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Dried Shrimp / Udang Kering Powder (‘Homemade MSG’)

Do you know that besides the four basic taste (i.e sweet, sour, salty, and bitter), there’s another flavour called umami? A Japanese scientist managed to extract a substance called glutamate from kombu seaweed and discovered that its combination with salt creates a ‘pleasant savoury taste’.  That is how MSG was created and slowly permeates supermarkets, restaurants, and …

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What kind of cooking oil is the healthiest & what do you normally use?

Q: What kind of cooking oil is the healthiest, and what do you normally use? Answer: The healthiest cooking oil is unrefined, and contain little toxic ‘trans-fatty acid’. Monounsaturated oil is healthier. Unlike saturated fats, it does not cause cholesterol to accumulate. Mediterranean people consume abundance of olive oil (highest in monounsaturated fats), and despite eating …

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