Extremely detailed Japanese gluten free card, written by a celiac and translated by a native Japanese speaker.
This card is an immediate digital download sent via email, specifically sized for your smartphone. Upon purchase, you will receive a confirmation email with a green 'download' button. On your computer, click the download button and download the .png file for your phone or for printing. ENGLISH TRANSLATION ALSO ENCLOSED UPON PURCHASE.
✔ a basic explanation of the disease and what to avoid;
✔ local ingredients like soy sauce or miso that are used in cooking, to best communicate what you need to be wary of;
✔ cross-contamination concerns, and requirements for uncontaminated oil so you don't get accidentally glutened;
✔ a list of what can be used to substitute and cook with, such as rice or corn; and
✔ an apology for the inconvenience to the chef and staff of the restaurant or stall.
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My full gluten free guide to Japan is here.
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I have a disease called celiac and I cannot eat gluten, which is found in wheat, barley, rye, and oats. Because soy sauce contains wheat flour in Japan, I cannot also eat anything made with soy sauce.
I will become very ill if I eat food containing these main items (wheat, barley, rye, or soy sauce), or any food that contains wheat flour, breadcrumbs, tamari, grain vinegar, Oyster sauce, tempura, miso made from barley, or bread. I cannot eat food fried in the same oil as breaded products / tempura either, as the cross-contamination will get me sick.
I can eat food containing rice, soybeans, buckwheat (soba), yams, tapioca, potatoes, corn, any vegetables, seaweed, cheese, fruit, eggs, meat, chicken, or fish – so long as they are not cooked with wheat flour, soy sauce containing wheat flour. For soba noodles, I can only eat 100% soba with no wheat flour added.
Does this food contain wheat flour, soy sauce, rye, or barley?
Thank you for your help in helping me avoid getting sick. I am sorry for any inconvenience but I have to be very careful when I eat food.
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