Kane Yama - Japanese Steak House

Posted on: Wed, 09/30/2009 - 4:48am
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Are there any reasons that this would not be safe for a Peanut/tree nut allergy?

I've looked at the menu and they only have one item with pine nuts. Its not even a meal my kids would attempt to eat.

-AllergyMama

Posted on: Wed, 11/25/2009 - 5:48am
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Genuine Japanese food is almost always totally nut-free. I used to live in Japan and loved the fact I never had to worry about anything except desserts.
I'm not familiar with this particular restaurant, but I imagine the main thing you would need to worry about is whether it serves authentic Japanese food or not. If the food is authentic, it should be fine (but check the desserts). If it's a Westernised restaurant, I would be more careful, as sometimes the chefs use ingredients that aren't traditional. More dangerous still is if it's a restaurant that mixes Japanese and Chinese, Korean, Indonesian or Thai foods, etc, together (some managers just lump half of Asia together under the banner of one country). Some restaurants sell food that claims to be Japanese but is actually more like Chinese or other Asian cuisine.
In this case the pine nuts ring an alarm bell, because they aren't an ingredient I would normally expect to find in any Japanese food. However, I wouldn't let this stop me from going to the restaurant - I would just make sure to double-check with the chef when ordering whether there are any nuts in the dishes or not.

Posted on: Fri, 11/27/2009 - 6:17am
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Allergymama-
I have to say that in general I don't think the cuisine matters.
What matters most is 1. that you tell the wait staff/restaurant about your allergies 2. that you plan/call ahead for restaurants you are not familiar with if/when you can 3. you get a feel for how the restaurant will be or is in managing food allergies.
There are some restaurants that you would not think peanut would be an issue but you can't risk it due to the fact that the restaurant just doesn't get food allergies.
And then there are some restaurants that do have a number of peanut dishes that would be fine because they truly get food allergy and cross contamination.
Some things to think about:
1. how is the food cooked-can/will they use a clean pan
2. what type or oils and seasonings are used
With restaurants like this we tend to get simple dishes that are steamed, have little or no sauce, and we make sure they are cooked in their own pan.
I truly believe an allergic individual can eat in "almost" any restaurant with proper precautions.
Call the restaurant and get a feel for how they manage food allergies. Ask about peanuts, tree nuts, and other allergens you are concerned about. I wouldn't just go by the menu. Menus change.
Hope that helps!
Ruth

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