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carlossalsa8
04-27-2004, 04:26 PM
is the orange chicken ( from chinese restaurants ) really high in cals? ( fat ) is the chicken fried? hooo well is it healthy? thanks.

ryuage
04-27-2004, 04:48 PM
ask the place you're buying it from :)

most likely NO!

carlossalsa8
04-27-2004, 04:50 PM
ask the place you're buying it from :)

most likely NO!

I have asked!! and all they said is the best!! They won't say it is unhealthy. That is why I am asking in this forum. They do not even know the cals.

ryuage
04-27-2004, 04:53 PM
just think about it cmon... yes its fried covered in sugary syrup and probably half or even that is probably real chicken depending on the place heh... use your better judgement and common sense you'll find the answer.

ogarchamplin
04-27-2004, 05:04 PM
then there is MSG, Sodium, if you order Chinese get the steamed dumplings and the steamed Veggie platter

jimlynch11
04-27-2004, 07:01 PM
Or just look around online for recipes and make your own "Chinese" food - most of it isn't all that tough if you have a wok and some soy. Most supermarkets these days have whole sections devoted to oriental food.

phatmonky
04-27-2004, 07:21 PM
Orange chicken SHOULD be fine, but the sodium content is usuall high,

Wu36
04-27-2004, 08:02 PM
Chinese food is pretty healthy, Chinese restuarants in America are usually not.

geoffgarcia
04-27-2004, 08:06 PM
PANDA EXPRESS GOURMET CHINESE FOOD
Entreee are 5oz unless notes
Calories, total fat, sat Fat, Sodium

Mixed Vegetables 80 3 0 450
Chicken with
Mushrooms 170 9 2 570
Chicken with String
Beans 180 9 2 620
Black Pepper Chicken 210 10 2 570
Beef & Broccoli 180 11 3 910
Orange Chicken 310 13 3 420
Spicy Chicken with
Peanuts 510 29 5 1,250
Sweet & Sour Pork
(4 oz.) 310 20 7 250
Sweet & Sour Sauce
(2 oz.) 60 0 0 150
http://www.findarticles.com/cf_dls/m0813/3_28/72502149/p2/article.jhtml?term=

Shark
04-27-2004, 10:14 PM
Chinese food is evil, and by evil i mean so deliscious it kills me not to eat it. But, don't eat it. It's evil.

Shao-LiN
04-27-2004, 11:41 PM
Better choices out there if you're aiming for a clean diet. But yes, I love chinese food. I hate sitting there watching my friends eat it while I'm running UD2....kills me.

Exnor
04-28-2004, 01:17 AM
I very often eat frozen ready chinese meals, such as special noodles. The nutritional information claims around 0.2g-2g saturated fat. Of course takeaway chinese from an actual chinese place is going to be completely different.

carlossalsa8
04-28-2004, 01:47 AM
Chinese food is pretty healthy, Chinese restuarants in America are usually not.


How can I know which chinese food is chinese-chinese or american- chinese, I mean it looks the same. :help:

Giddo
04-28-2004, 02:07 AM
It is the same in the uk.
if you want chinese style food with 1/2 the MSG and 1/2 the calories try Thai food, the sauces are natural and more watery, and none of the meat is deep fried but stay away from the starters like Wantons and Prawn toast, they taste like heaven but are full of fat!

geoffgarcia
04-28-2004, 08:08 AM
thai food has way to many nuts, cooked nuts are nasty...

Giddo
04-28-2004, 08:21 AM
thai food has way to many nuts, cooked nuts are nasty...
Cooked nuts, raw nuts, peanut butter sounds like good fats and protien to me. :thumbup:

Any food thats cooked by somebody else in a restaurant is bad 9 times out of 10, but this is the best of a bad load of crap thats out there.

ectx
04-28-2004, 08:37 AM
Most Chinese restaurants are pretty good about preparing things a certain way for you. The place I go to will steam my food or stir fry it in little or no oil. Don't ask me how. I ask and they do. I usually forgo the egroll and 1/2 my steamed rice portion or give it up completely and ask for more veggies mixed in. Most good restaurants will accomodate their patron. Italian restaurants have been pretty good that way with me too.

wleon
04-28-2004, 09:13 AM
Better choices out there if you're aiming for a clean diet. But yes, I love chinese food. I hate sitting there watching my friends eat it while I'm running UD2....kills me.

Talk about dinning with a nice lady... and only asking for salad because my carbs up days has not arrive yet..... or better begging her to go out on Friday.. when you can finally eat

Jasonl
04-28-2004, 12:20 PM
I hate sitting there watching my friends eat it while I'm running UD2....kills me.
I feel your pain, oh man do I ever feel your pain... When I was on UD2, my friends were always getting Chinese, Japanese, or California Pizza Kitchen, my 3 favorites of course. It was pure torture!

ogarchamplin
04-28-2004, 12:40 PM
I like Vietnamse Food..

Jasonl
04-28-2004, 12:59 PM
I like Vietnamse Food..
Pho soup with some kind of meat is really good.

ogarchamplin
04-28-2004, 01:29 PM
Pho soup with some kind of meat is really good.

