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Sushi for allergy sufferers

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Sushi for allergy sufferers

Bit of a weird question...

I am told that when I visit Vancouver I must try some sushi. However, I have allergies so I don't usually eat food which isn't familiar to me (always tricky on holiday!)

Can anyone recommend somewhere for me to go to try sushi where they will be able to answer questions about the ingredients of the meal and I'll be comfortable?

FYI I am allergic to nuts and coconut. I'm not aware that sushi usually contains either of these, but I'm not too sure.

Thanks!

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1. Re: Sushi for allergy sufferers

How about Sesame seeds?

Because some dressings are made with Sesame seeds but apart from that you won't see either nuts or coconut in traditional Japanese sushi.

Note I said 'traditional' there are few places run by non-Japanese that serve some of the oddest dreck imaginable but if you stick to Japanese run places you'll be fine.

http://www.octopusgardensada.com/

http://www.junobistro.ca/

http://vancouverkaidesushi.com/

Note-the first person on this thread the recommends the grossly overpriced tourist trap known as Tojo's wins the Booby Prize-a dozen week old California rolls delivered to their domicile & served room temperature.

Bedford, United...
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2. Re: Sushi for allergy sufferers

Thanks, I am fine with sesame. Although I would still worry they might use nut oils.

Thanks for the links I will check those out. Much appreciated.

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3. Re: Sushi for allergy sufferers

How about Miku? Love their Aburi style sushi.

http://mikurestaurant.com/

If you have an allergy, I'm assuming you carry an Epi Pen with you? Even if restaurants can tell you that there are no nuts etc. there's no guarantee that there won't be any cross contamination in the kitchen, so best be prepared.

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4. Re: Sushi for allergy sufferers

Hi, yes I do carry an epipen with me, but would prefer not to use it!

Thanks for the recommendation, looks great.

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5. Re: Sushi for allergy sufferers

You didn't say what sort of food you are allergic to. I (and many people) have serious allergic reactions to shell fish, including scallops and shrimp, which are commonly used for sushi. However, I eat sushi and sashimi often and I stick to the ahi tuna, salmon and hamachi, which are all fin fish that cause allergic reactions in fewer people than shell fish.

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