Whet your appetite with steamed raviolis, chicken teriyaki,
wonton soup, chicken or shrimp stir-fry packed with steamed
Choose dishes with vegetables as a main ingredient, or ask for
extra vegetables when ordering. Avoid vegetables in sauces, as
these can be as salty and calorie-packed as the meat and noodle
Steer clear of duck, egg foo young, and sauces, as well as meat
and noodle dishes.
Healthy choices in Chinese restaurants vary from the fajita-like
moo shu shrimp or vegetables, to the staple steamed white rice,
to pineapples and lychee nuts as beneficial dessert picks.
Choose brown rice over white rice.
Ask for stir-fried or braised meat, seafood or tofu instead of
the fried variety. Restaurants may be able to substitute these
in your favorite dishes.
Learn to use chopsticks: They will help you eat more slowly and
avoid excess sauce.
Chinese foods often contain monosodium glutamate (MSG), so order your
meal without it. Another tip to cut the salt: try to go without duck,
soy and hoisin sauces, and hot mustard.
Or, try cooking in. May we suggest