Tips for Dining Out

  • Resist the temptation of high-fat cream soup and try healthy vegetable soup
  • Avoid fried rice and fried noodles
  • Cut back on high-sugar, high-fat sauces and seasoning — salad dressing, ketchup, chili sauce, and so on.
  • Avoid high-fat sauces, such as creamy white sauce and gravy
  • Avoid high-fat meats, poultry skins, and high-cholesterol animal offal
  • Reduce consumption of cured meat and cured vegetables, such as bacon, salted fish, salted eggs, meigan cai, and so on.
  • Reduce the consumption of foods cooked with high-salt seasonings, such as crispy squid with spicy salt, ribs with black pepper, and so on; while consume more foods cooked with natural seasonings, such as ginger, onion and garlic
  • Choose foods high in fiber, such as whole grains, dried beans, vegetables, fruits, and so on.
  • Choose sugar-free or low-sugar beverages, such as tea, water, or pure fruit juice, to significantly reduce calorie intake
Dining out must be fat? The Hong Kong Department of Health launched the “EatSmart Restaurant” campaign in April 2008, allowing the public to easily taste “EatSmart Dishes”, namely “More Fruit and Vegetables” and “3 less” (less fat or oil, salt and sugar) dishes.