Yesterday I went out for Iftar with my younger brother, Rafiuddin and his special friend. We chose to have our Iftar in one of the food court area in Kelana Jaya. We ordered some usual stall food - Fried Rice. I ordered "Nasi Goreng USA" (USA Fried Rice?hehe), my brother ordered "Nasi Goreng Biasa" (Normal Fried Rice? not sure with the translation :p) and his special friend had bought some food from the nearest Ramadhan Bazaar. It was my first time eating and breaking the fast outside. (normally I break the fast at home). As I'm so used to eat home cooking food, I can't really enjoy the food that I had yesterday. WHY? Well, first of all, I'm not a big fan of eating food that contains MSG.
picture- credit to Mr. GoogleActually I shouldn't complain because the food price there is quite reasonable compared to other eatery places in KJ. I just don't understand why do they (the stall operator/ the cook) need to use some food enhancer. Maybe there are also some of you out there like to use some food enhancer like this or using the other brands. But for me, whenever possible, I want to avoid eating food that contain MSG. We all know the long term effects pf consuming MSG right? If you are not sure about the effects, click here to read more.
A nice food doesn't need extra umpph by adding unnecessary flavors or additives. The normal salt and spices are enough to enhance the flavor. I've been brought up in a family that hate using this kind of food enhancer. However, I realized that we can't avoid MSG when we buy some ready made processed food. So, all we can do is to read the label carefully before we decide to buy any processed food.
So, what do you think about this?