Tuesday, December 16, 2008

And then Gluten Free Sesame Chicken for lunch today!

My GF tour of the Bergen County area continued at lunch today. I stopped by Peter Wong's Homemade Ice Cream & Asian Cafe in Montvale today. Unfortunately, the woman who greeted me at the front of the restaurant didn't speak English very well and had no idea what I meant when I asked about eating gluten free.

Luckily, before I left, the owner came in and assured me that there were a number of GF options on their menu. They are even working on an actual GF menu, but it hasn't been published yet. In addition to anything not breaded, one of the dim sum dumplings was made with rice flour and he mentioned that they could even make Sesame Chicken using a corn starch coating. I stopped him at that point as I was sold and ordered the Sesame Chicken for lunch. It was quite good and I can't wait to return and try some of their other menu items. (Note: the soy sauce on the tables has wheat but the take out packets are from WY Industries and do not.)

Here are some important details:
Peter Wong's Homemade Ice Cream & Asian Cafe
26G Chestnut Ridge Road
Montvale, NJ 07645
(located in the strip mall with The GYM)

T-R: 11:30am - 9:00pm
Fri: 11:30am - 9:30pm
Sat: 12:00pm - 9:30pm
Sun: 12:00pm - 9:00pm
Closed on Mondays

Yet again, if you work or live in this area (or at some point are passing through) stop by and give them a try!


Roe said...

Is the GF sesame chicken truly GF. That means the utensils were not mixed with non GF food and if there was chicken broth in this dish was that GF. Eating GF means nothing in that dish has wheat or gluten products in it.

Jason said...

Unfortunately, Peter Wong's in Montvale is closed and there is now a Fresh Market where it used to be.

Jason said...

It's no where near Montvale but Panda Asian Fusion in Freehold can prepare most of their menu gluten free, has gluten free soy sauce and makes gluten free egg rolls! Here's the review: Gluten Free Chinese Food at Panda Asian Fusion

Jason said...

Not Chinese, but there is a Thai restaurant in nearby Ramsey, NJ that flags their GF menu items (11 entrees)! Gluten Free Thai at Gao

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