Navigating Japan with food allergies
March 24, 2012 2:26 PM Subscribe
I'd love to visit Japan for a week or two with my wife, but I have some food allergies that will make it difficult. Will it be possible to survive and even find some nice meals with my soy and (pea)nut allergies?
posted by Earl the Polliwog to Food & Drink (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I really have little knowledge of the modern food allergen labeling situation in Japan, or how aware restaurants are of what they are serving. I'm also somewhat unaware of regional variations in cuisine. I have some other mild allergies that aren't a major concern (crustaceans, some other legumes). Excepting this, my wife and I both love seafood.
I was of intermediate proficiency with Japanese a few years ago in college, so I would be able to inquire about these things, and my wife is Chinese so she could help me somewhat with kanji ingredient lists.