Spring Rolls and a bowl of Bhunt Thet Nunh..cold rice noodles w/ grilled pork, carrots, lettuce, peanuts, mint

Shao-LiN
04-28-2004, 01:49 PM
Spring Rolls and a bowl of Bhunt Thet Nunh..cold rice noodles w/ grilled pork, carrots, lettuce, peanuts, mint

Please stop, you're making me hungry for some pho.

Shao-LiN
04-28-2004, 01:50 PM
I very often eat frozen ready chinese meals, such as special noodles. The nutritional information claims around 0.2g-2g saturated fat. Of course takeaway chinese from an actual chinese place is going to be completely different.

It's the misc fats like hydrogenated oils you need to look out for. Wish they would list those on there.

ogarchamplin
04-28-2004, 01:51 PM
Please stop, you're making me hungry for some pho.

and some of that Hot Sauce with the Rooster on it. And the coffee with the condensed milk with the little brewers on top

Jasonl
04-28-2004, 02:35 PM
and some of that Hot Sauce with the Rooster on it. And the coffee with the condensed milk with the little brewers on top
I use that hot sauce in my eggs every night, I can't get enough of that stuff!

carlossalsa8
04-28-2004, 02:38 PM
So thai food would be a better choice to go eat than a regular chinese american restaurant right? When I go to a thai restarurant I always order a pad sew yu chicken. If you haven't tasted it, go and eat it!! I wonder how much calories it has!!

ogarchamplin
04-28-2004, 02:43 PM
I use that hot sauce in my eggs every night, I can't get enough of that stuff!

There is a yellow top one and a green top one...one is hotter than the other

http://www.huyfong.com/no_frames/company.htm

Saint Patrick
04-28-2004, 03:01 PM
man, my ex-wife's mom is from vietnam, and she used to cook up some tasty-ass sh!t, let me tell ya.

Shao-LiN
04-28-2004, 07:46 PM
From my observations, thai food is usually steamed or grilled rather than fried...at least whatever I order is. So, I'd say it may be better.

Shao-LiN
04-28-2004, 07:47 PM
and some of that Hot Sauce with the Rooster on it. And the coffee with the condensed milk with the little brewers on top

You've just made an enemy! :drooling:

carlossalsa8
04-29-2004, 02:49 PM
From my observations, thai food is usually steamed or grilled rather than fried...at least whatever I order is. So, I'd say it may be better.


What do you usually order? As I said before I usually order a pad sew yu chicken, and sometimes chicken over rice and of course with a sea soup. Last time I ordered the beef salad- it was delicious. But I love to eat the pad sew yu chicken.

Max-Mex
04-29-2004, 03:00 PM
Korean food. Mmmm. Out of all the asian styles foods, Thai is my fav.

ryuage
04-29-2004, 05:02 PM
i ususually get the pad thai, or padd see ew, thai bbq, or some chicken satays! yum!! i dont know if satays are vietnamese or thai but ya always get those as an appetizer... or at least I used to when i ate that stuff hehe.

Max-Mex
04-29-2004, 05:16 PM
Appetizers or Soups

Chinese: Hot and Sour soup
Thai: Coconut soup
Korean: Not sure
Vietnamese: Dunno as well.

Jasonl
04-29-2004, 05:26 PM
There is a yellow top one and a green top one...one is hotter than the other

http://www.huyfong.com/no_frames/company.htm
The stuff I use has the green top, mighty tasty!

Shao-LiN
04-29-2004, 08:45 PM
I usually get the spring rolls, pho, or like grilled chicken over rice vermicelli.

ogarchamplin
04-29-2004, 08:53 PM
I usually get the spring rolls, pho, or like grilled chicken over rice vermicelli.


Man i would kill for some pho or Bhuent thet Nuhen.....

large_lifter
04-29-2004, 09:19 PM
mmmmmmm chinese food. I can attribute about 60% of my weight problem with chinese food and my complete lack of will power. It is possible to eat healthy chinese though. Just dont torture yourself by going to a buffet and telling yourself to only eat the healthy stuff. It will start out ok with a nice plate of veggies and stir fry but the general chicken covered in that mysterious red sweet/hot sauce will be calling your name. Before you know it you will be gorging yourself on fried chicken hunks drenched in sweet and sour and shoveling in pork fried rice. Best bet is to go to the different restaurents in town and get their menues. Take them home and study them and only order take out or delivery.

Shao-LiN
04-29-2004, 09:30 PM
There's healthy stuff at a chinese buffet? Hehehe. There's no way I go to any buffet and think I'm going to eat moderately/healthy. Buffet = go all out and feel guilty later.

Beast
04-29-2004, 10:18 PM
Any chicken with some type of bread coating is fried, in Americanized Chinese food.

carlossalsa8
05-01-2004, 02:40 AM
chinese people or people from Asia, most of them are thin how come? I mean most of them eat 4000 + cals a day and they still don't get fat. That's weird huh? It might be possible they dont eat the chinese american food. Anyway, why most of thai, chinese etc meals have onions in it? how healthy are they if they are.

Giddo
05-01-2004, 02:49 AM
Hey guys,
I just took a last minute flight for 4 days in Tenerife.
After visiing the buffet last night I think my best option is the thai place i saw last night.

Breakfast is not bad though lots of eggs and wholemeal bread is the best of the bunch i think.

Thatīll teach me to go last minute they havenīt even got a gym, guess iīll have to find one later when i go for some Thai.


Any suggestions for what else is not bad in a restaurant would be great please guyīs. :cool: