MSG [moved from Austin board]
Does anyone ever ask for "No Msg" when they go to an Asian restaurant? What is the deal with Msg anyway. I mean...is it like salt? Can they leave it out of your meal really? Is there a restaurant around that does not use it ever?
I hate asking.........but i'm pretty sure that it's what is making my lips numb.
MSG is present in many prepared foods, especially commercial soups and sauces. You can ask them not to add any *additional* MSG, which they can do without a problem. However, if MSG is already present in the soups, sauces, etc., there's not much they can do about it.
I've never heard it making your lips numb. If you want to be certain, try a canned soup from your local supermarket. Odds are that it has MSG (check the label). If you can eat it without having your lips get numb, then MSG probably isn't the culprit.
Many prepared foods and snacks contain MSG and no one seems to mind too much but when you bring up Chinese food you will hear howls of protest about too much MSG.
My friend's wife claims to have an allergy to MSG but has no problem eating huge quantities of Doritos which are absolutely covered in MSG.
Hey!!! are all of you guys saying i'm crazy???
Maybe my problem is that i don't eat processed food........Like Doritos and stuff.
Maybe i'm too "sssssssssssensitive"
Maybe i should toughen up and quit with the whining............already...........