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Only barely. Vegetarianism in general and veganism in particular is very poorly understood in Japan, and this r/japan thread goes into gruesome detail on what a world of pain you're about to find yourself in.The one vegetarian sushi place I'm aware of in Tokyo (Potager) has now closed. The only vegan items you are likely to encounter in the average sushi ...


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Seafood allergies are a big issue in Japan, vegetarianism is often hard to deal with, a strong allergy to shrimp will cause problems unless you know what not to eat and are prepared to tell the waiter your needs in Japanese. If you rely on English skills only and do not avoid special types of food, you will have a problem, guaranteed. My first ...


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You (as well as PLL, who commented and RoboKaren, who answered) need to straighten the confusion here. On the one hand, there is "sushi" (let's call this sushi1), which is an American food, hinted from Japanese cuisine and originated in California, and is usually served by Korean-Americans, Chinese-Americans, or other Americans. It uses normal rice, and is ...


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Vegan is more than possible in Japan. There are a number of blogs on the topic that I suggest you look at. In terms of the specifics of a sushi restaurant, the vegan basics are: Kappa maki - cucumber roll  カッパ巻き Natto maki - roll with natto 納豆巻き Abokado nigiri/maki - avocado nigiri or maki アボカドにぎり Ume shiso maki - Plums paste with shiso herbs -- see ...


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My wife is also allergic to seafood and found the last time we went a pain due to dashi (literally stock, but for the most part fish / seafood stock) finding its way into a whole load of unexpected places. My Japanese isn’t awful but I don’t trust myself to be able to explain this properly to a waiter/waitress. This time we’re taking explanatory flash cards ...


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Having been to both during Ramadan: In all reasonably touristy areas in Thailand, including the southern resort islands, you basically will not notice Ramadan at all -- pretty much everything is open as usual. Malaysia, though, is a different story. While you certainly can get drinks and food, most places that stay open do so a little discreetly, with ...


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Potatoes are gluten-free and Peru is known to be the origin land of potatoes. It is still a basic element of Peruvian food.


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In the UK, there are a wide variety of non dairy "milks" for sale, and all chain coffee shops offer soy. There are also lactose free dairy milks in stores. Unsure about the other countries in the list, but would anticipate major supermarkets stocking it


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I hope these links from the official Korea Tourism Organisation website, visitkorea, will help you: Muslim Food Guide Religious concerns / Halal Restaurants in Korea


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If you were willing to pay approx. 8–9 euros for lunch, there would be lots of good options. For example: Satkar Kamppi (Nepalese restaurant, tripadvisor, home page): vegetarian options in the lunch menu for 8.40 euros. Note that the quoted prices in the lunch menus are precisely what you will pay (assuming you drink water). There are no additional taxes ...


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There's an interesting read on what to expect at VeganCuba.com It's more towards Vegans than just vegetarians, so some of it may be relevant to you. The Havana Times newspaper has published a great piece a couple of years ago entitled "A Vegetarian in Cuba" (I'm hearing that to the tune of Sting's "Englishman in New York"). It's written by a local, and ...


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Yes, I've seen it (and various other non-diary milks) in markets (even smallish ones) in the UK, the Netherlands, and France — coincidentally, because I don't actually drink soy milk. So I'm thinking if it's so common that I remember seeing it even though I don't look for it, it must be fairly common. It may be useful to take a list with you of ...


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I went to Japan on Feb. 2014, I am allergic to shellfish. I did a lot of research. First thing, it is illegal to bring an epi-pen to Japan and almost impossible to get a special permit to get them in the country. I got the printed card and also a pandora charm that said I was allergic to shellfish. I carried with me Benadryl everywhere. Server at restaurants ...


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In all the countries you have listed, soy milk is easy enough to find; most supermarkets will sell it. In France, you should be able to find it in Super U, Auchan, and Carrefour, and maybe in some Aldi and Lidl too if they're big enough. In Switzerland, I got many links to Reform Haus; you can find those in most of the northern part of the country. In ...


