Chefs in Thailand Are Replacing MSG with Cannabis Leaves in Traditional Thai Dishes

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In wake of recent drug reforms, some restaurants are back to using a traditional umami ingredient.

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Amidst a changing cannabis cultural landscape, Thai restaurants are re-discovering an innovative benefit of using ganja in the kitchen, PRI’s The World reports. Chef Amara Akamanon of rural restaurant Baan Lao Ruang (which translates to “The Storytelling House”) located in Prachinburi is employing glutamic acid-rich cannabis leaves for the umami mouthfeel they give to her dishes —...

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