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I wasn't quite sure whether to post in the ingredients forum or here. But here goes ...

I went to a restaurant I've always loved that is right next to a movie theatre we frequent. I hadn't been there since I've been gluten-free. On the way there (planning on a movie right after) I realized I hadn't thought about whether I could eat there or not. Not enough time to find anywhere else, I thought. Yes, I know ... excuses, excuses.

Anyway, this Asian (mostly Thai) place has folks that have never heard of gluten. I switch to saying wheat and explain that soy sauce usually has it (seemingly news to the waitress). She goes back and forth to the kitchen several times and then tells me the only thing I might have is the fried rice, subbing fish sauce for soy sauce. I ask if the fish sauce is of the type that has wheat. She confidently said no.

You can see where this post is heading, can't you? How I feel :wacko:

Maybe it is psychosomatic. Does anyone have a feel for the likelihood that a restaurant has a fish sauce with wheat in it? All I've been able to find is that some sauces do and some don't.

I suppose if they put soy sauce in everything and I had something stir fried there could be cross contamination involved.

Dang, I was feeling so good recently.

McDougall diet (low fat vegan) since 6/00

Gluten free since 1/6/07

Soy free and completely casein and egg free since 2/15/07

Yeast free, on and off, since 3/1/07 -- I can't notice any difference one way or the other

Enterolab results -- 2/15/07

Fecal Antigliladin IgA 140 (Normal Range <10 units)

Fecal Antitissue Transglutaminase IgA 50 (Normal Range <10 units)

Quantitative Microscopic Fecal Fat Score 517 (Normal Range <300 units)

Fecal anti-casein (cow's milk) IgA antibody 127 (Normal Range <10 units)

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0501

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 06xx

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 1,1 (subtype 5,6)

Fecal anti-ovalbumin (chicken egg) IgA antibody 11 (Normal range <10 units)

Fecal Anti-Saccharomyces cerevisiae (dietary yeast) IgA 11 (Normal range <10 units)

Fecal Anti-Soy IgA 119 (Normal Range < 10 units)

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I know when I went to a Mexican restaurant and they used oyster sauce, it had wheat in it. I'm not sure about the fish sauce though. Also, I thought I remember hearing once that we couldn't have fried rice because something they used in it.


Dairy/Casein Free- March 2007

Gluten Free- May 2007

Soy Free- August 2007

Sugar Free- January 2008

Starch Free- January 2008

Egg Free (again!)- February 2008

Sulfur Free- May 2008

Dx'd Lyme Disease and co-infections- December 2007

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