The human tongue can identify five basic tastes; sweetness, sourness, saltiness, bitterness and umami. Out of the basic tastes, umami is the one that fascinates me the most. Umami is often described as to have a savoury, brothy and meaty taste. The taste can be found in foods such as tomatoes, mushrooms, soy sauce, grains and beans. Umami is not particularly palatable by itself; therefore it is mainly used to round the total flavour of a dish. As mentioned before, one of the foods that are really rich in umami are mushrooms. Among the mushrooms, one of the strongest umami-flavours comes from the shitake mushroom.   I accidentally found this week’s recipe (or experiment) a few weeks ago. I must admit that it sounded…