Friday, April 15, 2005

Yum!

My home page pointed me to a news story from Hong Kong on the health risks of dim sum. Many menu items contain a lot of fat or salt. In particular: "Items high in sodium per serving were marinated jelly fish, with 780 milligrams; steamed chicken with fish stomach and steamed curry squid, both with 640 milligrams, the study said." Darn it! Too bad I have to watch my sodium intake. Will one of you guys try these for me and let me know if they're any good?

7 comments:

Sergei C. said...

This is entirely off topic, but I wanted to share it with you publicly. I checked my stats this morning and I am the number 1 hit on Google for the search phrase "orange tangerine blogspot." You are number 12. How the hell does that happen?

Orange said...

Well, how many daily visitors do you have? Maybe you're just too darn popular.

Stella said...

A lot of Chinese cuisine is, unfortunately, high in fat and salt. The fat has to do with the fact that fatty, less expensive cuts of meat are often chosen for their texture and flavor, and the salt comes from soy as well as the many heavily preserved condiments that go into dishes.

I refuse to stop eating it, though. Maybe this is why I have cholesterol of 238 :-(

Orange said...

Stella, Big Pharma has a bottle of Lipitor with your name on it.

But 238 is nothing. I was once at 507. (Seriously.) I tend to limit my intake of soy sauce and other super-salty stuff. (Hey, a single serving of Cheetos fits into my sodium budget, it really does.)

the nut said...

Hmmm, nothing sounds all that appealing to me, not to mention that when food items are too salty, I refuse to eat them. So I'm not your woman!

The Un-Apologetic Atheist said...

Not a big fan of salty foods, either. But I do enjoy checking out unique food items... I'm half-Cajun, so weird food items were everyday life for me, growing up. So if I ever happen across these, I'll letcha know!

Charlie said...

Vietnamese food is hands down my favorite. That wasn't really on topic as such, but we're talking about salty foods with names I can't pronounce correctly, so I just had to share.