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Old 24th Jul 2007, 18:59   #1
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Can you reheat chinese?

Hey all,

Just ordered a takeaway and I couldnt eat half of it if I put it in the fridge or someething will it be ok to reheat? and if so how?

It was:
Chicken Balls
Chicken Chow Mein
Special Fried Rice
Beef and Mushrooms

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Old 24th Jul 2007, 19:02   #2
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I would, nuke it to cook it and it'll be fine.

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Old 24th Jul 2007, 19:02   #3
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It`ll be fine,have it for breakfast.

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Old 24th Jul 2007, 19:03   #4
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Nuke it, it'll be fine. I find noodles taste better after reheating for some reason, something to do with the flavour marinated overnight or something.

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Old 24th Jul 2007, 19:04   #5
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Stick em in the oven for 20 mins and it should be fine.

Just make sure its cooked through and REALLY hot so theres no nasty bacteria in the water in the rice.

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Old 24th Jul 2007, 19:05   #6
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Nuke it, it'll be fine. I find noodles taste better after reheating for some reason, something to do with the flavour marinated overnight or something.
Yeah,chinese and curries always taste much better the next day if left overnight.
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Old 24th Jul 2007, 19:07   #7
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If it's delivered in those see-through plastic containers they're ideal for nuking it in later. Just remember to loosen the lids first though.
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Old 24th Jul 2007, 19:09   #8
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Thanks guys Was just worried about reheating the chicken
Got a nice breakfast tomorrow
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Old 24th Jul 2007, 19:31   #9
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I always have left over chinese cold. I just stick it in the fridge and eat it in the morning. Actually last night I didn't even put it in the fridge. It was fine.

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Old 24th Jul 2007, 19:33   #10
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Nuke it, it'll be fine. I find noodles taste better after reheating for some reason, something to do with the flavour marinated overnight or something.
Same here, prefer the texture aswell if I nuke them in the microwave
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Old 24th Jul 2007, 19:35   #11
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Eat the chicken balls cold.

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Old 24th Jul 2007, 19:38   #12
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Either eat it cold or stick it in the microwave for a couple of minutes to reheat it, no need to nuke it.
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Old 24th Jul 2007, 20:08   #13
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It was:
Chicken Balls
Chicken Chow Mein
Special Fried Rice
Beef and Mushrooms

Thanks
full size portions of each? and to yourself? did it not occur to you to order a bit less?

fair play to you if you can normally polish that lot off.
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Old 24th Jul 2007, 20:11   #14
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yes just make sure piping hot avoid microwaves, yeuch

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Old 24th Jul 2007, 20:18   #15
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I always have left over chinese cold. I just stick it in the fridge and eat it in the morning. Actually last night I didn't even put it in the fridge. It was fine.
Food poisoning normally occurs 24 hours after consuming.

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Old 24th Jul 2007, 20:18   #16
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lob it in the microwave if you can't face it cold, personally I think its a wonderful breakfast cold chinese. I practically lived on it at uni, i lived in my car some nights and just left it out, was totally fine. (and I escaped having to have a student loan!)

"can I reheat chinese food" you having a laugh? food is food, you can always reheat it.
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Old 24th Jul 2007, 20:19   #17
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Unless by nuke you mean microwave


Also you shouldn't put it in the fridge it should be concealed some where in the house and discovered after a small hunting trip the next day. To be eaten with the utensil that is already in there or if there is no utensil fingers.

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Old 24th Jul 2007, 20:32   #18
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Food poisoning normally occurs 24 hours after consuming.
Well I've done it plenty of times before and I've been fine so far.

At least I'd get time off work if I got food poisoning. I'm sure it's obvious at this point that I've never had food poisoning

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Funnily enough it's rice you should be most concerned about Bacillus cereus spores survive the cooking process and if the rice is left to cool slowly at room temperature they germinate into the bacteria which produce a toxin that survives reheating. The toxin causes diarrhoea and vomiting. Only keep rice if you're certain the chinese haven't already reheated it and when you have finished it cool it as quickly as possible uncovered in a fridge, when it is cooled cover it.

In the lab we see 6-7 cases of food poisoning a week for the West Midlands that have a tangible connection to reheated rice (either reheated by a food establishment or at home)

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Food poisoning normally occurs 24 hours after consuming.
Can also take upto 48 hours, particularly in some cases of Campylobacter jejuni and Campylobacter coli and also some viral food poisonings.

So unplug the jukebox and do us all a favour!
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Funnily enough it's rice you should be most concerned about Bacillus cereus spores survive the cooking process and if the rice is left to cool slowly at room temperature they germinate into the bacteria which produce a toxin that survives reheating. The toxin causes diarrhoea and vomiting. Only keep rice if you're certain the chinese haven't already reheated it and when you have finished it cool it as quickly as possible uncovered in a fridge, when it is cooled cover it.

In the lab we see 6-7 cases of food poisoning a week for the West Midlands that have a tangible connection to reheated rice (either reheated by a food establishment or at home)


Can also take upto 48 hours, particularly in some cases of Campylobacter jejuni and Camoylobacter coli and also some viral food poisonings.
That's something I can honestly say I didn't know. I'll be more careful with rice in future .

I reheat leftovers all the time. Today for my lunch I had the remainders of a fantastic cottage pie I made last night. Certainly beats beans on toast or a cheese sarnie .

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Can also take upto 48 hours, particularly in some cases of Campylobacter jejuni and Camoylobacter coli and also some viral food poisonings.
Staphylococcus aureus!

Yeah i've done food hygeine courses too.

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Staphylococcus aureus!

Yeah i've done food hygeine courses too.
I have a degree in Biomedical Science and work for the Health Protection Agency

So unplug the jukebox and do us all a favour!
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Old 24th Jul 2007, 20:43   #23
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I kinda guessed that from your previous post.

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Old 24th Jul 2007, 20:43   #24
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I remember someone saying that you can't reheat noodles :/

Well I'm still here! and have always had leftover Chinese for lunch the next day

Obviously let it cool down before you put it in the fridge

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I kinda guessed that from your previous post.
It's just sad I don't get to do as much lab and R&D work as I used to, as I made the mistake of also having a degree in Information System Engineering before I decided on a carreer change to be a BMS. After the amalgamation of the Public Health Laboratory Service into the HPA someone noticed it and cajooled me into being an Information sifter & shifter

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Old 24th Jul 2007, 21:14   #26
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Thanks for your replys guys and gals, will be eating it for breakfast

I just waited for it to cool and bunged it in the fridge... might go and take a chicken ball now actually....


MMMMmmmmmm
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Old 24th Jul 2007, 21:43   #27
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If you want it hot DO NOT microwave it, itll go all dry and manky.

If its in those little metal containers just bung em all into the OVEN for 20 mins, larvaly

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If its in those little metal containers just bung em all into the microwave for 20 mins, larvaly
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Old 24th Jul 2007, 21:49   #29
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LOL think he either means plastic instead of metal or oven instead of microwave
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If its in those little metal containers just bung em all into the microwave for 20 mins, larvaly
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