Gluten-free Asian restaurants in Milan
Among the requests that you have made the most, especially in recent months, stands out that of an article on Asian restaurants in Milan that offer gluten-free dishes, suitable for those suffering from celiac disease.
Let's face it: finding such restaurants is already difficult in itself, then if you have to look for them only Asian it becomes even more complicated. Do not worry though, after a lot of research I managed to compose a list of excellent restaurants with gluten-free options suitable for every eventuality and budget.
I recommend: always mention your intolerances or allergies before ordering. In these places on the list the staff is always very attentive about contamination, so I would say that you can finally enjoy a nice meal without worries!
Ichikawa is one of the best Japanese restaurants in town. Chef Haruo Ichikawa's fame is history and it is always a great honor to enjoy a dinner at the counter, watching him at work. If you want to give yourself the pleasure of a truly unique experience, I highly recommend this splendid restaurant.
Here the choice is really wide, the whole menu is gluten-free: from tempura (in my opinion the best ever tried) to miso, up to gluten-free somen on request.
Gluten is present only in gari, wasabi and eel sauce, otherwise you can be safe.
Poporoya is famous for chirashi, people come here at least once to try it. If until now you have been afraid to order it, from now you know that you can request it gluten-free: you will be brought the gluten-free soy sauce and some ingredients on the dish will be different.
The noisy, casual setting is perfect for a quick, Osaka-style meal with friends.
One of the best places in Milan where you can enjoy excellent Chinese street food of Taiwanese extraction is definitely Bao House. Perfect for a tasteful break in a welcoming environment.
Here you can taste the excellent crystal paste dumplings (including vegetarian ones), sautéed rice and braised tofu.
If you are in Chinatown and you want to eat in a well-kept place with gluten-free proposals, then I recommend Chateau Dufan: here you can find crystal paste dumplings (like those of shrimp), rice-based proposals and the whole ice cream line.
Among the authentic and cheap Chinese restaurants in Chinatown is Hua Cheng, one of the most sincere, no-frills and popular places in the neighborhood.
The choice here is quite wide: many preparations based on rice (such as Cantonese, with shrimp or curry), chicken, duck, pork or even shrimp in spicy sauce or curry, up to mixed vegetables and dishes in bitter-sweet sauce.
Also Jing Yong restaurant meets its celiac customers.
So ask the staff to use gluten-free soy sauce and not to use wheat flour for the preparation of meat and fish dishes, while the sautéed vegetables, the fire bowl with spicy vegetables, the soups, the noodles of rice in broth and the shrimp ravioli are all gluten-free.
Noodles & Soups
One of the best places in Chinatown and Milan where you can enjoy excellent noodles in all variations is Noodles & Soups.
By reporting celiac disease to the staff, you can choose between sautéed rice, soy or rice noodles (also noodles) sautéed with vegetables, meat or shrimps, also in broth version. There are almond chicken, sautéed eggplant and chicken and corn soup.
In the center of Via Paolo Sarpi there is the Yuebinlou restaurant, which for years has been offering classic, homemade and tasty Chinese cuisine.
By pointing out to the staff that you want gluten-free dishes, you can choose between shrimp dumplings with rice flour dough, rice noodles, udon, sautéed rice, rice dumplings and rice noodles. The desserts here are gluten-free and, moreover, all the fish and vegetable main courses are optionally available in a gluten-free version.
In addition to being one of the best restaurants of Chinese and Hong Kong cuisine in Milan, Ta Hua presents a simply unbeatable menu for gluten-free proposals: many dim sum are in fact prepared with rice flour, as well as many soups, based dishes of noodles, rice, fish and shellfish, meat, tofu and even desserts, such as artisanal desserts, mochi, ice cream and fried ice cream, fruit sorbets.
From appetizer to dessert, here you really have an incomparable variety of delicious dishes to try in an elegant but not demanding setting.
Ginmi restaurant is an essential point of reference in Milan for fans of traditional Korean cuisine, as well as being an unbeatable place for the great choice of gluten-free dishes that can be ordered at the moment: seng dubu, nokdu gion, tteokbokki, mandu (all fillings available), bibimbap, kimchi bokkum bap, yukke giang, gomtang, ttokmandu guk, kimchi, daktuikim alla Ginmi, samghiopsal gui, yukhoe, dak bookum, ogingo bokkum, nakgi bokkum, sengson gui, sengson zorim.
For Bulgarians, Geiukbokkum, Galbisal Gui, Bulgarian Kimchi and Bulgarian Ginmi, reservations are required at least one day in advance.
A few steps from Navigli there is the delightful Korean bistro Li-sei deli, where you can enjoy excellent Korean home cooking, prepared with care and particular attention to vegetables.
By requesting a few hours in advance, you can have bibimbap prepared with only white rice (usually they prepare it with spelled and barley) and gluten-free soy sauce, as well as koma kimbap and onigiri. Among the most delicious proposals, always gluten-free, you will also find the sandwich with chicken, avocado and homemade mayonnaise, the chicken and avocado ssam and the granola with soy yogurt with cocoa or matcha.
Hana is the most elegant Korean restaurant in Milan, perfect for a business lunch or an important dinner, even a romantic one.
On request, you can have them prepared with gluten-free soy sauce: bibimbap, doenjang-jjigae (fermented soy soup), ttukbaegi bulgoghi (beef soup), bulgoghi, kimchi dub-bab (rice with kimchi).