So . . . I have missed actual Chinese New Year, but seen as how the holiday goes on for two weeks in China, I have not completely missed the boat.
Chinese food has always been one of my favourite cuisines – how could it not be with all that rice! However, for a cuisine that does not appear to be overly heavy on gluten on the surface, there is a lot of wheat hidden in it, specifically soya sauce, oyster sauce and shaoxing rice wine. All the things that make chinese food taste so good. And all the things that now make it off-limits.
And don’t get me started on the dumplings. I love dim sum. Those little parcels of delicious-ness. Sadly most of them are made with wheat based pastry / casings. Poo.
Gluten-free soya sauce (tamari) can be found relatively easily, so some dishes, such as sweet…
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