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Japanese Food Tasting: What is “Umami”? The Key to Japanese Cuisine

Mar 01 | Sun |

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Do you know what “Umami” is? In the beginning of the twentieth century, a Japanese chemist discovered the flavor and now it is widely known as a fifth taste, in addition to the sweet, salty, sour, and bitter flavors. You must have experienced it at least once in your life but might have not recognized what exactly umami tastes like, as the real flavor becomes hidden amongst the flavors in dishes. In this event, participants will learn from a scientific view of taste and also enjoy a key flavor of Japanese cuisine, Kombu Dashi (dried kelp soup stock), which holds a strong umami taste. Give it a try!

Venue: RESOBOX East Village

91 E 3rd St., Map