Sunday, 10 October 2010

Surviving Japan, only to end up in Hell

I'm so pleased my big sister and her husband have returned to England from Japan. I loved Tokyo and survived eating gluten there. I also survived a massive earthquake and then being in a typhoon half way up Mt Fuji, but that's a different story.

I took my own bottle of gluten free soy sauce everywhere I went - luckily nothing is weird in Japan. Most Japanese restaurants have a mini BBQ on your table and you cook the food. As long as we ordered without sauce this was great for me, expect the time we nearly set fire to the restaurant...

Of course it helped having two Japanese speakers with us to avoid those Lost in Translation moments, but with places like Coco Curry having an allergy menu, it's possible to visit Japan and eat out gluten free.

So although their return has scarpered my plans to return to Japan on the cheap, at least they're returning to Clapham where Hell Pizza deliver gluten free pizzas. So they'd better get used to much more frequent visits from me!

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Back to Basics

In the search for an alternative to Hula Hoops, I discovered Sainsbury's Basics Potato Rings. They're so cheap that they probably can't afford to add the barley malt extract that may or may not be in plain Hula Hoops.

The only down side is that I look like a pikey at lunch time in work. However the plus side is I can once again eat the cheddar cheese filled Hula Hoops snack I saw on Freaky Eaters.