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Dim Sum, allergic to shellfish

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Dim Sum, allergic to shellfish

Lauren | May 26, 2006 12:56 PM

I am afraid to try dim sum because I am allergic to shellfish. In addition to not being able to recognize the food since I've never had it, I know that there is sometimes a language barrier at good authentic restaurants and I might not be able to rely on the servers to tell me what I shouldn't eat.

With me being completely unfamiliar with the food, how hard would it be to avoid items containing shellfish?

Also, what are some non-shellfish dishes you'd recommend for a first-timer?

Just to clarify, shellfish=lobster, crab, shrimp, and sea urchin.

Scallops, clams, mussels,squid, octopus, and fish are all okay.

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