Chinese Food

Good morning!

I dined at P. F. Chang’s this past week. I love Chinese food, but found myself drinking several glasses of water with my meal.

What’s the one meal you can eat that 30 minutes later leaves you ready to eat again or with an unsatiable thirst?

Chinese food!


Why the thirst and hunger?

You’ll rarely find a chinese restaurant without a bottle of soy sauce sitting on each table. Soy sauce is high in sodium, thus a cause for thirst, but who really uses enough of it to make that big of a difference?

Then there’s mono-sodium glutamate (MSG) that is also found in Chinese food.  It’s known for its ability to enhance the flavor of food. MSG enhances the savory or umamiflavor of foods. Umami is the fifth basic taste that humans sense, along with salty, sour, bitter and sweet. It has been known to act as an appetite stimulant by simply making the food taste good. Monosodium glutamate, also known as sodium glutamate, is the sodium salt of glutamic acid, one of the most abundant naturally occurring non-essential amino acids. It doesn’t taste like salt at all.  

Just thinking about all that makes me want to go get a bottle of water!

How about you?

Is there something you hunger or thirst for in your life? Do you have an insatiable thirst that cannot be quenched?

Try Jesus. He is the living water. Remember the woman at the well bible story?  Find Jesus and you will thirst no more. Let’s all drink from the living water. He will quench our thirst. No salt. No soy sauce. No MSG will stop Him. I don’t know about you,  but I find that ever so refreshing!

but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.
John 4:14

Love and laughter,



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