U all sound pretty clued up to , so maybe you can help.
I am travelling from Ireland to perth via singapore and am wondering about foods and nice places to eat in perth that will know what celiac means, my friend lives out there since december and has been sick a few times from waitresses telling her their stuff is gluten free when it is not... Im wondering about products in the supermarket...how expensive are they? and what are brand si should be looking out for??
I am Irish and only diagnosed last year so im nervous ab the traveling part....
Thanks a lot
Glad you found this thread! I'm sorry your friend has been sick. I guess those places aren't recommended.
The gluten-free stuff is pricier, usually. The best brand of pasta in my opinion is the San Remo stuff. In Coles it's in the 'health foods' aisle with all the gluten free stuff, I think Woolworths stock it in with the regular pasta.
White wings flour (gluten free aisle) works pretty much like regular flour. about $5 for 750g I think.
sauces - the asian stir fry sauces are well labeled, "Ayam" are a great brand and will clearly say if gluten free. Likewise soy sauce is labeled and in the regular section.
There's usually a section of frozen stuff - we've talked about the bellyhoo pies which are awesome, but pricey ($10 for 2).
Bread is about $6 a loaf
Sausages will all be labelled gluten free - and most are.
Bacon is also usually labelled gluten free
Let me know if there's any product in particular you're curious about and I can look for you. I don't really eat many pre-packaged foods, so I forget what's available.
One thing you'll find is that in general groceries are a lot more expensive in Australia than in the UK (but eating out is more affordable)
I hope you have a fabulous time travelling around!