What’s for Dinner?

The picture below shows what a Chinese housewife in Hong Kong cooked for her husband and teenage son.

The Chinese dinner menu includes:

  • Beef and Potato Soup
  • Deep-fried Shrimp
  • Stir-fry Chicken with Hot and Spicy Sauce
  • Stir-fried Bok Choy

New Snack From Taiwan

The new snack was introduced by a small cake shop in Shi-men Ting, Taipei City of Taiwan. It is called Gayke and sold for about C$1.70. Inside the pastry is a piece of sausage.

Overweight Increases Heart Problems Regardless of Location of Fat

In a finding that contradicts earlier research, an international study suggests that being obese boosts the likelihood of a heart attack or stroke regardless of where the excess fat is stored in the body.

That challenges the widely adopted notion that not all obesity is alike, with so-called apple-shaped people, who carry fat mainly in their midsections, facing a bigger risk for heart problems than those whose excess fat is carried on the hips or elsewhere.

Not so, say the researchers behind the new study. When it comes to obesity and heart disease, no excess fat is good fat, regardless of where it ends up, their analysis has found.

The study also found that the standard diagnostic measurements of fat — such as body mass index (BMI), waist circumference and waist-to-hip ratio — are not the most reliable tools for assessing heart disease risk.

Better indicators, it says, are blood cholesterol measurements and blood pressure readings.

Obesity as a whole remains a key consideration, given that the factors that proved most useful in assessing heart risks — such as high blood pressure and cholesterol — are themselves the product of the “adverse effects of overweight.”


A Thai Dish Recipe from My Clippings

Thai-style Steamed Squid

Source: Hong Kong TV Times