I was eating this bread, and the thought that came to my mind was "wow, this bread doesn't taste like anything; there's no particular flavor." It had a very light, neutral taste. I want to say "bland," but not in a negative sense. (I enjoyed the taste of this bread.)
How would I express this in Korean? The first two things I can think of don't seem right:
- 맛이 없다: usually negative connotation, more like "tastes bad; tasteless"
- 싱겁다: also seems like negative connotation
I actually prefer the taste of this bread because it lacked the strong buttery dairy taste typical of most Korean baked goods. So I'm afraid if I use either of the phrases above, it would not convey the meaning I intended. Especially 맛이 없다, since it is idiomatic for "tastes bad."
It might be a cultural thing because Koreans tend to prefer strong flavors.