Choosing the most healthful Chinese food

May 12, 1991|By McClatchy News Service

Think Chinese is diet food? Think again. It's about as easy to translate the Chinese characters on the menu as it is to determine what's actually in General Tseng's chicken, let alone how it's cooked. Here are some tips for ordering from In Health magazine.

*Don't bet on seafood. Fish and shrimp stir-fries are usually just as oily as beef and pork ones.

*Skip the fattiest dishes. "Crispy" almost always means deep-fried.

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