Over a dozen healthy menu choices selected by Healthy Dining’s registered dietitians
Mama Fu’s Asian House, a Healthy Dining restaurant partner, proves that ethnic food can be fresh, flavorful and healthy, too. Over a dozen of the flex-casual restaurant’s healthy meals are featured on HealthyDiningFinder.com.
Mama Fu’s has 14 locations in three states and specializes in cuisine inspired by five Asian cultures: Vietnam, Korea, China, Japan and Thailand. Fans of the Austin-based restaurant are known as “Funatics.”
The menu starts with rice, noodles and salads. Guests can choose standard dishes or create their own by adding proteins and veggies of their choosing. The Black Market Menu appeals to adventurous diners who want to try new things.
“Mama Fu’s offers a wonderful variety of vegetarian options, like their Thai Basil Tofu,” said Kathleen Papandrea, R.D., culinary dietitian at Healthy Dining. “Not only are these dishes flavorful, but they also provide beneficial plant-based protein, valuable vitamins, antioxidants, and fiber. “
Here is a sample of Mama Fu’s Asian House dietitian-recommended menu options featured on HealthyDiningFinder.com:
Chicken Lettuce Wraps – Minced chicken with shiitake mushrooms, water chestnuts, scallions and garlic, served with cool lettuce cups. Serves 2 people, analysis for 1 serving. (330 calories, 27 grams carbohydrates, 19 grams protein)
Seared Ahi Tuna Salad – Sesame-encrusted ahi tuna, seared rare, on a bed of Asian slaw and spinach tossed in a pomegranate cranberry vinaigrette. Request no fried egg noodles. (310 calories, 26 grams carbohydrates, 23 grams protein)
Seoul Stir Fry with Chicken – Spicy Korean chili garlic chicken tossed with cabbage, white mushrooms, onions, red bell peppers, bean sprouts and scallions, garnished with kimchi and cucumbers. Request steamed chicken and no kimchi. Analysis includes brown rice for choice of rice. (610 calories, 89 grams carbohydrates, 40 grams protein)
Korean Street Tacos with Pork – Flour tortillas filled with pork tenderloin cooked in a spicy Korean garlic sauce with pickled carrots and daikon radish, topped with green onions. Request steamed pork and no kimchi. (540 calories, 56 grams carbohydrates, 37 grams protein)
Thai Basil Shrimp – A sizzling combination of chili hoisin sauce, basil, shrimp, white mushrooms, red bell peppers, onions, bean sprouts, scallions and rice noodle, all tossed with a spicy Sriracha-based sauce. Request less Thai Basil Sauce (1 fl oz.) (550 calories, 96 grams carbohydrates, 26 grams protein)
Vietnamese Vermicelli with Chicken – A classic bowl of rice noodles with lettuce, bean sprouts, cucumber, basil, cilantro, scallions and jalapeno peppers. Topped with flavorful chicken and garnished with Vietnamese sauce, peanut sauce and a fresh lime. Request steamed chicken. (500 calories, 58 grams carbohydrates, 33 grams protein)
“Since we make every dish fresh to order, it’s easy for our guests to customize their dish to their dietary needs and preferences,” says James Clark, Mama Fu’s Asian House Director of Food & Beverage. “We take a lot of pride in our use of high quality ingredients and that fresh vegetables are a focus point of our menu. The high cooking temperatures of our woks lets us get a lot of flavor with very little oil.”
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Quality is a watchword of Mama Fu’s Asian House, with fresh ingredients quickly cooked to order for each customer. The menu features appetizers, soups, side dishes, salads, rice dishes, noodle bowls, kids’ selections, desserts and beverages, including wine, beer and sake. Mama Fu’s Asian House provides dine-in, catering, takeout, and delivery, with the added convenience of online ordering! Menu selections may vary by location. Delivery available at select locations.