Gluten-Free Life In Asia & With Asian Food
Posted 11 October 2012 - 06:11 AM
I'm brand new to gluten-free (four days to be exact!). This forum has been so helpful in getting started. I was wondering if anyone had advice specifically related to gluten-free life in Asia or with Asian food! I live in Singapore and when I ask people about gluten free items, they look at me as though I have switched to speaking German.
I thought rice would be ok but I am learning rice is often cooked in soy sauce! Any advice of safe dishes?
Posted 12 October 2012 - 10:18 AM
Posted 13 October 2012 - 04:25 AM
Singapore has a quite a few western restaurants so you can see if any of them have gluten free items like salads with no croutons or other oddities (bring your own dressing or ask for olive oil/vinegar). Japanese (sushi/sashimi) should be ok if you can find your own gluten free soy sauce or tamari. I have also put sesame oil on sushi which people think is odd but it is really good! Add a bit of salt too! Indian? Lots of Indian in Singapore. If you can find a place where they use pure spices to make curries it might be ok (get to know the chef!) Curries made from curry roux have wheat in them.
Honestly, if you are only 4 days into it I would seriously forget eating out and focus on cleaning gluten out of your kitchen and get used to preparing and taking your own food with you. It is hard at first but it gets easier. I have only been gluten-free since Feb. and I am finally getting used to a routine with all the food prep. When I head out for the day I always pack a lunch.
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