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Feb 11, 2011 02:12 PM

SG Valley - gluten free

I have celiac disease so typically avoid Chinese and most other asian restaurants. Without being able to eat soy sauce, there isn't usually much left on the menu! I also have to avoid soy and dairy.

Anywhere I can get a good meal?

If not, anywhere I can get a good snack. it'd be fun to go exploring with a destination even if it is only a drink or snack.

If nothing, perhaps someone has a favorite foot massage place to recommend so my SGV explorations can have something to look forward to.

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  1. Try Vietnamese, where there are lots of rice noodle dishes and stuff made with rice flour. One to try would be Vietnam House or Golden Deli.

    Also Yunnan Garden where their specialty is Guilin rice noodles, and I believe there are some without soy sauce, but make sure to ask.

    Places like Tasty Garden can also be compatible. Lots of stir-fried dishes without soy sauce, incl. fried rice, and one of my favorite comfort foods of all time -- scrambled eggs with shrimp.

    Hope that helps.

    Golden Deli
    815 W Las Tunas Dr, San Gabriel, CA 91776

    Vietnam House
    710 W Las Tunas Dr, San Gabriel, CA 91776

    Yunnan Garden
    545 W Las Tunas Dr, San Gabriel, CA 91776

    Tasty Garden
    288 W Valley Blvd 110, Alhambra, CA 91801

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    1. re: ipsedixit

      Yum. I can't wait to try that eggs and shrimp. Thanks.

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      1. I don't know if I'd trust it if I had celiac disease, and can't vouch for how careful their research is, but just noticed today that Din Tai Fung is labeling gluten-free items on its menu.

        Din Tai Fung Restaurant
        1108 S Baldwin Ave, Arcadia, CA 91007

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        1. re: will47

          Thread bump. I have a friend with celiac and have been trying to find any Asian (Chinese, Thai, Japanese, Korean, etc) that may be safe for her. Any suggestions? SGV would be nice but not required

          1. re: odub

            I'd start with Vietnamese vegetarian: Veggie Life Restaurant (El Monte), Thien Tam, or Lien Hoa Chay.

            Lien Hoa
            9299 Bolsa Ave, Westminster, CA 92683

            Veggie Life Restaurant
            9324 Garvey Ave Ste B, South El Monte, CA 91733

            Thien Tam
            10345 E Garvey Ave, El Monte, CA 91733