Gluten Free Malaysia – Chef Rock

It is incredibly difficult to eat gluten free in Malaysia. I do not expect everyone to understand the phrase “gluten free,” so I explain “no wheat, no barley, no bread, nothing fried, and no soya sauce.” Then, I hope for the best. Even if the staff speaks good English, most have no concept of food ingredients and would rather inform me that “bread tastes good” and I should “eat more bread.”


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Look at all the beautiful bread that I cannot eat.


Our extended stay hotel provides breakfast every morning. The first morning, I was extremely discouraged. I was nervous that my breakfast for the next six months would be eggs, just eggs, and sometimes just badly cooked hotel eggs, with a side of fruit.


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They will cycle out fruit. Some fruit I definitely like more than others.


But then we met Chef Rock.


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“Let me use the cheese tongs for the bread so that I can leave bread crumbs all over the cheese.”


One day at breakfast, we began chatting with the head chef.


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Chef Rock, posing for a photo. No, this meal is not gluten free.


Chef Rock understood gluten free! One of the first things said was, “Oh… she can hardly eat anything here! I’m so sorry.”


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The potato wedges are theoretically gluten free… except for the pieces of white bread at the bottom.


On days I have less options at breakfast, Chef Rock will bring a plate of fruit from the kitchen.


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Chef rock created a special fruit plate, just for me. I love the oranges here.


Once a month, our hotel hosts a “residents night” with free food. However, most of it I cannot eat. Chef Rock will prepare a special plate of food for me. His generous accommodations allow me to attend the event.


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Do you see the size of that omelet when compared to a normally sized orange?! It fed me for three meals.


A few times, I have been too fatigued to make it down for breakfast. During those times, Chef Rock would create a breakfast box and send it back to my room.


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Chef rock sent me a gluten free breakfast to go when he learned that I was not feeling well one morning.


Chef Rock takes really good care of me. He’s one of the more awesome people we’ve met in Malaysia.


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He was teased for serving me black olives, tomatoes, oranges, french fries, and a “chicken chop.” I thought the meal tasted amazing! This was at a residents night.

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