Chinese, Thai and Vietnamese

Try soups, coconut dishes, salads, fresh rice paper rolls, rice or bean noodle dishes, hotpots and stir-fries such as the classic Vietnamese Pho and Pad Thai. Green papaya salad and Asian seafood salads are also good choices.


Avoid pizza and creamy pastas. Try lentil dishes, polenta, vegetables, fish and seafood risottos, soups and salads such as roasted capsicums and tomatoes. Salad dressings are allowed providing they are sugar free.


Try to avoid the white bread, pastries, quiches and creamy soups and sauces that have been thickened with flour. Avoid rich desserts.


Try sushi and sashimi, rice noodle dishes and buckwheat noodle ramen soups. Some restaurants are now offering brown rice sushi rolls. Try those with fresh tuna, salmon, avocado or cucumber. A good lunch is brown rice sushi roll with a cup of miso soup. Avoid deep fried dishes, tempura and don buti (breadcrumb coated meats).

Middle Eastern

Avoid couscous, pita or Lebanese bread. Ask for a falafel salad plate with hummus and babaganoush dips on the side.


Avoid naan, chapattis and high fat, deep fried dishes. Try vegetable, lentil, tofu dishes, or coconut dishes that are spiced with turmeric, curry or chilli.


Ask for a Caesar salad without the croutons, Nicoise salad with tuna, chickpea or lentil salads, prawn salads or fresh seafood salads. Omelettes, quiches, scrambled eggs with grilled vegetables are good choices.


Choose a sorbet or gelato icecream and avoid soft serve icecream. Fresh fruit salad and yoghurt is a good dessert.

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