On Friday, Mission Chinese set off a firestorm not unlike how your stomach feels after eating too much MSG by tweeting out a picture of its newest tableside shaker: MSG. They also wrote, "Authenticity option now available." Thanks to a well-placed source at the restaurant (we made up some stuff we thought was funny), here are the flavoring options that Mission Chinese considered before settling on MSG:
8. Biodynamically-grown chardonnay grape seeds.
7. Dehydrated kale powder
6. Shark fins
5. Gavin Newsom-branded hair gel
4. Essence of the oil of the distillate of the quintessence of truffle
2. Blue Bottle Giant Steps coffee grounds
1. Salt and pepper