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Din Tai Fung -- wheat free dumplings?

Hershey Bomar Aug 6, 2009 08:44 PM

Does Din Tai Fung serve any wheat free dumplings -- like maybe rice dough? I have an annoying intolerance to gluten.

What else is good on the menu?

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  1. monku RE: Hershey Bomar Aug 6, 2009 09:33 PM

    Never had it, but I see on their menu they have a pork and glutinous rice shaomai. I also like their stir fried rice cake w/ vegetables (Shanghai Rice Cake)
    See their menu and featured items:

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    1. re: monku
      monku RE: monku Aug 6, 2009 10:04 PM

      Now that I think about it--maybe that pork and glutinous rice shaomai wrapper is made with wheat and the filling is pork and glutinous rice. Maybe you can ask.
      But as you can see by the menu there are plenty of items on the menu without wheat.

      Although doesn't soy sauce contain wheat?

    2. J.L. RE: Hershey Bomar Aug 6, 2009 10:06 PM

      Sorry to break it to ya.... Gluten is contained within the vast majority of Chinese foods. In fact, there is an entire branch of Chinese cuisine devoted to cooked gluten! It's a nightmare for most people suffering from celiac sprue.

      1. ipsedixit RE: Hershey Bomar Aug 6, 2009 11:05 PM

        None of the dumplings are wheat free, or non-gluten.

        But there are several gluten-free items on the DTF menu -- none of which are dumplings, however, including the shu-mai, fried rice, tsong-zi, and stir-fried rice cakes.

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        1. re: ipsedixit
          coffeebrownies RE: ipsedixit Aug 7, 2009 03:33 PM

          Chinese soy sauce has wheat in it, so even the non-dumpling items at any Chinese restaurant are probably not a good bet for the gluten intolerant.

        2. ronnie_gaucho RE: Hershey Bomar Aug 7, 2009 11:43 PM

          DTF is not the place for you. Everything good on the menu contains gluten. Sorry

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