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EOWYN2424 Posts: 9,108
1/28/14 7:37 A

My favorite is the hagau (prawn dumplings), I could easily eat several servings of them! I also love the fish paste rolled in bean curd skin! And fish balls! Not the mention the prawn rolls in I think it's rice paste sheets.........great! Now I'm hungry!

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1/28/14 12:13 A

Let us know what you decided to eat.

LADYCJM SparkPoints: (57,456)
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1/27/14 10:18 P

Being healthy is about doing the "right" things "most" of the time. No where does it say you can't have fun along the way!

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1/27/14 1:32 P

I can't imagine living a life where I wasn't allowed to eat something because I was worried I'd gain weight. that's not healthy. Just reading through the items you ate, you really did do better than you think. You may have eaten a bit more than you wanted, but that doesn't make you a bad person OR an unhealthy one.

Don't beat yourself up ! Did you enjoy the meal ? If so, then don't worry. You ate the food. You log the food. You move on. This week, you try to eat a bit more mindfully. Don't starve yourself or kill yourself in the gym to compensate. Both imply you did something wrong. You didn't do anything wrong.

If you were to eat right 5 out of 7 days, you'd still be doing better than the average American on Brit.

In short, don't worry. you'll be fine.

SHERYLDS Posts: 17,318
1/27/14 1:22 P

hey ... you went to enjoy Dim Sum....and you did.
Now, just get back on track. Glad you enjoyed it.

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1/27/14 12:05 P


That didn't go very well.

Tried to stick to boiled rice and veg. Had a couple slices char sui pork and some boiled chicken. Then a steamed bun. And a duck spring roll. Kinda gave up halfway through at eating the healthy stuff :(

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1/26/14 11:40 P

Thank you for all the responses :-)

I'm feeling a bit better about going for lunch now!

JRRING Posts: 1,534
1/26/14 2:47 P

love the vegetable ones....I've made them from scratch !

LOLA_LALA Posts: 659
1/26/14 2:24 P

Mmmm! I know the ones I've sampled in Washington, D.C.'s Chinatown were hot, steaming, tasty little morsels of lusciousness...

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1/26/14 2:20 P

Ask for "bao". Bao is a kind of Chinese sandwich. it's a dough with a savory filling like roast pork or beef. They also make taro or red bean bao for vegetarians. Bao can be baked or steamed. the steams bao look like white balls. those are yummy and reasonably low call.

If you're going to a traditional Dim sum, that means someone is going to be walking around with charts filled with different dishes. Dim sum is a lot like Spanish Tapas. they are very small dishes with 2-3 pieces on the plate. If you're sharing the items, you will be fine.

There tend to be various types of steamed rice dishes, lots of shrimp and fish, yes, fried foods too. You can avoid the fried foods, but if something looks really tasty, don't pass on it because you're worried about your weight. As long as you are being mindful of your portion sizes, you'll be fine.

I've been to different dim sum places, I even had bao in London. YUM !! don't be afraid to try different dishes. There is one dish you should be careful of though. Watch out for anything with bitter melon. There is a reason it's called bitter. lol.

Don't worry ! Have a good time. And if you do happen to over eat, that doesn't make you a bad person or an unhealthy one.

Edited by: ARCHIMEDESII at: 1/26/2014 (14:26)
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1/26/14 12:54 P

Interesting subject. I understand the confusion as to what to choose. What about figuring out what is in each one of those little bites and servings! How do you track it all!

1/26/14 12:21 P


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1/26/14 11:43 A

SHERYLDS: You have the most amazing links! Thanks as I find them very useful.

Yes you can post anything in the café except for one word answers

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1/26/14 9:00 A

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1/26/14 7:56 A

I hope its ok to post this in here...

I'm going to Chinatown in London, UK tomorrow, and we will be going to a dim sum restaurant for lunch. Any suggestions on whats going to be the safest things to eat? I know "steamed" is a word to look for, and noodle/veg dishes. Really don't want to ruin my first week's hard work by eating all the wrong things!

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