Help me plan my (diet-restricted) dining on a trip to Malaysia
June 13, 2014 9:51 AM Subscribe
Fructose filter: I’ll be in peninsular Malaysia. I hear the food is incredible and diverse, but I have a dietary restriction. Can you suggest some dishes that might be suitable?
posted by scrambles to Food & Drink (10 answers total)
The main issue is that I’m extremely fructose intolerant. Fructose naturally occurs in troublesome amounts in all fruits and in the sweeter vegetables. Some examples of foods I can't eat include lime, ginger, pineapple, corn, peas, sweet potatoes, & eggplant. It’s also found in products derived from those fruits and vegetables (e.g. wine, fruit-based vinegars). Many sweeteners are also fructose-rich, including honey, molasses, and coconut milk.
I’m also lactose intolerant, but that’s a lesser issue since my symptoms aren't as severe, and I can just take lactaids, so long as the milk product isn’t one of the major components of the meal.
I'll be traveling around peninsular Malaysia, spending just a day in Kuala Lumpur. Suggestions for dishes or styles of cuisine I could investigate as possibilities would be appreciated!