Quoted from MomotaroI found a really yummy dish that I could make lots of and not tire of (at least for a long while) that has all but one compliant ingredient which is oyster sauce which is a very important ingredient as it makes the dish what it is. The one sold at the store has non-compliant ingredients. It has shoyu, MSG, some kind of caramel?, something I believe is derived from wheat, and just a couple of other possible/probable non-compliant ingredients.
Is there a homemade recipe for oyster sauce or a good way to make a substitute? I scanned foodsub.com but didn't even see oyster sauce.
By the way, how bad is MSG? For example, if doing the diet very compliantly, but allowing for a small percentage of cheating using seasoning/condiments, would MSG be very bad to not even consider? I ask because upon reading other people's opinions on the internet, I notice some people say it is so very, very bad. Is it really that bad that I couldn't buy a product if the only non-compliant ingredient is MSG?