I visited Singapore and Thailand with my husband and felt better than ever while I was there. I am sure China is the same. The food is very fresh, no preservatives, cooked or juiced and handed right to you. Very little grease and fat, very little dairy. It is a crohnies dream. I had the best chicken noodle "soup" of my life at the Singapore airport and it was just a typical singapore dish of chicken, noodles, and broth. It was so good I took a picture of it lol. I usually can't eat anything at airports except the pretzels or protein bars I bring with me. Even American soups can be very greasy and fatty. This was just pure heaven. I think it is part of the reason asia has such low incidence of IBD. I also rarely used lactose pills there because most of their foods had no dairy.
27 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night. I also take a birth control pill to allow some fun in my life.