Link Roundup #5: Top 3 Chinese Muslim Food Links

Still in the Chinese New Year mood? So are we! We’ve been reading up some news about the Chinese food industry and decided to dedicate this month’s link roundup entirely on hotpots. Hope you find these links as interesting as we did!

You shouldn’t eat hotpot more than once a month – and the worst broths include seafood and chicken, local hospital warns

“Sorry for the bad news, but hotpot isn’t healthy for you, according to Mount Alvernia Hospital.

Just three slices of pork belly contain the same number of calories as a curry puff.

Drinking 100ml of any popular hotpot broth immediately causes you to exceed your daily maximum sodium intake.

Eating 10 processed items (fishballs, meatballs, sausages, luncheon meat) has the same effect.

If you can’t make healthy choices, then you should only eat hotpot once or twice a month.”

Hotpots are common in K’s hometown, although they usually have it during the cold weather. The hot soup helps to warm them up, plus it’s nice to gather with the family and eat everything from the same pot. Unlike the items that are commonly served in hotpot restaurants here, their family usually puts in a lot of vegetables in theirs.

If you happen to go to a Chinese Muslim restaurant that offers hotpot as one of their menu items, then you should read this article. Best to limit yourselves to one or two hotpot sessions a month, or pick healthier options, like clear soups and vegetables, if you decide to have it more frequently.
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Where To Go For Chinese New Year Reunion Dinners?

Just a few more days till Chinese New Year! We reckon that some families will choose to have their reunion dinners at home, while others prefer to have it outside. If you are the latter and haven’t found a place to celebrate it yet, then this post is perfect for you!

Celebrating Chinese New Year with Chinese Muslim dishes can be as easy as pie. Since restaurants in general would come up with promotions and packages in conjunction with the festive season, we’d try to highlight the ones we know. All in favour of gastronomic feasting!

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