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10-06-2003, 08:31 PM
Opposites attract: My boyfriend is allergic to soy, I'm a huge fan of Asian-influenced food. I'm curious to know if there is any substitution I can make for soy sauce in recipes that would retain an asian flavor but not aggravate my boyfriend's allergies. Any suggestions? I'd be very grateful for any ideas...
10-06-2003, 08:38 PM
Welcome, Christie! Maybe you could add dark sesame oil to your Asian dishes. Hope that is helpful, but if not, don't worry, because some one (or many) will know the correct answer. Good Luck!
10-06-2003, 08:42 PM
My son was on a soy free diet for 5 weeks, it was really hard, soy is in almost all prepackaged foods (chips, etc), shopping at whole foods was a help in locating items without soy.
I never found a substitute for soy sauce, however.
Sorry I wasn't much help.
10-06-2003, 09:35 PM
since soy sauce is used in lieu of salt, maybe you can use fish sauce? southeast Asian countries tend to use fish sauce in lieu of salt, and they both add flavor to asian dishes.
10-07-2003, 07:19 AM
One of my sons is also allergic to soy. He travel a lot in the orient as well. He tells me that he can use soy sauce because it is fermented. All soy in prepared foods and margarine is fresh.
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