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Reader: Leftover Chinese makes for an awesome lunch

Jenn Wohletz recently served up her list of "Five restaurant leftovers you should not eat the next day." No one would quibble with her inclusion of sushi -- but her name-check of Chinese food left readers hungry for an explanation.

Says BrianMartinez:

I would agree that leftover Chinese food from one of those "buck-a-scoop" places should not be eaten the next day...probably because it was already a day old when it was served.

Aside from that, though, you're full of chop suey. Leftover Chinese makes for an awesome lunch the next day.

Do you take home leftover Chinese food? What leftovers will you always leave on the table? Post your thoughts below -- and read Jenn's original five worst leftovers list here.


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