Like a lot of people, I do not associate healthy cuisine with Chinese food. When I want to eat Chinese, I immediately think about greasy and saucy dishes, at the exception maybe of dim sum. Well, I was wrong: there are ways to cook healthy Chinese food and Lo Fatt Chow (probably a take on low fat), a Chinese restaurant in the Monroe Center in Hoboken, is a good example. Freshly opened on October 16th, they cook their food a la minute (no frozen or pre-cooked dishes) without any MSG and do not use peanut oil.
It is small, with only two seats for dining in, catering more for delivery. We decided to try few dishes. First were the scallion pancakes:
It did not start well: I was so looking for some greasy and crispy pancakes. Well, they were none of it and seemed undercooked.
Then, we tried some fried veggie dumplings:
They were delicious: tasty, the dough was perfect, not too doughy and thick.
Then, was the egg drop soup:
It was a good soup, that came with my order of General Tso chicken:
Fairly classic, this was a well executed dish: the chicken was well cooked, crispy and deliciously sweet. For $5.75 with the soup, it was definitely a steal.
We had a good and tasty lunch at Lo Fatt Chow. I wish them well and am looking forward o go back to try they Peking duck wrap (I LOVE Peking duck)!
Enjoy (I did)!
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