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Dimsum and Neverending Thirst: Is there a doctor in the house?

After a rare dimsum feast this past sunday, my one major problem with dimsum-came back to me ALL DAY LONG, after eating there.
Thirst. Neverending thirst. Now, I'm well aware that soy sauce is the buidling block of chinese food and dimsum , but is that the only culprit? and why does it last ALL day? it amazes me. maybe this is a question for a food scientist or a medical doctor who studies 'taste' and the glands and organs associated...... ?
anyone? thank you.

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  1. Sounds like MSG to me, it has that effect on me.

    1. I'm also very thirsty during and after dim sum. I think it's the amount of salt in the food. I drink lots and lots of tea and water during the meal, and continue afterwards. But I find most restaurant food high in salt so this isn't too unusual for me.

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