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Either you've been misinformed, or we're travelling on different airlines... For a flight I have next week, I've just logged into the "Manage My Booking" section of the airline's website (BA). Once I pick the flight, I see this: By picking the Special Requirements link, I can request a special meal, and additionally on the right hand menu of special ...


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Airlines provide special meals as an accommodation for special needs (religious, medical, etc), not as an a la carte option. As such they make it something you have to request direct, to indirectly limit it to those who really need it. Allowing passengers to essentially order a la carte online makes catering the flight more difficult and more expensive. ...


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I just remember, that I was actually vegetarian when I was on Cuba in 2004. I did a package tour for one week and we ate at tourist restaurants where they always had vegetarian options, but most of the time it was an omelette! Some of the black beans with rice were really tasty but you get tired of them after a while. Fried plantains and basics salads were ...


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In Thailand, it depends on where you'll be going. Anywhere from Bangkok northwards, you won't notice anything in relation to Ramadan. There's a significant muslim presence in the south of Thailand (the sliver of land that borders Malaysia), but I don't know to what extent Ramadan celebrations there spill over into public life. Malaysia is religiously ...


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I am no definite expert on the topic but this customization of a flight, called ancillary services, are usually marketed to travel agents as a profit generator. First let's clarify the different actors. The airlines offer and operate flights, the GDS (Global Distribution System) companies distribute the flights to travel agents and the latter sell to the ...


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I can't give you any specific information about the Palace on Wheels, but I can tell you that Indian's are very accommodating to people with dietary restrictions. Indian culture encourages individuality in religious practice, and that individuality often shows up as self imposed dietary restrictions (Gandhi is an excellent example). In rural parts of India ...


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Certainly in the UK there are many coffee shops which can provide lactose free lattes. The most common is the use of Soya milk instead of real milk. So this includes Starbucks in many countries, but also smaller coffee chains, and some local coffee houses.


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It's common in Italy, too. Most supermarkets have it. You may have more trouble in restaurants and bars (although there are many places where you can get dairy-free Cappuccino); remember to specify your dietary restriction when you eat at restaurants.


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Usmania International Restaurant Usmania is a Pakistani restaurant expressing authentic Pakistani taste in both its interior and food. The menu features about a hundred dishes, ranging from whole wheat bread, lamb, beef or chicken, but does not offer any pork dishes or alcoholic beverages, which are prohibited by the Koran. Inside the ...


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You may not be aware of a website suitable for people with your condition, called CeliacTravel? On their site, for Riga, for example, they make mention of a restaurant called Raw Garden: "Now that I am in Latvia, I found a restaurant called Raw Garden . I've dined there, and its not fast by any means, but its fresh, flavourful and gluten free" In ...


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First of all, globally speaking, lactose tolerance is the deviation and not lactose intolerance. Just about one fourth of the world's population keep the ability to digest lactose after growing up/breast feeding, an ability achieved through genetic selection and most prominent in the cattle keeping population of northern Europe. In Sweden, only 2% of the ...


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In Germany and Austria you can buy soy milk in most supermarkets. If you are interested in a broader selection of soy and tofu products you will find a Reformhaus in every larger city. These supermarkets are specialized on food with special ingredients.


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I'm guessing you didn't go to "Loving Hut"? It's one of the bigger vegan chains and they're known for their simulated meats that are also found in the frozen/health food stores. You're right that Taiwan is one of the leading places to find simulated meats. Only place in the world where you can find soy bacon that actually crisps up. EDIT: A list of ...


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It's going to suck. Because it's a poor country, people eat what they can. In some places, that means hardly any meat and lots of rice. In cuba, not so much. I've heard that it's getting better in Havana, so you may be able to get some variety there in restaurants. Since you're ovo-lacto, I suspect you'll end up eating a lot of eggs with various ...


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You won't able to survive street food. Please limit your consumption to only eating in restaurants. You can ask the waiter politely by telling them : "Tolong tidak pakai MSG / Micin, saya mempunyai alergi" ... which means "Please do not add MSG, I have an allergy to it."


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I found some quite useful information in this forum. Personally I would advise you to depend mostly on fruits and packaged foods, and verify the ingredients.



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