Healthy and Yummy Dishes to Start the New Year Right!

Reducing the use of salt in the kitchen can be a difficult task because dishes that would normally need a certain level of saltiness to be palatable might seem bland without it, while some dishes might not be worth eating at all! However, there are several ways to reduce salt in your cooking without sacrificing taste or food quality by using the power of Umami! 

The fifth basic taste, Umami

Umami is the fifth basic taste except salt, sour, sweet & bitter. Umami is a Japanese word that means “savoury or meaty taste” which it is able to enhance the deliciousness by harmonizing and providing a mouthful taste in a food. We experience umami when tasting protein rich foods such as chicken, meat, cheese, soy sauce, tomatoes, and mushrooms. 


Besides, you could also found umami taste in AJI-NO-MOTO®, the pure Umami Seasoning which it is made from sugarcane or tapioca by natural fermentation process. Believe it or not? AJI-NO-MOTO® is perfect for anyone who wants to enjoy the delicious taste of a food but reduce their salt (sodium chloride) intake as it contains only 12% of sodium while table salt contains 40%. By comparing the amount of sodium, AJI-NO-MOTO® is 2/3 less sodium than table salt. Therefore, by using a small amount of AJI-NO-MOTO®, sodium intake can be reduced up to 40% while maintaining the food's palatability. It also helps to reduce the risk of high blood pressure and other non-communicable diseases.


Introduce the low sodium recipe

A low sodium diet has been linked to better heart health. But this kind of diet can be tough to follow, especially if you are preparing your meals at home. Here are some easy, tasty and nutritious recipe meals you can make at home without the need for complicated recipes or ingredients. To experience the healthy yet umami dishes, check out these delicious recipes below! 

Sweet and Sour Fish


Sweet and Sour Fish is a popular dish in Asian cuisine. It consists of deep-fried fish which are then covered in a sweet and sour sauce and vegetables, typically cucumbers, capsicum and onions. It is the perfect dish for those who like something sweet with their meal. The dish is usually accompanied with steamed white rice to balance out the flavours. Surprise your family with this beautiful dish today!


Meaty Sweet Potato Porridge


Sweet potatoes contain almost no protein and high starch content, but are rich in vitamin C, a variety of minerals, and a large amount of dietary fibre. Just pour in the sweet potatoes, marinated chicken, rice & water and boiled it for 30 minutes. Meaty Sweet Potato Porridge is tasty when serve warm. Plus, it is suitable for elderly and small children.


Stir-fried Okra with Egg


Stir-fried okra with egg is a nutritious and simple-to-go dish for the busy working adult who have limited time to prepare meal for family. It takes around 30 minutes only to prepare. The soft texture okra and egg make the dish complete.

Here are some more low sodium recipes that will satisfy your craving for comfort food with low salt.