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does you nut allergy child eat at Indian or Chinese restaurants?

(29 Posts)
ggirl Tue 02-Jul-13 20:55:00

ds(10) (tree nut allergy) was invited to one for friends birthday

TeamEdward Tue 02-Jul-13 20:59:22

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eragon Tue 02-Jul-13 22:04:13

NO never.

not something we would feel was within our comfort zone.

Poodletip Tue 02-Jul-13 22:05:25


trixymalixy Tue 02-Jul-13 22:07:28


shelsco Tue 02-Jul-13 22:08:10

We were advised never to eat at Indian or Chinese restaurants by our (Indian) consultant and also by our friend who works for environmental health and does the food safety checks on restaurants and take aways. Nuts and peanuts are very common in these dishes and we were told that reactions often occur because staff believe foods to be nut free when they aren't or ingredients can be wrongly labelled. I have no actual experience of eating in these restaurants with my son, I'm just passing on the advice I was given. My son is severely allergic and reacts to traces smile

ggirl Tue 02-Jul-13 22:30:14

thanks ,I have made the decision that he can't go to the party , he's not bothered as he would be too nervous about the food to enjoy it.

Was querying it cos the mother who invited him was shocked I said no.

It's the thought of the chefs using the utensils form one dish to another tht scares me. He reacts to secondary touch so far too risky.

neolara Tue 02-Jul-13 22:37:10

My dd is too young, but absolutely not if she was older. Consultant said Indian and Chinese takeaways / restaurants are the most risky kind of food by a long way.

trixymalixy Wed 03-Jul-13 10:34:26

The risk of cross contamination is just too great. They use nut oils and ground nuts.

babybarrister Wed 03-Jul-13 21:10:13

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TeamEdward Wed 03-Jul-13 21:50:02

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Frustratedartist Tue 09-Jul-13 22:28:58

My daughter (peanut allergy) won't eat Chinese food. She's pretty blasé most of the time, but I think she has a strong sense of when a situation is genuinely dangerous for her

Whelk Tue 16-Jul-13 11:42:13

No I wouldn't

valiumredhead Tue 16-Jul-13 11:49:42


We do eat Chinese as our local takeaway is very accommodating and labels the menu so wee can see what is nut free. Not sure I'd trust any other take away tbh and definitely not Indian.

valiumredhead Tue 16-Jul-13 11:50:08

We not wee

Hazelwhirls Tue 16-Jul-13 15:51:06

Have lifelong nut and peanut allergy. Do not eat Indian / Chinese / Thai takeaway or restaurant food. Do go to Wagamama as they have done a lot of work in their menu design and staff training - they also exclude peanuts and nuts from nearly all dishes. Most recent experience was excellent - staff returning to question me three times to ensure I wasn't allergic to anything else. Unexpected / unidentified peanut / nut in curries and Chinese food (eg sauces on chips) sadly still causing very severe reactions every year in the UK.

yamsareyammy Tue 16-Jul-13 16:01:26

Mine has a takeaway, from the same takeaway each time, and the same dish.
Still a bit of a risk though.

AnnoyedByAlfieBear Tue 16-Jul-13 16:07:59

DJ is peanut nd tree nut allergic. I remember once at an Indian we thought we'd drummed it into the waiters head. We got him to repeat it back to us more than once. The curry turned up with almonds scattered on it and the waiter was adamant that it contained no nuts. angry

AnnoyedByAlfieBear Tue 16-Jul-13 16:08:34

DH not DJ. grin

TheReturnoftheSmartArse Tue 16-Jul-13 16:09:55

Yes. DD has a peanut allergy but she has a very strong sense of when something contains peanuts - her lips start to itch if they're even in the vicinity - so she knows fairly reliably what she can and can't eat.

momsy05 Tue 16-Jul-13 16:17:59

No Way would I ever allow my son to eat at these places. To me my sons life is far to precious to ever take a chance with it. I think you would have to be extremely foolish, I have sadly read to many newspapers with details of young lives wasted by taking such a high risk gamble. Even if the item I were to order did not contain any actual nuts the risk of cross contamination I would imagine to be fairly high.

dingit Tue 16-Jul-13 16:22:15

Not for my dd either. She loves homemade though!

Meglet Tue 16-Jul-13 16:26:22


But like hazel said, we do go to wagamama's. They have a whopping great big book with all the ingredients in and have had staff double checking whenever I've mentioned it.

The nearest DS gets to an Indian meal is one of those Innocent veg curry pots, sometimes we have that with all the trimmings. It's a shame he misses out on some restaurants as he loves food and is totally unfussy if there's no allergy risk.

trixymalixy Tue 16-Jul-13 17:56:27

We go to Wagamamas too, at least with a chain restaurant that has an allergy list, you have some comfort.

harverina Wed 17-Jul-13 14:25:42

Dh and I love wagamamas but have never been brave enough to order for dd...some of the meals have peanuts on the side and this stresses me out too much hmm

We haven't been for a while, however, Ichiban have no nuts on their menu so we may give this a go with dd in the future.

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