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Taste No. 5 Umami Paste

SKU#  474537
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Why We Love It

Taste No. 5 Umami Paste adds the fifth flavor you may have been missing! Sweet, sour, salty, bitter are the familiar flavors. But "umami," which literally translates to "savory deliciousness" in Japanese, is the fifth flavor we can experience, and it's rich, complex and intensely savory. Squeeze a bit in to add depth to all your dishes.

Details & Dimensions

  • Made of a purée of tomato, garlic, anchovy paste, black olives, balsamic vinegar, porcini mushrooms, parmesan cheese, olive oil, sugar and salt
  • Made in Italy
2.46 oz.

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Taste No. 5 Umami Paste 5 5 1 1
Once you get the hang of this stuff....it's amazing! So, I get the concept behind umami. For those who dont know....It's essentially the 5th taste, that did not really exist prior to umami. It's essentially "SAVORY" (The other 4 being Salty, Sweet, Sour and Bitter). I bought this, not really knowing what to do with it, and it sat in the cabinet for a while. One day I was cooking and it was bland.....not needing salt or sweet or acid....just lacking depth of flavor. I figured, why not give it a try. I squirted about a table spoon worth of the Umami paste......and WOW! Instant flavor. I have used it to rescue many dishes (I am typically a great cook.....but it happens occassionally....no judgment). I was first concerned that the flavors (being mediterannean), were not suitable for the genre i was cooking in.....but that doesnt matter. I have used this in mexican, chinese, italian....all with success. Essientially, if you need more depth of flavor.....just squirt some in.....its pretty fool proof. August 7, 2013
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