One of the main reasons why takeaways are bad for your health is because they contain monosodium glutamate (MSG), a food additive that has been linked with a range of health problems.
However, nutritionists told Marie Claire magazine that homemade versions of traditional recipes are a different matter.
Nutritionist Patrick Holford explained: "Vegetables should make up half of what's on your plate in any given meal, so this fits perfectly with the Chinese diet."
He also pointed out that soup-based dishes, which are traditionally served with most Chinese meals, are a good way to stay hydrated and keep appetite under control.
Meanwhile, food expert Ian Marber claimed that he is a "great believer" in eating soups before a meal and told Marie Claire that a side dish of plain rice is low in fat and high in fibre.
A recent study in the US found that people who use MSG in their cooking are more likely to be obese than those who do not.