I haven’t been able to enjoy a proper takeaway since I was diagnosed as gluten intolerant last year, which hasn’t been easy, especially being a university student- we rely on takeout food to get us through the week! That was until Johnny suggested we give Jimmy’s Chinese Takeaway a try! Being a regular, he had gotten friendly with the staff and when he mentioned to them that I was gluten free they said they’d be able to cook me some dishes using a gluten free soy sauce, so with only a few days left in Newcastle before I moved home for the summer we jumped in the car and headed down to check them out! When we arrived the staff were very welcoming and super helpful explaining each of the sauces and meals that they could cook for me- I chose their black bean sauce with green peppers with chicken and prawns! Each dish comes with a side of either egg fried rice or chips, which we planned on sharing however I was told that the rice contained a small amount of soy sauce so not wanting to risk it I just stuck with the chips as a side for my meal!
It didn’t take too long for our order to be made up which was great, so with a bag full of food we excitedly headed home, eager to try our dishes! On the packaging of my meal they’d written ‘no gluten’ so me and Johnny didn’t get our orders mixed up which was really helpful! Once we got it home and unwrapped it all, everything looked and smelled so mouthwatering, I was dying to get stuck in! Johnny had ordered chilli and garlic sauce with prawns and chicken and a pineapple fritter and then he had all the rice to himself as well while I got the chips!
The only fault I could find with my meal was that they had forgotten my chicken, however apart from that everything was absolutely delicious! I’m thrilled that I have managed to find a gluten free takeaway in Newcastle with such friendly and knowledge staff! I’ve order from Jimmy’s twice now, choosing to try their bamboo shots and water chestnuts with prawn and chicken on my second visit! Although the black bean sauce was slightly nicer, I finally got my chicken when I ordered from them again! I would definitely recommend this takeaway shop to anyone living in Newcastle, whether you have an intolerance or have simply cut gluten for lifestyle reasons, the staff can help advise on what to order and are happy to answer any questions that you might have! I can’t wait to be back in Newcastle in September to give more of their gorgeous dishes a try!