japanese restaurant...would you?

Posted on: Wed, 02/22/2006 - 3:05am
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Older DS (8, will be 9 next month) asked if we could go to the Japanese restaurant for his bday. We haven't been since younger DS (3) w/ food allergies was diagnosed. Older DS loves this place b/c they cook at your table. I know I should not take younger DS into a chinese restaurant but what about Japanese? I would obviously take his food mainly b/c of the shrimp there (he has tested not allergic to shellfish but we've not introduced it as he just turned 3). There are no peanut items on the menu, only sesame (which as far as I know he's not allergic to). Older DS knows it's a long shot asking and he'll be fine if we decide not to go, but I just wanted some thoughts on this.
Thanks,
Melissa

Posted on: Wed, 02/22/2006 - 3:30am
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Hi,
What allergies does your DS(age 3) have?
(raised the Japanese thread on the Main topic section)
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Posted on: Wed, 02/22/2006 - 5:06am
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Here in Toronto, I have eaten at Japanese restaurants several times a month for more than 10 years, and have never found any that use any peanut products. Please note that these are authentic Japanese restaurants owned and operated by Asians, not "Americanized" places.

Posted on: Wed, 02/22/2006 - 6:04am
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Ds is allergic to pn, tn, eggs...and again, I would take his food...I guess I'm concerned about the cooking the food at our table...not sure why...I think it's the caution about asian food in general...although from what I've read here it is rare to find pn in Japanese food.
Melissa

Posted on: Wed, 02/22/2006 - 9:40am
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[b]melissa[/b]
If your DS is not airborn reactive to eggs, you should be ok. But they do make "fried rice" at the table with eggs at some restaurants. Depends on the child.
Good luck,
Daisy

Posted on: Thu, 02/23/2006 - 1:15pm
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They usually have eggs at these places. It would be a little out of my comfort zone if my child were allergic to egg.
What if you did a special "date" with your older child, like you take the older child to a movie and dinner here in the future and your husband has a special "date" with your 3 yr old on the same day as a compromise?

Posted on: Thu, 02/23/2006 - 7:51pm
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I wouldnt go either.
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Posted on: Thu, 02/23/2006 - 11:40pm
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I second [b]CorinneM1[/b]'s suggestion. Do a "family date" for the birthday; take your older son sometime when your younger son can be with a friend or sitter. The meal is long for a 3 yr old. Then you wouldn't have the stress of allergies, and you would be able to enjoy the whole meal.
When she was little, DD used to love to have a *date* with a babysitter when my DH and I would have a date. She did not feel left-out at all.(BTW I am inhalant-allergic to seafood, as well as allergic to eggs. My DD and DH go on dates to the Japanese restaurant and leave me at home! With my blessing, of course.)
Daisy
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Posted on: Fri, 03/24/2006 - 2:18am
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Update:
Yesterday was older DS's bday and he was offered lots of options (including any restaurant w/ just one parent so other DS could stay home)...he said he wasn't going anywhere unless we all went. So he chose the local Mexican restaurant (where allergic DS always eats the chips and salsa and a cheese quesadilla and is thrilled) IF he could get the whole bday treatment there (which includes the waiters singing happy birthday in Spanish and them smearing whipped cream all over his face)...he loved it, 3 yr old DS got a big kick out of watching it. 9 yr old DS got the free piece of bday cake from the restaurant and 3 yr old had picked out a bag of mini oreos to take as his "pretend cake" as he called it.
It was fun!
melissa

Posted on: Fri, 03/24/2006 - 6:04am
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Sounds like everyone had fun!! You should be proud of your 9 yo. My 10yo and 8yo would be way too selfish to do that. lol. sad....
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Posted on: Fri, 04/21/2006 - 10:48am
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Hi,I'm from Japan living in Toronto.
My 4 years old son is PA;however I would not feel like to take my son to Japanese restaurants because we cannot say we dont have a dish with peanuts ,and some frozen foods may contain traces amounts of peanuts that I sometimes find in Japanese stores. And I cannot trust food's labels that came from Japan.(frozen one or whatever)One day when I read a label of japanese noodle carefully,It doesnot say it contains sesame, but the souce of the noodle had sesame seeds.
Sorry for my broken English,i just wanted to share my opinion.
Japanese noo
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