Eat healthier Chinese food

CNN has a piece on unhealthy Chinese food which starts off with sensational news then tempered with:

The group found that not much has changed since it examined Chinese food 15 years ago. That's not all bad, Liebman said.

"We
were glad not to find anything different," she said. "Some restaurant
food has gotten a lot worse. Companies seem to pile on. Instead of just
cheesecake, you get coconut chocolate chip cheesecake with a layer of
chocolate cake, and lasagna with meatballs."

But the funny kicker is at the end where they give out 'advices' on healthier Chinese food:

Hold the sauce, and eat with a fork or chopsticks to leave more sauce behind.

I don't know about you, but how else would you eat Chinese food but using a fork or chopsticks? Spoon like a baby?

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4 comments

  1. Zhin

    In the SEA region a lot of people use spoon as a tool to eat rice from a plate. It's also the only way to eat curry and even the Chinese who live in these regions have adopted curry and gravy-like recipes.And that hogwash about strange unhealthy "Chinese" food only applies to certain places that serve certain kinds of "Chinese" food. You know, the same kind of places that give you a fortune cookie at the end of your meal.CNN is the last place anyone should expect non-bias and accurate ethnic/cultural information. They're great on sensational news though.

  2. Alex

    I know that we eat with spoon, but that's not the 'normal' eating apparatus in most western Chinese restaurants frequented by westerners. Trying to tell them not to eat Chinese food with fork or chopsticks would just result in embarrassment for all concerns… 😉

  3. Stephen

    Is the article suggesting that I have my Chinese food without sauce? Because if so, you'd have to pry the chopsticks out of my cold dead hand before I give that up.

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