It depends on what you mean by safe enough. Are you traveling or moving there? Do you plan to cook or eat out? And do you speak Chinese?
If you do not speak Chinese, are traveling and plan to eat out a lot--I might be worried. If you do speak Chinese and plan to cook--you might be okay.
I think we need more details like where you are staying as well as answers to the above.
I am traveling there for 8 days in May. No I don't speak Chinese. I plan to eat out alot, because the group I am going with will not have an oppertunity to cook. We are satying in 4+ star hotels.
I would DEFINITELY find someone to write in Chinese everything that you need the chef to know about your allergies. I don't even feed products from China to dd, because I don't feel like they understand PA very well at all (it's not very common there, I don't think). But one thing that has helped us a lot was for me to learn how to describe dd's allergies in spanish - we eat a LOT of cheap Mexican food.
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I would be VERY cautious and make sure that what you order is very simple and plain. Hopefully at larger more americanized restaurants--they will have american choices.
When I was in Thailand I was able to get american dishes at some restaurants. That was before kids though--I would never take my food allergic son to Thailand.
Wow, good for you! Not allowing food allergies to impact quality of life can be difficult. I will say that having a son with PA, I am very cautious with respect to places we travel and in most cases he does not eat restaraunt food even when travelling away from home. We have perfected a system that allows us to prepare meals even in the most limited of hotel room facilities.
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