Kokumi: The sixth-ish taste that adds richness and depth to savory foods

Originally published at: Kokumi: The sixth-ish taste that adds richness and depth to savory foods | Boing Boing

If you touch each taste area of your tongue in a specific Kokumi code sequence you’ll experience over 30 extra flavors.

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I’ve always heard this aspect of food described as “unctuous”, but Kokumi sounds far less greasy, for lack of a better adjective.

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Sweet, Sweet, Salty, Salty, Sour, Bitter, Sour, Bitter, Umami, Kokumi, chew

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It is henceforth known as the Kokumi code!

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So like mouthfeel in a beer? Maltodextrin will do that.

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