Chinese-American dishes were often adapted to appeal to American diners’ predilections for sugar and fat. Photo: Shutterstock

New York restaurant Lucky Lee’s sparks online backlash with promise of ‘clean’ Chinese food

  • Owner Arielle Haspel says restaurant is named after husband, Lee, who is not Asian
  • Critics say her marketing plays to stereotypes about unhealthiness of Chinese food that ‘makes you feel bloated and icky the next day’
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Chinese-American dishes were often adapted to appeal to American diners’ predilections for sugar and fat. Photo: Shutterstock
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