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!
“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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