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Thai restaurant menus have several deep-fried appetizers and I’ve listed my top four to avoid. Deep-fried anything is a caloric and heart-health nightmare.
CRAB PUFFS (Also called Money Bags or Golden Purses)
Golden brown deep-fried jumbo tortellini with stuffing of mixed imitation crab meat and cream cheese.
4 pieces contain 600 calories (150 calories each); 20 grams of fat and 500 mg sodium.
Deep-fried coconut prawns served with plum sauce.
4 small pieces are 355 calories; 24 grams fat; 745 mg sodium.
Mixed vegetables and vermicelli noodle wrapped in wheat paper wrap and deep-fried.
Each roll has 270 calories; 12 grams of fat and 375 mg sodium.
Breaded and deep-fried calamari with seasoned mayonnaise.
20 small pieces contain 300 calories; 16 grams of fat and 690 mg sodium.
*For optimum heart health an adult’s daily diet should consist of roughly 2,000 calories, fewer than 55 grams of fat, and less than 2400 milligrams of sodium.