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Does Elite (MPk) use peanut oil?


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Does Elite (MPk) use peanut oil?

CookieEater | | Nov 20, 2008 08:20 AM

Came here for dim sum last Saturday and I was so excited since I've heard such great things about Elite here.
But my 9-year-old nephew barely got a bite of the pork bun when his throat started closing up. This only happens with peanuts, he has a very serious allergy (any peanut product, peanut oil, etc). The manager angrily insisted "no peanut oil! only corn oil!" but meanwhile, we had to run out to the car to hurriedly get my poor little nephew some Benadryl before his LUNGS started to close up. He doesn't get this immediate reaction unless he's actually ingested peanuts. If it's merely contact (say, if a cook touched peanuts then touched the pork bun) it wouldn't have been so bad. Needless to say, we told them we were leaving.

Still the manager remained insensitive and charged us for the two dishes we had ordered, "No! We never use peanut oil!" Luckily it was only $4.60.

I would like to know if anyone else allergic to peanuts has been here, and if they experienced a reaction.
Could it have been only the pork buns? Do they put peanuts or peanut oil in the meat or the dough?

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