Traditional Asian cuisine is full of fresh vegetables, proteins, and aromatic herbs, but is also full of calories, sodium, Monosodium Glutamate, fat, sugar, and food coloring…
If it’s crispy, coated, twice-cooked, or battered, it’s a good sign you should avoid it.
Be wary of the enticing fried noodle and fried rice options. Request steamed white rice or brown rice.
Soup, Pho, steamed vegetables, steamed, broiled, or roasted meat, steamed spring rolls, or vegetable dumplings are all good choices.
Request sauce on the side.
Edamame isn’t automatically low cal
If those delicious soybeans are simply steamed in water, it’s an excellent pick but, they are often tossed in oil after being steamed…
Veggies aren’t always seductive
Traditionally, Asian restaurants deep-fry vegetables before stir-frying them to ad some texture. Some vegetables absorb oil in the same way that a sponge does. Opt for broccolis, snow peas, or peppers.
Tofu can be a diet wrecker
Some Tofu recipes are high in calories as Tofu is most of the time deep-fried…
Chicken Tikka Masala. A portion contains more saturated fat you need in a whole day!
Beef with black bean sauce
With 800 calories per order and 4000 milligrams of sodium, it’s the jackpot!
Chicken in sweet and sour sauce. Chicken and vegetables in a spicy sauce seem like a guilt free pick, but chiken is first deep fried, and the sauce is full of additives, sodium and can contain more than 19 teaspoons of sugar.
Steamed dumplings aren’t always good for diet
A vegetable dumpling is around 35 calories per piece and a pork one 80 calories. So if you love the pork version, you can stop at one dumpling or just skip it!
Barbecue Spare Ribs
Considered as an appetizer, the Spares Ribs contain more than 600 calories per serving and more than 66% of your day’s recommended saturated fat intake.
Fried Spring Rolls
Just forget them if you are on a diet!