You know sweet, salty, bitter and sour. Now school your taste buds in the fifth taste, umami, the savory effect in Umami Ketchup.
Itís brought to you by the LA restaurateur who created the Umami Burger restaurant group. Its umami power comes from a label full of ingredients: tomatoes, spices, oyster extract, truffle oil, dashi powder, etc.
Tasters found it a tad sweet, but liked its full-bodied, barbecue-like flavor. The 14.5-ounce bottle is $7.50 at www.umami.com.
ó Judy Hevrdejs