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Taste No. 5 Umami Paste

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mworld Jan 26, 2011 07:25 AM

Has anyone found this in the Twin Cities? I know I can order online but the shipping is almost as much as the tiny tube itself.

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  1. AnneInMpls Jan 26, 2011 09:18 AM

    I bought some umami paste - I *think* it was Taste No. 5 - at Surdyk's deli in December, right before Christmas. (Haven't tried it yet...) But their stock changes a lot - give 'em a call to see if they still have it.

    Anne

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      BEM Jan 26, 2011 06:32 PM

      Coastal Seafood on Snelling has it.

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      Coastal Seafoods
      74 Snelling Ave S, St Paul, MN 55105

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        mworld Jan 31, 2011 04:23 PM

        Thanks, folks. Surdyks still had it.

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          Enso Feb 6, 2011 08:39 AM

          An ignorant question perhaps, but Is this different stuff than MSG?

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            SmartCookie Feb 6, 2011 09:09 AM

            Umami Paste™ does not contain any MSG or have any added MSG. The ingredients are: TOMATO PUREE, GARLIC, ANCHOVY PASTE (ANCHOVIES, SALT, SUNFLOWER OIL), BLACK OLIVE, BALSAMIC VINEGAR, PORCINI MUSHROOMS, PARMESAN CHEESE, OLIVE OIL, VINEGAR, SUGAR, SALT.

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              mworld Feb 6, 2011 09:10 AM

              Ingredients: tomato paste, garlic, anchovy paste, black olives, balsamic vinegar, dehydrated Porcini mushrooms, Parmesan cheese, citric acid, olive oil, wine vinegar, sugar, salt.

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                Enso Feb 8, 2011 05:44 AM

                Thanks.

                It appears that many of those ingredients are high in glutamic acid (aka a glutamate), a "natural" version of MSG: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glutamic... -- and the rest are probably there as taste enhancers.

                For those who have tried it, how are you using it in food prep?

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