If these nutritional facts are to be believed, I’ve been betrayed! Stabbed in the heart! My go to “healthy Chinese” was always Moo Shu Chicken. It’s all veggies and lean meat, right?
So where the fork are these damn saturated fats and carbs coming from?
- Flour. Lots and lots of damn flour. Try 3 2/3 cups of flour!
- Sugar. It’s in all the sauces, particularly the hoisin sauce that usually comes with for the pancake assembly
- Oil. It makes the veggies cook faster and is the cheapest, easiest way to add flavor. But Moo Shu has a surprising amount of it. Some recipes call for 6 tablespoons!
- Peanuts. Yes, it’s a nut, but it’s a calorie packed one. And most of the asian sauces have peanut in them.
So, um, no thanks…
Let’s try something new, with cabbage being the main ingredient and not a soggy one at that.