Post by CMF Newsman on Mar 21, 2007 9:43:13 GMT -5
WASHINGTON - The typical Chinese restaurant menu is a sea of nutritional no-nos, a consumer group has found. A plate of General Tso's chicken, for example, is loaded with about 40 percent more sodium and more than half the calories an average adult needs for an entire day.
The battered, fried chicken dish with vegetables has 1,300 calories, 3,200 milligrams of sodium and 11 grams of saturated fat.
That's before the rice (200 calories a cup). And after the egg rolls (200 calories and 400 milligrams of sodium).
"I don't want to put all the blame on Chinese food," said Bonnie Liebman, nutrition director of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, which did a report released Tuesday.
If you'd like to have some awesome Chinese eats drive on down to Marrietta and try Tasty China. They specialize in Setzchuan (sp?) cooking, particularly a style known as "Ma La" or "hot and numbing". The heat is from chiles and the numbing effect is from a large dose of Setzchuan peppercorns-not a true pepper but rather they are dried little flower buds. They also have dishes that are just very spicy without the numbing part, and also have a page of Americanized Chinese food which I've never tried. The bad news-no beer.
Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean people aren't after you.