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Can you reheat chinese?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by blighter, Jul 24, 2007.

  1. blighter


    Joined: Mar 31, 2006

    Posts: 3,274

    Location: Gravesend, Kent

    Hey all,

    Just ordered a takeaway and I couldnt eat half of it :o 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

  2. Cybermyk


    Joined: May 31, 2005

    Posts: 6,850

    Location: Peoples Republik of Teesside

    I would, nuke it to cook it and it'll be fine.
  3. Deluxe1


    Joined: May 26, 2007

    Posts: 4,325

    It`ll be fine,have it for breakfast.

  4. Raymond Lin

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: Oct 20, 2002

    Posts: 57,329

    Location: Wish i was in New York

    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.
  5. Megahurtz400


    Joined: Jun 5, 2007

    Posts: 6,495

    Location: Colchester

    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.
  6. Deluxe1


    Joined: May 26, 2007

    Posts: 4,325

    Yeah,chinese and curries always taste much better the next day if left overnight.
  7. Azagoth


    Joined: Jul 24, 2005

    Posts: 15,708

    Location: R'lyeh

    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.
  8. blighter


    Joined: Mar 31, 2006

    Posts: 3,274

    Location: Gravesend, Kent

    Thanks guys :) Was just worried about reheating the chicken :p
    Got a nice breakfast tomorrow :cool:
  9. Psyk


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 8,445

    Location: Leamington Spa

    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.
  10. Dunks


    Joined: Oct 31, 2004

    Posts: 8,338

    Location: London / Derby

    Same here, prefer the texture aswell if I nuke them in the microwave :p
  11. SwishSpencor

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 10, 2005

    Posts: 2,051

    Location: Sheffield

    Eat the chicken balls cold.
  12. Amp34


    Joined: Jul 25, 2005

    Posts: 26,833

    Location: Canada

    Either eat it cold or stick it in the microwave for a couple of minutes to reheat it, no need to nuke it. :)
  13. DanH84


    Joined: Aug 5, 2004

    Posts: 6,799

    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.
  14. Mr Mag00


    Joined: Mar 23, 2006

    Posts: 960

    yes just make sure piping hot avoid microwaves, yeuch
  15. Sherbs


    Joined: Nov 26, 2003

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    Location: F'rrock, Essix.

    Food poisoning normally occurs 24 hours after consuming.
  16. pitchfork


    Joined: Jan 21, 2007

    Posts: 8,715

    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.
  17. Tefal

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: Jun 30, 2007

    Posts: 63,983

    Location: Wales

    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.
  18. Psyk


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 8,445

    Location: Leamington Spa

    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 :p
  19. TheMightyTen


    Joined: Feb 4, 2003

    Posts: 5,481

    Location: Birmingham

    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 Campylobacter coli and also some viral food poisonings.
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2007
  20. Adz


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 10,261

    Location: Berkshire

    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 :p.

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