â€¢ Does Thai food use MSG like Chinese food does?
Often, yes. And when they do, they use lots of it, especially in street food. If you donâ€™t want it, be sure to wave your hands at the cook before she dumps a few tablespoons into your soup, papaya salad, whatever. I once ordered all-natural mango juice from a vendor, but didnâ€™t catch her in time and ended up with a glass full of mango on ice and MSG.