We do a Lo Hei dinner or lunch, where we toss the salad while asking for a good year ahead ( check with Wiki HERE on the meaning of Lo Hei )
With my gluten intolerance I struggle with accepting the invitations, as all Chinese food contains some soya which contains gluten and leaves me struggling after each meal. This year I missed a couple of dinners as I had taken time off to be with family but I had to attend our office Lo Hei twice, one with the management team that did not bother to listen to my protests on my dietary restrictions and again on Monday at a hotel restaurant which offered a buffet lunch.
This is where you learn things about your colleagues. I learnt that several of them were greedy and took more food than they needed and left untouched portions of chicken, vegetables, prawns and several other bits of food. You lose respect for people that waste food....
|Gluten Free menu - 7 dishes|
|the other menu - 8 courses|
|the green salad|
All in, it wasn't a bad effort on the part of the hosts but it could have been better......... maybe I should offer my services as a gluten free meal adviser?
|poached chicken....was tasty!|
|fish with coriander sauce|
|Not a gluten free option.....pity|