5 Healthy Chinese Food Options That Aren’t Boring Steamed Broccoli

Story of our lives: We have a hankering for sesame chicken from our favorite Chinese takeout spot, then we can’t stop eating and wake up puffy and bloated from the sodium, sugar and deep-fried goodness. We swear off our craving for good, then repeat the vicious circle a few weeks later.

While we’ll probably never give up our takeout habit for good, we’re all for making some swaps in the name of our health. So we spoke with nutritionist Katie Boyd about the healthy Chinese food you can still enjoy without being bored to tears by steamed broccoli and plain snow peas. We were pleasantly surprised to learn that our options aren’t as limited as we expected. 

“There’s a vast discrepancy between real Chinese food and what we as Americans think Chinese food is,” Boyd says. “Most of the things we tend to order during our takeout sessions are actually

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3 top options for affordable Chinese food in New York City

In search of a new favorite Chinese spot?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable Chinese restaurants around New York City, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to fill the bill.

1. Wah Fung No. 1

Topping the list is Wah Fung No. 1. Located along Sara D. Roosevelt Park at 79 Chrystie St. (between Hester and Grand streets), this hole-in-the wall, which specializes in roast pork and duck, has been called “the best cheap eat” in Chinatown, and with 4.5 stars out of 1,412 reviews on Yelp, it is the highest-rated low-priced Chinese restaurant in New York City.

Yelper Peter W., who reviewed Wah Fung No 1. on March 25, wrote, “I have tried numerous restaurants in the Chinatown area, but this is simply the best. The flavor and the price is why I am

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