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Why sushi is a great choice for coeliacs

You'll have seen me raving on about sushi for a while now.

Handrolls and edamame beans with gluten-free soy sauce
Yep, that's gluten-free soy sauce!

I mean, what could be better than sushi?

Oh all right, a curry's a hot contender. But sushi is something I could happily eat on a daily basis, too (lottery winning ticket permitting).

So as soon as I had the chance, I booked a table at Nomu on Whiteladies Road in Clifton to sample the delights of their gluten-free menu.

Now I know I was banging on about gluten-free menus the other day, saying they're not always suitable for coeliacs, but I did my due diligence and made sure they knew what they were doing.

The staff were immensely reassuring and they even state on their menu if you'd like to see the ingredients for anything that you just have to ask.

How good is that?

So I indulged in hand rolls, temaki, edamame beans, name it, we had it!

And somehow we managed to get good weather, too, which was no mean feat given the blast of rain that hammered onto the car as we drove over.

Ali Walsh at Nomu, Clifton
Here I am setting a steady pace with a sparkling water

I was driving so didn't bother myself with the drinks menu (but there were plenty of coeliac-safe options had that been my wish).

I did, however, have some of the mochi that Katie Walker had recommended from her visit to Japan (if you've not yet seen it, check out our live chat from last week on Instagram - great fun!).

And if you're wondering, by "we" I do mean I took the children as well as my handsome hubby. The four of us were seated outside and grinned from ear to ear throughout.

We were dazzled with the delight of having a special jug for water (I love that things like this are so exciting for little people!) to amusement at chocolatey mouths all round (trust me, eating mochi isn't as easy as you might think).

Eating mochi

I must say, the bill was very reasonable for a family of four who devoured plenty of extras like crackers, pints (hubby) and still squeezed in pudding. (£20 a head, which included service charge. And yep, I checked - this goes directly to the staff.)

Eating at Nomu in Clifton, Bristol
Our outdoor table at Nomu, Clifton

And if you're wondering, this isn't an ad for Nomu. I wasn't gifted my meal by them, nor am I sponsored to write this post. I genuinely had a good coeliac experience there and would heartily recommend you try them.

Covid-wise, they were excellent at ensuring everything was compliant. And soon you won't have to worry about the weather as the government allows us tables indoors. Cheers!

Hi! Great to have you here...

My name's Ali and I help people on gluten-free diets have a better, easier and healthier lifestyle. 

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