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Posted on 03/30/2007 5:32:35 AM PDT by Kitten Festival
Regulation: The food police are back, with the misnamed Center for Science in the Public Interest saying this time that Chinese food is bad for us. Put that egg roll down and back away slowly.
If you're a prisoner on death row, don't order any Chinese food, at least according to the CSPI food cops. The sodium alone will kill you. A plate of General Tso's chicken, the group says, has 40% more sodium and more than half the calories the average adult needs daily.
Those who remember Seinfeld's 'Soup Nazi' shouting 'No soup for you!' whenever a customer dared to stray from his ordering and menu-selection protocol must have had a sense of deja vu when CSPI issued this latest warning of culinary doom.
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Chinese food is high in salt, fat and calories. What about all of those "poor starving children in China" my mother used to nag me about cleaning my plate?
ROFL!!! That was also my first thought.
Woks are great.... for changing your oil.
The same group that complained about the laws coming in to the bedroom, are now coming into the kitchen.
How many old vegetarians do you know?
LOL. The food the typical Chinese person in China eats bears little resemblance to the cornstarchy gloppy stuff served by most Chinese carryouts.
Oh, Nanny State, hold my hand tightly!
I'm going, and I'm going to listen to John Pinette on the way there...
You go nowwww!!!! You been here 4 hour! Why you no order vegetable? You scare my wife!
After you eat, are you going to rent "Free Wirrrrrrry?"
You make a GOOD point!
If it woks like a duck, it's prolly from Peking.
I eat Chinese maybe once a month, I doubt any permanent harm will come from it.
Chinese meals aren't the same as you get in America - I guarantee.
Americanized Chinese food is to authentic Chinese as Taco Bell is to Mexican fare.
After going to a water park!
The food the typical Chinese person in China eats bears little resemblance to the cornstarchy gloppy stuff served by most Chinese carryouts.
That's the truth. My Chinese wife cooks everything in a wok. It's amazing how versatile that thing is - you can fry an egg, cook soup, cook a whole chicken etc. and all very fast. The thing that surprised me the most - she stir fries lettuce. Never had it before, thought I would hate it but was pleasantly surprised.
Having been in China, the New Territories at least, I can tell you that they would spit out what passes for Chinese food in most places here in the USA.
I don't know ... maybe it's bad for you and maybe it's not. But, I think we can all agree that it's bad for the chicken.
If it isn't a hole in the wall on Spadina Avenue with dead birds hanging in the window, it ain't Chinese.
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