As opposed to the spice-heavy Indian pantry or the minimalist French cupboard, the Japanese pantry is distinctive in that it depends largely on foods that are fermented, contain glutamates, or both. Many of the staple dried foods, including seaweed, fish, and mushrooms, have naturally occurring glutamates, the magic amino acids that act as flavor megaphones when paired with other ingredients.
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