gollum
 
Reply Fri 24 Apr, 2015 01:01 pm
Where can I get a chart of the amount of sodium in chinese food? I am looking to reduce the amount of sodium in my diet.
 
ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 24 Apr, 2015 01:13 pm
@gollum,
If you order from a chain, they usually have the information available if you request it. Some have it available online.

If you are preparing chinese food yourself, most online recipes provide breakdowns of calories/nutrients etc.

It's not a one-size fits all matter. Each restaurant is going to have slightly different recipes.
gollum
 
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Reply Fri 24 Apr, 2015 03:52 pm
@ehBeth,
ehBeth-

Thank you.

Do you know the name or website address of such a chain? I don't see the nutrition information on P.F. Chang's website.
Butrflynet
 
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Reply Fri 24 Apr, 2015 04:35 pm
@gollum,
Some reading for you...


http://www.caloriecount.com/tag/food/chinesefood


http://www.livestrong.com/article/522806-the-sodium-content-of-chinese-food/
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 24 Apr, 2015 04:40 pm
@gollum,
I think I'd give pf chang's a skip based on the results I can find

https://www.fatsecret.com/calories-nutrition/pf-changs

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this site breaks down better and worse options at pf chang's

https://eatingrules.com/p-f-changs-healthy-appetizers/
farmerman
 
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Reply Fri 24 Apr, 2015 05:26 pm
@ehBeth,
we should not be afraid of our food, chang's is some of the best chinese food out there.
range shrimp or prawns with lemon pepper sauce


mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

everyone must realize that we treat ourselves with foods. otherwise why go out to eat?
May as well saty home and graze
Ragman
 
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Reply Fri 24 Apr, 2015 05:46 pm
@ehBeth,
You're not kidding! How's this level of sodium for one of the most popular Asian favorite meals, General Tsao's chicken:
Sodium 2157 mg
That's way off the charts!
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 24 Apr, 2015 06:27 pm
@farmerman,
farmerman wrote:
chang's is some of the best chinese food out there.


really?

I don't do chain chinese food - and generally prefer homestyle thai restos based on the way the food is prepared - fewer sauces, less deep-fried stuff, more herbs vs salt.
farmerman
 
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Reply Fri 24 Apr, 2015 06:41 pm
@ehBeth,
Saying that Chang's is just a chain is like saying that Cabela's is just a chain sporting goods store
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 24 Apr, 2015 06:42 pm
@ehBeth,
Basic chinese food isn't all that hard to cook.. but I did hit my waterloo with some of the fancy stuff. Anyway, if you cook chinese food yourself, you can make it quite a bit lower in sodium.



ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 24 Apr, 2015 06:48 pm
@ossobuco,
Agreed - I'd prefer to cook it myself for the most part. Those years as an engineering student with lots of classmates from Singapore, Hong Kong and mainland China paid off. More control over the ingredients and great focus on the fresh veggie side of things - the way it's prepared traditionally - with meat as a seasoning.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 24 Apr, 2015 06:57 pm
@ehBeth,
Oh, yeah.. that reminds me, I need to make singapore noodles one of these days. I've collected a bunch of recipes but not acted on it.
I agree on the meat as a seasoning thing.
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