I was helping one of our Palauan friends in her kitchen a few months ago and noticed her dumping large quantities of something similar to salt into the huge pot of soup she was making.
When she set the bag down, I quickly noticed the words "99%+ Monosodium Glutamate" on the bag.
I could not believe that Jason wasn't with me to see this incredible sight! I've never seen anybody intentially adding this substance to their food and didn't even know it could be easily purchased.
Sure enough, while we were in Koror last time, I found that it can be bought by the pound for a mere $1.49. Who knew??