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Jul 11, 2010 05:42 PM

Question about Indonesian/Malaysian food in Queens

Hey all! Strange question that i hope someone can answer--

I am coming down next saturday with a group of 11 and would really like to have us finish the day with something different. I am thinking of one of the Malaysian or Indonesian places discussed on the board, but I have someone with me who is SERIOUSLY allergic to seafood of any kind. I won't do Thai (no Sripraphi!), because I know almost everything is prepared with fish sauce, but I don't know about other Southeast Asian cuisines. Any thoughts? Filipino may be an alternative as well. Just need to make sure it is "safe", and I know from experience that it is hard to get the severity of the situation across to servers sometimes. Any thoughts or other alternatives would be appreciated. this is a group who is well travelled and willing to try anything different. Queens would be best as it is on the way home to CT.

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  1. I have a similar problem with a co-worker. I wanted to take our group to Sripraphai or Chao Thai but my severely allergic co-worker can't do that (although I hear that the vegetarian menu at Sripraphai is reliable for vegetarians and vegans, but I wonder about the possibility of cross-contamination for those allergic). She says Chinese is usually safe so on our next outing, I might stick to a place like Lan Sheng, Hunan House, or Little Pepper.

    I'd probably avoid Malaysian food. Based on what I've read, they don't use it as much as in Thai, Vietnamese, Laotian, Cambodian, or Filipino food, but I'd imagine it's still a risk. I could be wrong. Maybe somebody else could chime in with more info. Not sure about Indonesian. You could try calling Upi Jaya and ask them. If I remember correctly, their English is good.

    Little Pepper
    133-43 Roosevelt Ave, Queens, NY 11354

    64-13 39th Ave, Queens, NY 11377

    Upi Jaya
    76-04 Woodside Ave, Queens, NY 11373