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Posted on: Tue, 04/26/2005 - 3:17am
Melrose Mum's picture
Joined: 01/23/2002 - 09:00

I've just found out that Blue Ginger (owner Ming Tsai, from t.v. show Simply Ming) in Wellesley, MA is EXTREMELY aware. Ming's son is PA (and more) They have very strict procedures regarding the one dish that contains peanuts. The manager explained how peanuts are only used at one wok station, and how the wok is cleaned before cooking for someone with an allergy. HE told me about how they avoid cross-contamination, etc. Apparently, they are quite well known for dealing with food allergies. We'll give them a try and report back....however, the menu is more East Meets West (fusion) you can check them out at [url="http://www.ming.com"]http://www.ming.com[/url] and BTW, the 'thai dipping sauce' has nothing to do with peanuts.

Posted on: Tue, 04/26/2005 - 6:15am
ajgauthier's picture
Joined: 04/13/2005 - 09:00

hiya - great thread! I'm going to check out the policies of the PF Chang's in my area (Tucson, AZ) and see if they have the same guidelines.
I've never eaten at a chinese, indian, thai, or pacific rim restaurant. It's just not in my comfort zone due to cross contamination.
However, I routinely eat at Japanese places, but I do call and ask about their ingredients. Usually these are sushi and teppanaki places. Bennihana's (the ones I've eaten at) do not use peanut oil or ANY nuts for that matter. I was so impressed! I could eat ANYTHING off the menu! (This was in Atlanta, GA and in Boston, MA).
I've bought a good indian cookbook, chinese cookbook, and pacific rim cookbook, as, I do like those styles of food. I modify recipes using canola oil to fry and completely know the rest of the ingredients are fresh and of my making...no nuts or peanuts!
Adrienne :-)
30-year old survivor of sever peanut/tree nut allergy

Posted on: Tue, 04/26/2005 - 6:46am
cooper's picture
Joined: 12/20/2002 - 09:00

Melrose Mum - Thanks so much for the info about Blue Ginger. Never thought I could go there with my son - so this is great news. Thanks for posting.

Posted on: Tue, 04/26/2005 - 8:25am
solarflare's picture
Joined: 02/07/2002 - 09:00

The one cuisine that I do really miss is Thai. We've found a Vietnamese noodle house that is safe enough for Jason, but Thai is impossible.
I have to settle for making Pad Thai at home with a fish sauce base rather than a peanut base (I prefer it that way anyway).
I didn't know that Ming Tsai had a son with food allergies. I watched his show on Food Network a lot when it was still airing.. my local PBS affliates don't carry Simply Ming. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]

Posted on: Tue, 04/26/2005 - 12:25pm
pgrubbs's picture
Joined: 10/27/2003 - 09:00

I miss Asian food. i cook it at home but it is not the same. I love Ming Tsai! (sorry about the spelling!)

Posted on: Sun, 05/01/2005 - 2:59pm
fuzzyfurball's picture
Joined: 06/27/2002 - 09:00

I do routinely avoid Chinese Restaurants because I have recently begun to react to the food. I was already aware that egg rolls are definitely a NO-NO. We have a Chinese place that does not use peanut oil when they stir fry, and are well aware of my allergy. THat is the only place I will eat Chinese food b/c I have NEVER had a reaction. One dr. said to eat at only one chinese rest. Another one said to avoid it altogether and not to eat ANY nuts. (I have regularly been okay with pecans and walnuts, but I am careful what brand I eat.)


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