I recently had an episode of difficulty in swallowing while eating a Chinese takeaway. A couple of people responded saying they had also experienced this problem. I was wondering if this applied to all Chinese meals, or whether there was one specifically. This episode was frightening for me and lasted about half an hour. During this time I could not swallow although my breathing was not affected. I am wondering whether I had an allergic reaction to an ingredient in the meal, which was Sweet and Sour Chicken. Has anyone else experienced this problem?