I have to say, I am a little worried about eating in Beijing. Eating gluten-free was part of the reason why I wanted to keep a trip in China rather short. Soy sauce is a staple in Chinese food and between the various ways wheat creeps up in food and the total language barrier we will face, I am nervous.
Also, having done a fair amount of research, I have not found my usual gluten-free guides to certain restaurants. It seems that there are a couple grocery stores we could go to, but eating in restaurants mainly requires relying on allergy food cards. I found the following text from this blog to bring along with me:
Definitely makes me nervous because with the language barrier, you never know what you are really getting. Apparently lots of celiacs get sick in China pretty easily. 🙁
I will definitely be bringing some cereal bars and emergency supply food with me!