chinese food: which is healthier

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  1. slackerinabox

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    I'm in the mood for chinese food but am looking for the meal that'll do the LEAST damage (of course, none of these are really healthy.. I'm not pretending that they are so don't flame me!):

    -Boneless spare rib.. You know, the salty red slivers of pork bbq'd - I figure that it's not THAT bad because it's grilled and not fried

    -General tso's chicken.. OK, it's deep fried... Is it worse or better than boneless spare ribs though?

    -beef lo mein... Probably pretty healthy compared to the other two

    -kung pow chicken... Now this seems pretty healthy but there's a lot of oil and peanuts in it..

     
  2. boyRacer

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    i'll take the lo mein but i'm a noodle freak. :)
     
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    im guessing lo mein is the most healthy of them all.
     
  5. Ameesh

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    buhdas delight
     
  6. Imported

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    Ma pao tofu and rice own you!
     
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    whatevers steamed or not fried.
     
  8. amnesiac

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    Kung pao is by far one of the most UNhealthy things at a chinese restaurant.

    You probalby want to ask them to make whatever you want with very little or no oil. This means nothing fried.
     
  9. Bryophyte

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    General Tso's chicken is soooo good because it's soooo bad for you.
     
  10. shopbruin

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    STEAMED rice. no fried rice, no beef lo mein.

    get STEAMED veggies. They might have a steamed veggies and shrimp dish.

    meat wise, the boneless spare ribs are to freaking die for. i love them so much.
     
  11. Imported

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    Agreed with the steamed rice and steamed veggies. Are the boneless spare ribs also steamed? Or am I mistaking that for the spare ribs you can get during dim sum hours..
     
  12. HonkeyDonk

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    if he's getting just steamed rice and steamed veggies, whats the point then for ordering chinese food? Can't you just go out to your local grocery store and buy your own veggies for a few dollars?
     
  13. anno

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    there's a lot of oil in lo mein too.. I think your best bet is to get what you want and just figure it's not gonna be very good for you.

     
  14. Imported

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    Cause they're good.. :p And you can get the steamed veggies with shrimp too..
     
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    YuM! And it won't give you a Buddha belly!
    But I like it with garlic sauce.
     
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    Typical chinest restuarant food has to be one of the food places you just CANNOT eat healthy no matter how hard you try!
     
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    Damn it! I dunno which is worse, but now I have a hankering for some General Tso's, Beef Lo Mein and Hot & Sour Soup. Oh well, gotta toss in some steamed dumplings and a quart of pork fried rice too, it'll be great for snacking on while watching football all weekend. Off to order....
     
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    How do Chinese people stay so thin? :)
     
  19. GagHalfrunt

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    Starvation. And the fact that the Chinese food we eat isn't even close to what people in China eat. But there isn't a market for chicken feet here in the US, so they needed to invent a brand new style. General Tso's chicken isn't any more authentic Chinese than a Chalupa or anything else from Taco Bell is authentic Mexican.
     
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    If you go healthy on Chinese food you're a crack smoka~
     
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    chinese food is so much better in asia
     
  22. Eug

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    Most American Chinese food isn't really Chinese food. It's basically KFC'ified pseudo-Chinese food.

    Sometimes you'll go into restaurants and see two different menus, with only the good Chinese food on the Chinese menu.
     
  23. psianime

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    Just aviod chinese food altogether and have a nice bowl of Pho.
     
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    I concur, you'll be surprise on how General Tso chicken is made in China. Heck, I've never even heard of general tso's chicken till I came to the States. LOL
     
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    MSG is evil.