As a restaurant owner, there aren't many things more challenging than keeping a steady stream of customers coming in through the front door. Unfortunately, these kinds of challenges can eventually arrest the cash flow of your business, which can cause all kinds of problems in the long run. About three months ago, I decided that it would be a good idea to start focusing more on my own restaurant so that I could improve things. I started small, by changing the way that our team handled a few things, and then eventually worked towards reworking the entire menu. This blog is all about making your restaurant more profitable.
Going out to eat can be difficult if you are on a diet and are trying to watch your calorie intake. Some ethnic restaurants, such as an Italian restaurant, are even more difficult for the dieter to find something to eat that won't blow their entire day's caloric allotment on one plate of pasta.
A Chinese restaurant can be a very good choice if you are trying to eat healthier. Additionally, most restaurants offer convenient Chinese food delivery, which is perfect for those times when you are starving or short on time and would otherwise succumb to unhealthy, fattening fast food. Here are five best diet-friendly dishes and options to choose when ordering from a Chinese restaurant.
Hot and sour soup provides a bunch of flavor without a ton of calories. It is also high in protein as it is made with silken tofu, egg, and bits of chicken in the spicy broth that also typically has bamboo shoots. Egg drop soup is another good choice that is filling. This classic Chinese soup consists of a velvety broth with green onions and julienned carrots with egg yolk cooked in the broth.
Some Chinese restaurants also offer salads with great Asian flavors. Baby spinach leaves with mandarin oranges, toasted almonds, and a sesame seed dressing is a great choice. A spicy Thai lemongrass salad with seared tuna or grilled chicken and a miso-lime vinaigrette is another great choice that's high in flavor and protein but low in calories.
Spicy tuna rolls with cucumbers and sriracha or mock crab with avocado, mango, and cucumber, both wrapped in rice, are excellent tasty, low calorie options. Fresh seviche is another healthy, low-calorie option.
Go With Steamed Rather Than Fried
Instead of deep-fried egg rolls and crab Rangoon, opt for steamed pork dumplings, little tender wonton pillows stuffed with minced pork and green onions, served with a spicy chili sauce. Skip the fried rice, and choose steamed rice instead. Ask if they also have brown rice rather than white; brown rice retains more nutrients than white rice does. Steer clear of dishes like General Tso chicken, which is battered and deep-fried. Opt for sautéed chicken with steamed vegetables instead.
Ask For The Sauce On The Side
A lot of calories can be in a sauce, and most of the time, it's far more than you need. Pepper steak, with grilled flank steak and chunks of peppers and onions, doesn't need much extra flavor. With the pepper-garlic sauce on the side, you can control how much you need.Share
12 December 2016