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Mar 30, 2011 05:16 AM

Can one do rijstaffel with a shellfish allergy?(Amsterdam)

We are meeting up with friends during an upcoming trip to Amsterdam and while we will be with a group for a couple days, we thought it could be a good idea to try rijstaffel. However, I am concerned because of my shellfish allergy. I can avoid dishes overtly containing shellfish, but I am worried that some dishes might have sauces or condiments containing it (as happened to me once in a Chinese restaurant, not an experience I'd like to repeat). Will there be a lot of veg or meat options in the rijstaffel that I will be able to eat, or should I just skip it? Thanks!

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  1. Hi Kat, Depends on the quality of the restaurant. If you go to restaurant blue pepper (new indonesian cuisine see www.specialbite.com/restaurants/amste...) and explain it to the chef I'n sure it will be no problem. Regards Hans

    1. If you have a serious shellfish allergy it's best that you avoid it due to cross-contaminants. There might be things that don't overtly contain shellfish, but it's been worked with in the kitchen and no guarantees can be made. And I should mention quickly that if you've had even a minor reaction, a major one could be the next one. Best to stay away from this one.

      1. I don't think we'd have the budget for Blue Pepper, so probably would have gone somewhere less expensive. Too bad, but I think I'll probably skip it. Thanks!

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        1. re: Kat

          Blauw is less expensive, less exciting but still very good: www.restaurantblauw.nl/info