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Gluten-Free Oyster Sauce and Chicken Stir-Fry

          Those of us who need to eat a gluten-free diet know how hard it is to find really good, safe-to-eat Chinese food. Even though I live in the New York metro area and Chinese restaurants are everywhere, I’ve rarely indulged since my celiac diagnosis more than a decade ago. But when I do indulge, I’m always fearful --- and I’m always disappointed with the food. I can never get my old  favorites prepared with care and finesse, and more often than not, I can’t get them at all. Chinese restaurant chefs never seem to have gluten-free oyster sauce or hoisin sauce in their restaurant kitchens, and amazingly, many don’t even have gluten-free soy sauce.

Rant #1: Sadly, even though PF Chang’s has a good looking gluten-free menu, it doesn’t come close to serving Chinese food that tastes like what I was used to before my diagnosis. The several times I’ve eaten at this national chain, their sauces were too sweet and their food was overcooked.

Rant #2: Why have so many Italian restaurant chefs found a way to cook gluten-free pasta safely, but Chinese restaurant chefs can’t find a way to make a decent and safe-to-eat gluten-free meal?

Lucky for us, San J makes excellent an gluten-free soy sauce that is sold in supermarkets and specialty markets around the country (see links below).   And even better for those of us with serious Chinese food hunger pains, WokMei makes a really delicious tasting gluten-free oyster sauce, as well as a gluten-free hoisin and plum sauce
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