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I'm (a newbie) after a little bit of advice if anyone would be so kind.

 

I should start by saying I don't have coeliac disease.  My mother does.  One of my sisters does too.  And the other has Crohn's disease.  I guess I just got lucky.

 

But anyway, gluten doesn't totally agree with me.  It makes me bloated, particularly if I eat it on an evening.  I've tried cutting out in the past before slowly re-introducing it.  But over the past couple of months I've changed my eating habits completely, based on various books, articles, videos that have enlightened me.  

 

So I haven't eaten any wheat for two months.  No beer either.  I'm not eating processed foods or anything sugary (food or drink).  I'm most definitely not consuming high fructose corn syrup.  I'm still eating some carbs but less each week.  Mostly rice now and potatoes now and again.

 

I won't eat wheat/bread but one food I really do miss is ramen.  I love Japanese food. Any sort of fish or meat, grilled or raw.  I live in Hong Kong and there are a ton of Japanese restaurants.   But it's kind of expensive going for fish/meat every time.  Sometimes I just want to get a bowl of ramen.

 

I feel like I've come this far and it's not really a biggie.  If I'm going to relapse it should be with beer, as I miss that way more than any wheat-based foods.

 

But would it really be so bad if I had a bowl of ramen?   Or should I just try and order one without the noodles (the broth is the best bit anyway).

 

 

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i've missed ramen for 9 years. sadly its one of the most dangerous things you can have as celiac as most ramen is made from  pure wheat.   What you need to find is juwari soba which is pure buckwheat noodles.  I make miso ramen often but  use the soba instead. after awhile you'll like its flavor better.  That said, you have to make sure its juwari or 100% soba which is hard to find in many places. Some health food shops have it. Finding it in Hong kong may be a challenge but I bet you could mail order from Japan.  The only other noodles to find in HK would be rice noodles which are ok but not  as good as the juwari soba.  good luck

 

 

 

I'm (a newbie) after a little bit of advice if anyone would be so kind.

 

I should start by saying I don't have coeliac disease.  My mother does.  One of my sisters does too.  And the other has Crohn's disease.  I guess I just got lucky.

 

But anyway, gluten doesn't totally agree with me.  It makes me bloated, particularly if I eat it on an evening.  I've tried cutting out in the past before slowly re-introducing it.  But over the past couple of months I've changed my eating habits completely, based on various books, articles, videos that have enlightened me.  

 

So I haven't eaten any wheat for two months.  No beer either.  I'm not eating processed foods or anything sugary (food or drink).  I'm most definitely not consuming high fructose corn syrup.  I'm still eating some carbs but less each week.  Mostly rice now and potatoes now and again.

 

I won't eat wheat/bread but one food I really do miss is ramen.  I love Japanese food. Any sort of fish or meat, grilled or raw.  I live in Hong Kong and there are a ton of Japanese restaurants.   But it's kind of expensive going for fish/meat every time.  Sometimes I just want to get a bowl of ramen.

 

I feel like I've come this far and it's not really a biggie.  If I'm going to relapse it should be with beer, as I miss that way more than any wheat-based foods.

 

But would it really be so bad if I had a bowl of ramen?   Or should I just try and order one without the noodles (the broth is the best bit anyway).

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i've missed ramen for 9 years. sadly its one of the most dangerous things you can have as celiac as most ramen is made from  pure wheat.   What you need to find is juwari soba which is pure buckwheat noodles.  I make miso ramen often but  use the soba instead. after awhile you'll like its flavor better.  That said, you have to make sure its juwari or 100% soba which is hard to find in many places. Some health food shops have it. Finding it in Hong kong may be a challenge but I bet you could mail order from Japan.  The only other noodles to find in HK would be rice noodles which are ok but not  as good as the juwari soba.  good luck

 

Thanks. I'll try and track juwari down.  Yeah, rice noodles are ok.  Vietnamese restaurants are an obvious choice for a poor Ramen substitute.  Not so much because of the noodles, but I find the broth so bland in comparison.  Unless it's spiced-up but then spicy food generally makes me want a cold beer, which kind of defeats the object :(

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it is pretty easy to make yourself once you get a good miso         made with  rice and not barley.  I've been desperate enough to use gluten-free spaghetti noodles  with miso. once you get your own broth you gonna really enjoy it

Thanks. I'll try and track juwari down.  Yeah, rice noodles are ok.  Vietnamese restaurants are an obvious choice for a poor Ramen substitute.  Not so much because of the noodles, but I find the broth so bland in comparison.  Unless it's spiced-up but then spicy food generally makes me want a cold beer, which kind of defeats the object :(

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I also miss the ramen... and there's so many ramen restaurants popping up around here. Of course, if the wheat didn't kill me, the soy would, so that's off the menu.

 

I guess you have to examine why you've cut out gluten. If you're feeling better without it, then probably best to stay away. are you avoiding all gluten, or just wheat? I imagine it's a bit tougher to be 100% gluten-free in Hong Kong.

Of course, if you do decide to cave, and feel like crud, then you'll know for sure.

 

Personally, I'd choose the beer (though there are great gluten-free beers out there now. Not sure if you could get anything in HK, but there's a few being made in New Zealand. Kiwi hops. mmmmmmm)

 

I have also seen gluten-free ramen from a Japanese company. It's like fresh rice pasta. I keep meaning to try some, but not sure how to make the broth properly. Not sure what it was called, but you could look for it.

 

In the meantime, pho will have to do.

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there are a lot of other gluten free noodles popping up around Japan. Wheat  allergies in children are  growing at an alarming  rate.

The sorghum pasta is nice  and  ramen like fettuchini made from  millet is great. 

ive had most of them and still like the juwari soba the best.

 

I also miss the ramen... and there's so many ramen restaurants popping up around here. Of course, if the wheat didn't kill me, the soy would, so that's off the menu.

 

I guess you have to examine why you've cut out gluten. If you're feeling better without it, then probably best to stay away. are you avoiding all gluten, or just wheat? I imagine it's a bit tougher to be 100% gluten-free in Hong Kong.

Of course, if you do decide to cave, and feel like crud, then you'll know for sure.

 

Personally, I'd choose the beer (though there are great gluten-free beers out there now. Not sure if you could get anything in HK, but there's a few being made in New Zealand. Kiwi hops. mmmmmmm)

 

I have also seen gluten-free ramen from a Japanese company. It's like fresh rice pasta. I keep meaning to try some, but not sure how to make the broth properly. Not sure what it was called, but you could look for it.

 

In the meantime, pho will have to do.

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