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These Are the Healthiest Menu Items at Panda Express, Says Dietitian

Let’s face it, we all get hit with an occasional craving for fast food. As a registered dietitian, I’ll admit that there are some quick-serve meals on my “must-have” list. And there are days when travel, or just being short on time, means that visiting a drive-thru or fast-casual restaurant are my best options for a nutritious meal.

While many quick dining meals are loaded with calories, saturated fat, and sodium, not all of them are “diet disasters.” Craving Chinese food? No problem! If you have a hankering for Panda Express but you don’t want to wreck your diet,

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O’mei’s menu dishes fresh flavor

Leaving another restaurant at Tamiami Square in North Naples, I saw the nearby O’mei and my stomach sank.

I hadn’t visited this upscale Chinese restaurant since it returned to this plaza off U.S. 41 earlier this year. Then my stomach growled when I remembered how delicious O’mei can be.

Executive chef Mark Cheng and his wife, Mary, first opened O’mei Chinese Cuisine in this very spot 11 years ago. They packed up and moved to a Naples Boulevard location in 2014 before returning to their original home in April. 

“We have some consistent customers that have come since we were

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Ying Jing Ma, acclaimed chef of Chef Ma’s Chinese Gourmet Restaurant, dies at 59 | Off the Menu







Chef Ma's Chinese Gourmet (copy)

A photograph of chef Ying Jing Ma overlooks the dining room Feb. 8, 2017, at Chef Ma’s Chinese Gourmet Restaurant in Overland. 




Ying Jing Ma, whose singular cooking in an erstwhile Taco Bell in Overland won him devoted customers and critical acclaim, died Aug. 4.

Ma was 59. The cause of death was not available.

The Hong Kong native made his name in St. Louis with Chef Ma’s Chinese Gourmet Restaurant, which opened in 2015 at 2336 Woodson Road, a former Taco Bell building that has since housed several independent restaurants.

In the restaurant’s original

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Fast-Food Menu Items You’ll Only Find Abroad

McLobster!

McLobster!

Just because some of the world’s biggest fast-food chains originated in the United States, that doesn’t mean they were perfected here. Familiar names that seem so predictable her, like McDonald’s and KFC, diversify their offerings at international locations to suit local tastes, especially now that fast food’s domestic popularity has declined. Here are some of the most unique menu items you’ll only find in select countries abroad, including an outrageous new Pizza Hut creation inspired by Twitter users.

Related: International Food Chains America is Missing Out On

Some items are seasonal and may not be available year-round or

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