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Gluten Free in Penang, Malaysia

Needing a break from the monotony of Brunei, I booked flights to visit Penang, an island located north east of Kuala Lumpur. Penang is known for being a British colony and was captured by the Japanese during WW2.

What makes this an interesting place is not only the mix of cultures, but also the beautiful architecture and modern art found in George Town.

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“I’m coming to Thailand. How do I tell people I need gluten free food?”

A few people have asked me this recently, and I got caught in a new restaurant without my card. So I’m going to share a little translation with you, that you can print and take out for dining. It’s helped me heaps – however you may need someone to slightly change some of the words depending on your dietary preferences (as I don’t personally eat red meat). I hope you find it helpful 🙂

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Sloane’s Gluten Free Sausages

imageLiving and eating in Bangkok has just become easier!

Friends of mine recently found this gluten free sausage in Ari Villa and picked it up for me. Apparently, Sloane’s does a few different types of gluten free sausages which are available in several grocery stores around Bangkok and for delivery from Passion Delivery and Paleo Robbie. Sloane’s also regularly frequents the Farmer’s Markets in the city. Continue reading

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Paleo Robbie Bangkok’s Paleo Provider

I don’t know about you gluten free folk, but I can’t eat at my school’s canteen, or the soup stalls down the road. I usually spend Sundays cooking and preparing my lunches for the week, but I want my Sundays back!

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Some of the girls at work order from Health Box and other food delivery services, although the problem with them is that they don’t normally offer gluten free food, nor do they say that their kitchen is safe from cross-contamination. Continue reading

Gluten Free Bab bim bap around Bangkok

imageEver since I had a stopover in Korea, I have come to enjoy the occasional bab bim bap. Laura over at Gluten Free Traveller recommended this dish as it contains steamed vegetables, rice, egg and kimchi.

I’ve had difficulty finding a gluten free bab bim bap around Bangkok as many of the Korean places I visited added soy sauce to the dishes, either in the rice or kimchi. But I found recently that Sukishi chains don’t – what a relief!

If you do find yourself heading off to Korea, here are a couple helpful websites to prepare you for the trip:

Lifestyle Juicery Cleanse

logo2At the beginning of the month, I completed a six day juice cleanse from Lifestyle Juicery. While I have completed detoxes before at Ananda Resort and The Yoga Retreat in Koh Pha Ngan, this was different.

The Reasons

After my trip to Myanmar, I returned to Bangkok very tired and sick. A couple weeks back into the work routine, I started getting insane headaches and extreme tiredness. It got so bad that I would go home and sleep for two hours after work, then go to the gym or resume my plans.

Had I been glutened? Or was I just exhausted from a long and stressful work year? Did I need another holiday?

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Temple Hopping & Snacking in Bagan

baganAfter a few sweaty days of motorbikes and dusty streets in Mandalay, Bagan was a refreshing feast for the eyes!

I stayed at the Bagan Umbra Hotel and was pleased with the pool and accommodation. Rooms ranged from 40-90USD depending on what you wanted. They had a newer wing with rooms overlooking the pool and I would assume that they were closer to 90USD a night. This was a great location as temples were located only a few minutes away, and Old Bagan was a quick bike ride too. Did I mention that this hotel had a pool?

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