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Headed to a Korean/Japanese restaurant tonight, so I called just now to see what their gluten-free options might be. Uh oh. She didn't understand me at all. Not enough English fluency to understand gluten-free.

 

So, what should I look for that would be safe?

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Do you have any friends/colleagues who speak the same language?  That is a stretch, of course.  When you aren't able to communicate, I wouldn't risk it. However, Asian cuisine restaurants typically go through a ton of rice and they cook it in a big rice cooker that is dedicated to rice, so I would feel safe ordering a bowl of rice to nibble on.  You can bring some of your own gluten-free soy sauce.  And you may be able to get a pretty decent salad if they have a lot of fresh vegetables.

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So, what should I look for that would be safe?

 Another place to dine?

 

Not being flip, just practical.  ;)

It's difficult enough getting people to understand what "truly gluten free" means...but with a language barrier, your odds of getting

served a safe meal are nil. 

Good luck.

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No way I'd go there ... Ughhh I won't even go to our fav chinese restaurant that we have been going to for years!! Good luck and let us know how it goes.

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So far, I'm feeling great after eating there! It was important to me to celebrate with my friend at her favorite restaurant. When I mentioned gluten-free to my friend, she knew what another gluten-free friend had eaten there before with success, so I ordered that! It was the bibimbap w/o soy sauce. And then the server seemed quite knowledgeable about gluten-free foods as he served all the other dishes, telling me which ones I could try. The owner was the Korean gal who answered the phone and had no idea what I was asking.

 

Despite lots of burping, I'm feeling just great.

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Despite lots of burping, I'm feeling just great.

 

 

That's funny!   That is my first symptom of  a glutening, too!  If I'm lucky and it wasn't much gluten or the stars are aligned or I have good karma - it doesn't go much further than that!   :)

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Good.  :) Bibimbap was what I was going to suggest. Just make sure you don't eat the red pepper paste! (I am hoping you didn't!) 

The server gave me gluten-free red pepper paste--mmmmm! I ate all of it. So tasty.

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