October 21, 2008

Chinese Food

I love Chinese Food, especially really good Chinese Food. Actually, Mr. Bear and I had some yummy Chinese food for dinner just the other day. Well, today I came across this article from Newsweek. It lists the 7 unhealthy food choices at a Chinese restaurant.
  1. Fried Rice
  2. Lo Mein
  3. Chow fun
  4. Orange Beef
  5. Lemon Chicken
  6. General Tso's chicken
  7. BBQ spared ribs
These are some of my favorite Chinese dishes. This makes me very sad. Of course this is not to say that you should just stay away from Chinese food all together. It is all about moderation and making healthy choices. Stir fried dishes are often the better choice, as are vegetable dishes.

I can never give up fried rice altogether. I do know it can't be that great for you, it is fried and it is white rice but I love fried rice. Occasionally, when we do go out I will ask for steamed brown rice instead, but I do love fried rice. It is all about moderation and in moderation it will not totally ruin my healthy eating habits.


  1. I think the restaurants should be more accurately known as American-chinese restaurants.

    I am Chinese and lived in Singapore.

    I maintained a food website: Homemade chinese soups

    I didn't appreciate the vast differences between authentic chinese food and the american versions until I start getting enquiries for recipes of chinese food that I have never heard of. For example, General Tso's chicken.

    In addition to eating in moderation, try authentic chinese food. Should be healthier without sacrificing taste. :)

  2. Hmmm...I never knew this. Thanks for the info though! :) Oh and thanks to Phoebe above for the awesome link to those soups...just in time for some cold weather (I hope).