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I'm restaurant researching again!

My husband, who is the chief cook (I get to be chief bottle washer :lol: ) has been really great since both my daughter and I have gone gluten free. (Of course, he's outnumbered; that helps ;) ) He utilizes gluten free bread crumbs now, enjoys gluten free pizza crust, cooks brown rice and brown rice pasta, and vegetables and meat that are simply but deliciously prepared.

But today he said he has a hankering for something different... he would really like some Chinese food. I would enjoy that too but know that many Chinese places use soy sauce that is not wheat-product free, so many many dishes would not be good.

Fortunately he likes Thai food as well and I have read in previous posts that Thai food might be ok. I haven't had it since going gluten free so I am doing my homework.

I've already pulled up the online menu of our favorite place (Pom Thai, So Portland ME) and I will be calling them once I've figured out a few selections. But they have over 90 selections! I can only remember a few of the ones we've tried before.

Panaeng Curry and Green Curry, Pad Thai..... in some other thread a poster said the curries would probably be ok, but Pad Thai might be iffy. Would appreciate anyones comments about these.

and to anybody who's successfully enjoyed Thai food, what are your favorite menu selections? (If you want to check out the menu we will be picking from it's here: http://www.thaitastemaine.com/menu_pomsthai.html )

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I usually order a curry dish; curries are *usually* safe. Whatever you choose, be sure to specify that there should be no soy sauce and no oyster sauce; both typically contain wheat. Fish sauce, which is a traditional Thai condiment, is normally safe.

Ken

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I'm restaurant researching again!

My husband, who is the chief cook (I get to be chief bottle washer :lol: ) has been really great since both my daughter and I have gone gluten free. (Of course, he's outnumbered; that helps ;) ) He utilizes gluten free bread crumbs now, enjoys gluten free pizza crust, cooks brown rice and brown rice pasta, and vegetables and meat that are simply but deliciously prepared.

But today he said he has a hankering for something different... he would really like some Chinese food. I would enjoy that too but know that many Chinese places use soy sauce that is not wheat-product free, so many many dishes would not be good.

Fortunately he likes Thai food as well and I have read in previous posts that Thai food might be ok. I haven't had it since going gluten free so I am doing my homework.

I've already pulled up the online menu of our favorite place (Pom Thai, So Portland ME) and I will be calling them once I've figured out a few selections. But they have over 90 selections! I can only remember a few of the ones we've tried before.

Panaeng Curry and Green Curry, Pad Thai..... in some other thread a poster said the curries would probably be ok, but Pad Thai might be iffy. Would appreciate anyones comments about these.

and to anybody who's successfully enjoyed Thai food, what are your favorite menu selections? (If you want to check out the menu we will be picking from it's here: http://www.thaitastemaine.com/menu_pomsthai.html )

I am just outside of Portland and am very familiar with Pom's Thai. If you check out the

take out menu, they actually label everything that is gluten free. Look for "wheat" with an "x" through it. My dietician clued me in to this.

I have eaten at a few other local Thai restaurants and usually get pineapple fried rice and have done really well with it. Good luck, hope this helps!

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