, is a popular flavor-enhancing agent prominently used in Chinese cuisine. It is a white-colored powder that comprises crystals shaped like rhombic prisms. You might be in dire need of MSG while cooking and realize you don’t have any. That is why you should try and substitute MSG with its substitutes!
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  • Salt
  • Beef Stock
  • Soy Sauce
  • Oyster Sauce
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Dulse
  • Kelp
  • Shiitake Mushroom
  • Yeast Extract
  • Anchovies
  • Crayfish
  • Oil
  • Tomato Paste
  • Herb Mix
  • Spices
  • Ogiri
  • Iru


  • Go through the substitutes and see which one seems fit for the recipe.
  • Collect your ingredients and use your preferred substitute.
  • Use the substitute in the required amount and proceed to make the dish according to the recipe.
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