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Shrimp allergies and dim sum (SS/Wheaton)


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Shrimp allergies and dim sum (SS/Wheaton)

Smilla | Sep 3, 2008 11:50 AM

My friends and I want to have dim sum in the Silver Spring/Wheaton area. One of my friends is allergic to shrimp, and the one time he tried Oriental East, almost all the dumplings seemed to have shrimp in them. Does anyone know if the same is true of the dumplings at Hollywood East Cafe? Anyone have any other dim sum recommendations in the area, where we might not encounter this problem?

We've encountered this problem at other dim sum places before. Even dumplings that were advertised as "pork dumplings" had some shrimp in them, and vegetable dishes had the little shrimp ground up and sprinkled on top as a garnish! My friend isn't a vegetarian -- he likes his meat. He just can't eat shrimp.

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