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To enjoy sushi the light way, stick to salmon–avocado rolls and simple bite-size nigiri that are free of fancy toppings. Alternatively, order Vietnamese rice-paper rolls, which are usually full of vegetables. Vietnamese salads are also bursting with healthy ginger, lime, lemongrass and coriander.
When you feel like a stir-fry, opt for a small amount of steamed rice or noodles (avoiding the fried variety) and fill the rest of your plate with lean meat or tofu and lots of vegetables. Poached fish is also a healthy choice, especially if you ask for sauces on the side.
Ordering a healthier Asian soup is simple: To cut the fat, swap creamy blends for clear flavour-rich mixtures, such as Vietnamese pho, Thai tom yum or Chinese hotpot.