- Look for dishes that are less meat centric and more veggie oriented
- No deep fried stuff or dim sum
- Hold the sauce
- Limit salt
- Share your meal
Also surprising were some appetizers: An order of six steamed pork dumplings has 500 calories, and there's not much difference -- about 10 calories per dumpling -- if they're pan-fried.
The reports show that a typical battered, fried chicken dish with vegetables has 1,300 calories, 3,200 milligrams of sodium and 11 grams of saturated fat.