Umami - the fifth flavor
Do you have a special favorite dish? Can you explain what makes this particular dish so irresistible to you? Try once to describe what is special about their taste. Do you find it difficult?
Then you’re likely to fail at umami, the fifth taste besides sweet, salty, sour, and bitter.
Biologically, there are not just four flavors, but actually five. The fifth flavor is the so-called umami flavor.
Until 2002, the existence of the fifth sense of taste was controversial among experts. But then scientists and master chefs alike agreed to officially recognize this flavor as the fifth flavor.
Umami gives a dish depth and rounds it off. It is responsible for making us roll our eyes in rapture at a hearty meat broth, roasted meats so uniquely satisfying, and aged cheeses so incomparably delicious to many.