I'm going across Vietnam in August with my family, my daughter has a peanut allergy - can anyone provide me with a translation of "does this have peanuts in it?"
might like to see these previous posts as well
You got problems because peanut allergy can be triggered by anything previously cooked in peanut oil or utinsils used to cook peanuts.
So your translation may be undestood literally to mean has this meal got peanuts in it.But if they answer , 'No' well what about what was cooked in it just prior?
Asians may not understand your peanut allergy.
In Asian culture peanuts have usually been cooked for eating.Whereas in Western diets peanuts have usually been uncooked...peanut butter...where roating has not not chemically altered or neutralised the proteins that give rise to allergies such as cooking does.
And because of awareness of peanut allergy, in our countries we understand the neccessity of complete separation of peanuts from cooking and eradication of traces from cooking utinsils, Asians may not.Ask my wife at her childcare centre...
You better have a really good translator to get your message across...
Sorry,, should read...or stay home.
Thnaks for everybody's assistance. We are just back from an amazing holiday in Vietnam and had no real problems at all. The use of peanut oil seems to be diminishing and the only issue we had was where eanuts were sprinkled on salads etc as a garnish and somehow that got past our translations - but very visible and only happened twice in 16 days.
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