A substitution of MSG in Asian cooking--Chicken powder
Nov. 8, 2009 2:44 pm
Updated: Nov. 22, 2013 4:01 pm
What is chicken powder? This is the most common question people would ask when they read my blog or recipes. It is actually a chicken broth but in powder form. Sometimes they even come in cubes.
For me, they are a great substitution of MSG. As we all know that, Asian cooking especially in Chinese cooking, MSG is also in the recipes somewhere and some researches had pointed out how bad MSG is to you if you use it excessively!
Why don't I just simply use liquid chicken broth? Because sometimes it is a requirement not to introduce liquid into certain dishes. So a powder form of chicken stock is necessary.
Where can you get the chicken powder? If you are in Seattle like me, you may get it in the local super markets called QFC or Safeway. You may also get it in any Asian markets.
NOTE: For the cube form, you may use them in the soup as well. 1/4 cube is almost like a cam of chicken broth.
You may see the picture see what they look like!
Hope this helps!
Chicken broth in cube form