What Does Savory Taste Like?

Most people can instantly conjure images of sweet, sour, salty or bitter foods. If I asked you to picture something sweet, you might think of a piece of cake or a perfectly ripe strawberry. Similarly, a request to define sour may make you envision YouTube clips of adorable babies trying lemons for the first time. But what if I asked you to describe a “savory taste”? Tougher, isn’t it?

Beans & Rice in Asian Cuisine

In a conversation with The Bean Institute, registered dietitian (and MSGdish blogger) Mary Lee Chin talks—well, beans! As the daughter of Chinese American immigrants and a renowned consultant, Chin’s love of Asian cuisine is both personal and professional.

The Secrets to Amazing Asian Cuisine (Hint: Cooking with Umami!)

Noodles with Tofu

Do you find yourself craving foods that have a savory umami flavor? – such as pasta dishes with aged cheese and spicy tomato sauce, pizza with mushrooms and flavorful meats, and nearly anything that falls into the category of Asian cuisine).

Our family often has those cravings, too. In fact, in my experience as a lover of umami, I’m amazed every time I complete an online recipe search for “cooking with umami.” Page after page of umami-rich recipes pop-up, with each recipe sounding more appetizing than the last.

Savory Salads – Recipes

Savory Salad Recipes – these are sure to become some of your favorite recipes for delicious, savory salads. Try Cornbread Salad, Chinese Chicken Salad, Curry Rice Salad with Shrimp, and more.

Savory Main Dish – Entrees – Recipes

What’s cookin’? How about some mouth-watering Chicken and Cashew Lettuce Wraps, Honey BBQ Chicken Wings, Shrimp Fried Rice, or Chicken Burgers. Choose from these and other savory main dish recipes below!