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Japanese to English translations [PRO] Cooking / Culinary
Japanese term or phrase:アミノ酸スープ
This seems to be a fashionable soup from what I see on the internet, maybe from a tv show that called it that. Could anyone give me some background on this soup and explain why it's called this? In my document, the soup is konbu, water and dashi of asari, with tomato, asparagus and pickled uni in it.
It is quite trendy in Japan to use chemical terms for food and food products. Most often it is for health benefits, but アミノ酸 is probably for taste. In the second link Joe L quoted, "アミノ酸" and "うまみ成分" (in the description) mean the same thing.