28 Feb '14, 7am

Living with food allergies and intolerances is not always easy in Singapore - please take note

Living with food allergies and intolerances is not always easy in Singapore - please take note

I'm not really a food snob. I may be the pain-in-the-bum person who reminds the noodle seller not to douse my bee hoon goreng with monosodium glutamate (MSG), and yes, I have induced many an eye roll when I ask a waiter for gluten-free options, but I assure you I did not choose to be a food snob; I’m just severely intolerant and allergic to a lot of ingredients. The most serious of my intolerances are that to gluten and lactose, and I have a severe allergy to MSG. In the most minor of cases, I start itching and then it develops into a rash. Soon, my nose is running and in more extreme cases, my airway closes up, mimicking an asthma attack. My lactose intolerance just makes me severely bloated and uncomfortable. Between my partner – who is allergic to many things including peanuts, dairy and soy – and I, our future children will have to hang sandwich boards on their necks l...

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