MSG, or monosodium glutamate, is a flavour-enhancing food additive that intensifies other tastes in particular the salty and sour ones used in Asian cooking and also commonly found in fast foods as well as commercially packaged food products. MSG also includes glutamic acid (aka glutamate), an amino acid that is found naturally in foods like soybeans, mushrooms, and tomatoes.

The food and drug administration (FDA) has classified it as a food ingredient that is “generally recognized as safe” but it remains controversial with several reports of adverse reactions to food containing MSG.

The risk of associated with high ingestion of synthetic MSG or natural occurred MSG can trigger various side effects such as:

Burning sensation back of neck, forearms and chest
Skin rashes
Diarrhoea
Migraine
Chest pain
Headache
Ringing ears
Palpitation
High blood pressure
Sleepiness
Weakness/tightness
Dehydration
Stimulate hunger

Worst, researchers have been proven that MSG contributes directly to obesity, behaviour disorders and neurodegenerative disease.

Food industry is fighting hard to keep MSG hidden – not to mention on food labels or it goes under countless names. Since there are no regulations on the potency of MSG, consumers have no way of knowing how much or how little they are getting.

Therefore, at NamNam noodle bar we committed to provide customers with safe food is our first priority and our most critical responsibility. We are trying to reduce unhealthy processed foods in the production line and avoid any form of MSG in our freshly in-house cooked food. We’re committed indirectly to help our customers confidently make safe and healthier choices.