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Dining Out: Chinese Cuisine

Restaurant-Specific Strategies

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5/25/2018 9:04:01 AM

JANTHEBLONDE's SparkPage
Great information!
5/2/2018 9:26:28 AM

FISHGUT3's SparkPage
thanks
5/1/2018 8:56:03 AM

KHALIA2's SparkPage
Great info! Thanks!
1/10/2018 3:27:41 AM

MIYAMO's SparkPage
I guess Chinese will have to be a special treat like maybe twice a year.
12/8/2017 8:44:30 AM

NELLJONES's SparkPage
Just about everything at a Chinese restaurant is full of fat, salt and sugar. Best to make it at home, ingredients are now readily available.
11/30/2017 8:08:33 AM

4CONNIESHEALTH's SparkPage
I will keep all of this information in mind.
11/29/2017 10:26:41 PM

_CYNDY55_'s SparkPage
Great info!
STEVIAPLUMFAIRY
6/28/2017 1:42:31 AM

Once I discovered Nepali food, I've been hooked
7/23/2015 4:09:31 PM

WILLIAMS1851's SparkPage
I think the bottom line is you pretty much cannot eat at a Chinese restaurant :-(

9/7/2013 2:36:48 PM

RUTHEY01's SparkPage
I prefer a Mongolian Grill restaurant. I can choose my own items and request they cook it with garlic water. If we do a traditional Chinese restaurant, I get a veggie Moo Goo Gai Pan or Veggie Chow Yuk (large cut veggies).
8/7/2013 1:00:21 AM

LADYSTARWIND's SparkPage
Unfortunately this article doesn't give any portion size indicators for the main dishes it lists...like the Lemon Chicken. Yes a whole plate might be 1300 calories; but a few tablespoonfuls from a Buffet or Family Style certainly isn't! So I disagree with some of the article's "tips" We almost always order family style....skip the rice/fried rice....and enjoy small portions of several dishes....Something like Broccoli and Beef is really nice, or SnowPeas and Shrimp....
1/20/2013 7:30:55 PM

JWHITEMAN1's SparkPage
i positivly adore coconut chicken is there anyway to add a little to steamed or braized chicken without being really bad
NJ_HOU
6/11/2010 3:40:37 PM

This article was GREAT! I always stayed away from MooGooGaiPan , thought it was very high in calories Thank you for the education
2/11/2010 1:09:42 PM

DAVVIK's SparkPage
All site I've been to in the past say that the fortune cookie is 50 kcal.
PROJECTTORONTO
8/9/2009 5:00:58 AM

This article suggested that you "look for dishes that are braised..." I suggest that you ask your server how the braised items are prepared. At the Chinese restaurant I work in, braised = fried.

LTJ, it depends on where you go for the lemon chicken I guess. Ours is fried and coated in a thick, sticky, sugary sauce and served without veggies, so 1350 cals actually sounds about right. That's one item I make sure to stay away from. ; )

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