Kush asked in Food & DrinkEthnic Cuisine · 1 month ago

What is Chinese restaurant syndrome?

And how do you get it ? 

5 Answers

  • 4 weeks ago

    Chinese restaurant syndrome is caused by MSG salt they use to enhance the taste of all meals served. Over doze of the taste salt causes reaction from headache, upset tummy and sleeplessness.

  • 1 month ago

    No such thing! 

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  • 1 month ago

    Monosodium glutamate (MSG) is a flavor enhancer commonly added to Chinese food, canned vegetables, soups and processed meats. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has classified MSG as a food ingredient that's "generally recognized as safe," but its use remains controversial. For this reason, when MSG is added to food, the FDA requires that it be listed on the label.

    MSG has been used as a food additive for decades. Over the years, the FDA has received many anecdotal reports of adverse reactions to foods containing MSG. These reactions — known as MSG symptom complex — include:




    Facial pressure or tightness

    Numbness, tingling or burning in the face, neck and other areas

    Rapid, fluttering heartbeats (heart palpitations)

    Chest pain



    However, researchers have found no definitive evidence of a link between MSG and these symptoms. Researchers acknowledge, though, that a small percentage of people may have short-term reactions to MSG. Symptoms are usually mild and don't require treatment. The only way to prevent a reaction is to avoid foods containing MSG.

  • 1 month ago

    Chinese food and soups contain monosodium glutamate (MSG) as an ingredient. A few sensitive individuals have reported  headache, giddiness, sweating, abdominal pain, and urticaria within a few hours of consumption of MSG.

    However, note that millions of people in Asia consume large quantities of MSG with zero problems. Furthermore, currently all over the world MSG is an ingredient in thousands of items like snacks, processed foods, soups, sauces, etc. 

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  • 1 month ago

    It is caused by overconsumption of MSG, overused in many foods served in Chinese restaurants.

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