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Aug 6, 2009 08:44 PM

Din Tai Fung -- wheat free dumplings?

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. 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

      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. 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. 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

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