Thursday, 1 November 2012

"Help, we're eating out!" - Chinese food

This is a tricky one, although not impossible.

As usual, I can only tell you my own findings. This list only applies to takeout or restaurant food. If you are using this to buy Chinese food from a store then remember to always check to packet!

So, the definitely safe list:


  • Prawn toast
  • Vegetable spring rolls (probably the meant ones too) but NOT the dip!!
  • Prawn crackers
  • Duck and pancakes, although not the veg or the sauce that usually comes with them.
  • All varieties of rice (fried and boiled), unless you know it is going to have a veg with citric acid in it. In general they don't.
  • Noodles (depending in the sauce!)
  • Sweet chilli beef
  • *insert favourite meat* and cashew nut
  • *insert favourite meat* in black bean sauce
  • Chicken satay 
There are probably several others that are edible - stay away from anything red coloured or lemon-y! Sweet and sour is a definite no-go, here.

Incidentally, you can also drink Chinese tea (I don't like it myself, but other people rave about it, so...)