Mama Fu’s Asian House is a modern casual restaurant specializing in Pan-Asian cuisine from China, Vietnam, Japan, Korea and Thailand. Lunch and dinner menu items include appetizers, soups, salads, stir-fries, rice bowls and noodle dishes. Mama Fu’s is based in Austin, Texas, with several locations in Arkansas, Florida, North Carolina and Texas.
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Spring rolls are rice paper appetizer rolls which are not fried; they are served cold with a Thai peanut dipping sauce. Fresh Basil Spring Rolls are filled with peanuts, rice noodles, spring mix, bean sprouts and vegetables. They are flavored with fresh basil and mint. One serving has 290 calories, 7 g total fat, .5 g saturated fat, 7 g protein, 49 g carbs and 640 mg sodium.
Mama Fu’s Chicken Lettuce Wraps are appetizers made from lettuce leaves. These lettuce leaf cups are filled with minced chicken, shiitake mushrooms, water chestnuts, scallions and garlic. One serving from a full small order has 330 calories, 17 g total fat, 2.5 g saturated fat, 19 g protein, 27 g carbs and 1,820 mg sodium.
The Ginger Sesame Salad with Chicken contains mixed greens, tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers and wonton chips. To keep calories low, request that the soy-glazed chicken is wok-seared. This East-West salad is topped with wonton chips and ginger sesame vinaigrette. One serving has 300 calories, 19 g total fat, 2.5 g saturated fat, 14 g protein, 19 g carbs and 560 mg sodium.
The Spicy General Fu with Chicken is a hot stir-fry dish served with brown rice. The menu item also contains broccoli, carrots and scallions, along with wok-seared chicken. One serving of Spicy General Fu with Chicken has 640 calories, 8 g total fat, 2 g saturated fat, 37 g protein, 103 g carbs and 740 mg sodium.
Steam-cooking is a low-calorie method of cooking; food is steamed with a traditional Asian bamboo steamer. Mama Fu’s Steam Bowl entrée is made with steamed vegetables, brown rice and chicken. This dish is also served with special sauces on the side. One serving of Steam Bowl with Chicken and Brown Rice without sauces has 480 calories, 8 g total fat, 2 g saturated fat, 37 g protein, 63 g carbs and 125 mg sodium.
Healthy Eating Options
You can find several healthy options at Mama Fu’s for lunch or dinner. Choose either Chicken Lettuce Wraps or Fresh Basil Spring Rolls as a shared appetizer. By choosing these appetizers instead of fried Calamari or Thai "Dynamite" Shrimp, you will eat fewer calories and less fat. For entrees, always choose brown rice. It adds extra fiber to your meal, so you feel full sooner.