There are few gluten-free restaurants in Japan. You may be able to research before you get to Japan, but do not expect many as you walk through the cities. It is also rare to find labels for gluten-free dishes on the menu.
How do I eat gluten-free Japanese food?
Stick with sushi or sashimi consisting of fish and real seafood (not imitation). Also check the rice vinegar used in the sushi rice. It’s typically gluten free, but some can also contain barley malt (which has gluten). Again, request gluten free tamari (or bring your own) for dipping.
Is sushi in Japan gluten-free?
Let’s look at some highly common foods served at Japanese restaurants and figure out how you can be careful in your choices and ensure you are not served unwanted gluten. Sushi is the top dish in most sushi shops, of course. Again, it is naturally gluten-free.
Do Japanese people get celiac disease?
Conclusion: The presence of celiac disease in a non-clinical Japanese population was low at 0.05% and was rarely found in patients with unexplained chronic abdominal symptoms.
Is there a list of gluten-free foods?
The following grains and other starch-containing foods are naturally gluten-free:
- Corn (maize)
Is it easy to get gluten-free in Japan?
It’s not easy to eat gluten free in Japan, but as long as you prepare, it should not be a problem. Bring or buy your own gluten free soy sauce, so you can enjoy more Japanese food!
What Japanese sauces are gluten-free?
Soy sauce, which is made from soy beans, is another essential seasoning used in many Japanese dishes. However, wheat may be used in the brewing process, rendering it non gluten-free. For home cooking, look for tamari soy sauce made with 100% soybeans and no wheat.
Does all imitation crab have gluten?
Almost all imitation crab meat that’s out there contains wheat, which means it is not gluten-free. Trans-Ocean makes a specific imitation crab meat that does not use gluten ingredients, and the company makes their products in a dedicated gluten-free facility.
Does Mayo have gluten?
Mayonnaise or “mayo” is typically made from naturally gluten-free ingredients: eggs, oil, vinegar, lemon and sometimes mustard/mustard seed or other spices. Mayo brands that have a gluten-free label have passed thorough testing and are safe to eat for people with celiac disease.
Can celiacs eat miso soup?
Miso soup is a delicious, traditional Japanese dish which can very easily be made gluten free, and vegan, if you so wish.
How much gluten is in soy sauce?
Naturally fermented soy sauce (shoyu) has less than 5 PPM. At 20 PPM, there would only be10 mg of actual gluten in 16 ounces of shoyu. As a comparison, the gluten content of a slice of bread is 45,000 mg.