We've been eating at Kirin Asian Cafe in our neighborhood for
many years now. They serve a nice range of really good dishes.
Although we avoided going there when our son was first
diagnosed with Celiac Disease, we eventually gave it a try,
taking along our Chinese restaurant card from Triumph Dining.
Since our kids are young and not the most adventurous when it
comes to eating foods with sauces anyway, we typically ordered
either chicken breast or steak, steamed with green beans. I
would always go over the basics with the server or manager (i.e.
clean wok, no flour, no soy sauce, just a little cooking oil and
salt and pepper, etc.). Then I'd hand her the dining card to take
back and share with the chef. We've been enough now that
they know us and know the drill. The last time we went to Kirin
for dinner we took our own gluten-free soy sauce (since the kids
have finally realized food is a lot more exciting with a bit of
flavor!!) and the chef was happy to prepare the chicken and
green bean dish with a bit of the gluten-free soy sauce. The
kids loved it. We've never had a problem getting sick there. If
you are specific about your requests, they could probably modify
most of the items on the menu. I'd recommend brining gluten-
free soy sauce so you have more flavorful options.
Recommended dishes my husband and I enjoy (although you'd
have to see if these can be made gluten-free) include Chicken
with Black Bean Sauce, Medallions of Beef with Macadamia Nuts,
Chicken with Cashew Nuts, Schezuan Beef, Mongolian Beef,
Kung Pao Chicken, and other traditional favorites.