Our family has eaten dinner at the Shang-Hi Terrace dozens of times over the years. Until recently I always brought gluten free tamari and crunchy chicken–and my son ate a lot of white rice. I did this mainly because the gluten free boy is a picky eater and I didn’t feel like dealing with the usual–is the wok clean, is the sauce REALLY the gluten free tamari, is it REALLY corn starch or rice flour coating the chicken, are you sure its the gluten free tamari, are your SURE the wok is sterilized? I ask the same question over and over and over again–they seriously must think I am senile–one more time for good measure–are you sure the chef knows it is for a SEVERE gluten allergy? The answer is yes, yes, yes, yes and yes.
By now they know us–the allergy details are permanently in our reservation. The manager Alan, the chef and the servers understand the severity of the allergy. When you go to the Shang-Hi Terrace–and you should definitely go–make sure you have enough money on your credit card to pay the bill. It is expensive but worth every gluten free bite!
|crispy garlic shrimp–can omit the walnuts for a nut allergy!|
|American broccoli stir fried with some good stuff! i think garlic and ginger–|
|Peking duck salad in a papadum shell–we get this without the duck:)|
|kung-pao chicken–add brocoli|
|vegetarian fried rice!|