Travel Restrictions Caused by My Son’s Food Allergies

Our son, Takeh, has food allergies, one of which is seafood.

Not all fish is bad, but since there have been two cases of “things I used to eat well are now bad,” fish is basically not served at his meals. The most they serve is miso soup with bonito broth.

If he stays at an inn by the sea that specializes in seafood, he really has nothing to eat. This is because most of what is served is seafood.

For example, there is a large bowl of squid sashimi in front of him. He has never eaten squid in his life, so he does not know if he will be allergic to this ingredient. If he doesn’t know, we can’t let him eat it.

After all, this is a tourist destination. There is no emergency hospital nearby, so there is no quick response in case of anaphylactic symptoms. Trying food for the first time in my life in a place like this is just a gamble.

So I looked around the table and saw that the only things he could eat were chawanmushi and namasu. It was hard to believe that a one-year-old child would want to eat a dish of radish and carrot namasu, so he could barely eat it as “chawanmushi donburi,” steamed egg custard served over rice.

The only reason he can do these things is because he is only one year old. In another year, when he tries to do the same thing, he will probably complain. Why is he the only one eating bad food? He will realize that he is the only one who eats bad food.

So from now on, it will be more difficult to stay at a seaside ryokan with a meal plan. We have no choice but to go to the mountains. But wait a minute, if we go to Nagano Prefecture and they serve carp for dinner, it would be better for him not to eat it. If ayu fish or iwana (char) are served, it would be better not to eat them either. I am in trouble.



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