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I have heard such good things about pf changs gluten-free food. Once I had lettuce wraps and street noodles and tonight I had pork/beef fried rice getting sick both times. I've only been gluten-free for 2 months. But other foods haven't been upsetting me so I'm not sure what to think. Anyone else had pf chang issues?

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We love PFChangs. My daughter and I are very sensitive to CC, and we always do good at PFChangs. Sorry you had a bad experience. We have eaten at many PFCHangs in many different states. They are our standard go-to resturant when we travel because we don't get sick eating there. I would give them another try. We love the egg drop soup and ginger chicken and lemon chicken and the lettuce wraps. Make sure the entree's come out on the round dishes, with the PFChangs Logo on the dishes. That is how they keep things seperate in the kitchen and to alert everyone that the dish is gluten free. Also, don't hesitate to double check that it is gluten free. They normally do a great job keeping things seperate to prevent CC.

Good luck!

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Have been to 2 different ones- 2 times in Aniheim by Disney & many times here in KC. Always had good luck. The food is very salty. There could be something that doesn't agree with you. I always feel a bit bad because I eat too much. It is a Rule of Celiac Dining: Thou shall partake of the gluten free dessert if one is available.

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It may very well be something else you are now sensitive to. I was much more sensitive in the first few months being gluten free and I still have some problems.

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The first time we went, my daughter had a problem but I know it was because she absolutely stuffed herself. We hardly ever eat out and she loved it...and kept eating and eating...and then got dessert...and then was miserable. We've been back a couple of times now and the novelty has worn off. She paces herself and knows if she's too full for her dessert, we'll still let her get one to take home.

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Maybe I just over ate. Thanks for the replies. It's just so confusing when multiple things feel the same.

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I have been to the one in Tampa, FL and have been hit twice out of probably 8 times. Each time I had the lettuce wraps and beef broccoli or broccoli beef (always get it mixed up.) Usually have D about an hour after eating and then fine as far as I know. Still hurting me inside but I can't tell.

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I have been okay, but I am not a super sensitive person and I also order the same thing everytime, so if there is a screwup, I will be able to tell. (My spouse thinks that this is dull, I find it reassuring that the gluten-free spicy tsao chicken so far hasn't been a disaster. also okay with lemon chicken. ) I know the table mixed sauces are supposed to be okay, but I skip them on the lettuce wraps as I find that I like it better that way, anyway. I don't eat fried rice out because for some reason that type of thing seems to be possessed of a higher problem probability of something going wrong, I will only eat plain rice if I have any. Ditto the street noodles, which have a complicated sauce. I don't eat much pork at all out, period. Before going gluten free it used to make me very sick, :ph34r: I was a little surprised I am able to eat lean bacon now if I want to.

Be sure the soy sauce is the gluten free one. Can you eat soy at all ? What about MSG ?

I have no idea if my theory will hold true for other people, but it is based on an awful lot of reading celiac reviews.

One time our dinner took a very long time to come out, they came and apologized because they had caught it in the kitchen and had to start over. I told them I would rather eat a safe meal that took awhile than a rushed one, and this was not a problem with the waiting.

Maybe next time, if you get enough nerve after discussing it with their manager, try just one thing, like the lettuce wraps. But it's frustrating. I got horribly nailed 2 winters ago at name brand restaurant with a good gluten-free reputation, and still can't work it up to go back, and I've eaten at a lot of different places since then, no problem. And it was a plain non exotic meal, which was even more exasperating. :blink:

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When we go, we all order from the gluten-free menu. Even my picky oldest has a dish on there he likes Pepper beef. I think that probably makes it easier and safer. WE do it so we can all share.

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That's a very good point. If the whole table is gluten free, it's going to be more noticeable for the whole process from waiter to kitchen to server.

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:ph34r: If I can add my two cents, even though we don't have PF Changs up here ... if you've only been gluten-free for a couple of months, you'd probably be better off holding off on eating out until you're healed and feeling stronger. My doctor advised me to eat very basic, plain food for the first while - rice, fruit and veggies, little or no cheese, no spices, etc etc - before trying restaurants and more involved dishes.

And yes, you can eat somewhere a hundred times and be fine, but time 101 could get ya! Welcome to the world of gluten-free

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My wife has been gluten free starting this year. She absolutely loved PF Changs in KC. she got the chicken fried rice and had no problems after. The manager was so nice and went out of his way to make her a "fruity" alcoholic drink because she didn't want the gluten free beer that night. We will definitely look for a PF Changs any time we go somewhere.

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I have heard such good things about pf changs gluten-free food. Once I had lettuce wraps and street noodles and tonight I had pork/beef fried rice getting sick both times. I've only been gluten-free for 2 months. But other foods haven't been upsetting me so I'm not sure what to think. Anyone else had pf chang issues?

I've been to pf changs 5 times since going gluten-free. Twice I had the same waiter almost CC my sauce he brought out for me by attempting ( I stopped him)to mix my dipping sauce with the same spoon he had just put in the reg soy sauce. I got sick for three days after I ate there in Jan. I will go back there. I think they are knowledgable, however, will avoid this waiter. Yes, I did tell a manager. I also plan for my entire table to be gluten-free. I always get the lettuce wraps and egg drop soup.

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