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The Top Swap at P.F. Chang’s

You'll never believe which seemingly innocent dish made our Not That! list.

The Top Swap at P.F. Chang’s
Top Swap

The Top Swap at P.F. Chang’s

You'll never believe which seemingly innocent dish made our Not That! list.

It’s now considerably easier to put together a nutritionally respectable meal at P.F. Chang’s than it was a few years ago, thanks in part to a solid line of low-calorie salads. But noodle dishes and nearly anything from the grill still come with dangerously high fat and calorie counts, while the entire menu is saltier than a Chris Rock monologue.

Eat This

Shrimp with Lobster Sauce

Calories 360
Fat 18 g
Saturated Fat 3.5 g
Sodium 2,700 mg

Not That!

Hunan-Style Hot Fish

Calories 1,000
Fat 43 g
Saturated Fat 7 g
Sodium 3,460 mg

The Chang’s seafood menu ranges from the cream-soaked Shrimp with Candied Walnuts (1,380 calories) all the way down to sensible plates like the 240-calorie Shanghai Shrimp with Garlic Sauce and the lean crustacean creation pictured here. Heavy sauces and crispy breading are the downfall of the higher-cal picks, so beware.