I’m sure more than a few of you have heard of coeliac disease and gluten intolerance. Coeliac disease is a disease in which the small intestine is hypersensitive to gluten, leading to difficulty in digesting food. This is a common disease in Ireland and is particularly high in incidence in the West of Ireland. On a national basis the average is that 1 in every 100 people suffer from Coeliac disease. Because so many of our clientele suffer from this we are well used to catering for gluten free needs in the restaurant.
The main advantage that we would have over other types of restaurants is that all our dishes are cooked to order. Many people think that with Chinese restaurants the fact that they get their food so quickly means its pre-made but its the opposite in fact. We can make food for you so quickly as our wok cookers operate at such high temperatures that the dishes can be made from scratch very quickly. This is why wok cooking is such a skill as there’s very little room and time for errors!
So for us if we need to amend a dish it can be done easily enough. With a lot of Asian dishes the difference to make it gluten free can actually be as simple as not adding soy sauce which contains a small amount of gluten. The great thing too is that nowadays you can even get a gluten free soy sauce!
Unfortunately not every dish can be made gluten free but luckily we do have a large selection of dishes on the menu that can be altered. So just look out for the “gf” symbol on the menu and when you’re ordering be sure to ask your server to amend the dish for your needs.
Some of our favourite gluten free dishes in the restaurant:
Sweet’n’Sour Chicken – Yes you can still have your favourite dish, just let us know!
Salt’N’Peppered Prawns – No need miss out on this delicious dish
Beef Black Bean – We can amend this very easily to your gluten free needs
And many many others! We also have a delicious gluten free Lemon Mousse for Dessert.
If you think you might suffer from Coeliac Disease then check out https://www.coeliac-ireland.com/ for information on how to manage your diet and see their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/CoeliacSocIreland/ for more news and tips.