I've got a trip up-coming to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Yay! But I have a severe allergy to monosodium glutamate (MSG). Boo! It triggers severe migraines so I normally avoid it at all costs, but that's not always easy when abroad. I know in certain parts of asia, MSG is used like common salt. In your experience, is it super prevalent in Malayasian cooking? Example: I hear awesome things about all the street vendors in KL, would I be safe trying street food?
Bonus: Is there any easy way to inquire about or avoid MSG without offending every restaurant I visit?