Who likes Thai or Chinese food? I know I do, but I've found myself having less of it lately. Yet, another one of the difficulties in the gluten free world is navigating the Asian food market. With soy sauce a main ingredient in a lot of their cooking, it's a gluten nightmare.
I remember the first time I tried to order Chinese take out after being diagnosed. I called up my favorite place and tried to ask if the egg drop soup was made with corn starch or flour. "Corn, yes, yes." Perfect, I thought. I'd done everything right, asked what I thought were the right questions. So I settled back to wait for my food to arrive. However, when opening the bag later, I pulled out my supposed "gluten free" egg drop soup to find actual corn on the bottom of the container. I guess the language barrier had gotten in the way...
Big Bowl has come to save the day! Big Bowl has a knowledgeable staff and a full menu of gluten free options. They even have gluten free beer! The best part is you have such an array of choices you don't feel like you're sacrificing at all. I had a delicious lemon chicken pad thai. Not only was the food tasty, it was a great relief to finally not have to worry about a slip up or misunderstanding. So if you're in the area and craving some Asian food, make sure you check out Big Bowl!