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How Many Syns In Yuk Sung? Find Out Here!

Updated on 
12 June, 2022

Is Yuk Sung High In Syns On Slimming World?

Yuk sung is also known as Chinese lettuce wraps and are typically regarded as very healthy in comparison to normal wraps, but how many syns does this food have?

Yuk sung has on average around 15-20 syns a serving depending on how it's made and the ingredients, however, this meal is very easy to make syn free too by using reduced-fat lean pork mince and veggies.

How Many Syns In Yuk Sung?

Down below we've discussed why Yuk Sung can be high in syns, some syn values of other Chinese foods and an easy to make SW recipe for Yuk sung which is low in syns.

Why Is Yuk Sung High In Syns?

Despite being just lettuce wraps, veg and pork mince, Yuk sung can be very high in syns, this is because pork mince is high in fat which makes it high in syns. You should also be aware that Yuk Sung can be high in sodium due to the soy sauce so should be eaten in moderation.

To keep syns low in Yuk Sung food you can use reduced-fat pork mince and low sodium soy sauce.

Syn Values Of Chinese Food

Chinese can be very high in syns due to the oil and salt inside of the takeaway food, we've listed some other syn values of this Chinese food down below.

  • Fried Rice with Chicken/Pork/Prawns - 11 syns.
  • Battered Sweet and Sour Chicken (550g) - 30.5 syns.
  • Fried Noodles - 17.5 syns.
  • Szechuan Prawns & Vegetables - 10.5 syns.
  • Sweet and Sour Pork (550g) - 28.5 syns.
  • Chicken & Cashew Nuts - 14 syns.
  • Stir-Fried Mixed Vegetables - 10.5 syns.
  • Beef with Pepper, Onion & Chesnuts - 19 syns.
  • Prawn Crackers - 1.5 syns for 5.
  • Sesame Prawn Toast - 4 syns.
  • Meat Spring Rolls - 6.5 syn for one.
  • Beef Chow Mein - 3.5 syns.
  • Chicken Curry - 21.5 syns.
  • Ginger & Garlic Prawns with Noodles - 24 syns.
  • Battered Prawns With Sweet Chilli - 35 syns.
  • Sweet and Sour Chicken - 27 syns.
  • Sweet and Sour Prawns (550g) - 28.5 syns.
How Many Syns In Yuk Sung?

Our Best SW Yuk Sung Recipe

If you want to save syns when eating this Chinese appetiser, you can try making your own at home with our healthy SW friendly recipe down below.

Ingredients

  • 100g of brown rice.
  • Three spoons of dark soy sauce.
  • Two spring onions.
  • One spoon of diced garlic and ginger.
  • Spoon of vinegar.
  • Two spoons of oyster sauce.
  • Red pepper diced.
  • 100g of mushrooms diced.
  • 250g of lean pork mince.
  • Veggie stock.

Method

  1. Begin by washing your brown rice then cook and simmer the rice for around 40 minutes in 400ml of water.
  2. Next, brown the pork mince off in a frying pan for a few minutes, and add a spoon of soy sauce, veggie stock and vinegar. Fry for a few minutes then toss in the spring onion, garlic, ginger, red pepper and mushrooms, and cook for five minutes.
  3. Add the rice, then the soy sauce and oyster sauce and serve hot.

Last Words

To conclude, Yuk Sung can be high in syns if made with full-fat pork mince and oil, however, the Chinese appetiser can be low in syns if you use reduced-fat pork mince and low sodium soy sauce, using lettuce wraps keeps the meal low in carbohydrates which is ideal when looking for a high protein snack.

Jennifer
Having a sweet tooth, with the ability to cook is a dangerous combination. Fat girl-turned skinny, I am very proud of eating my way into a healthier me (of course working out helped a lot!). On SheCooksSheEats, I share my best recipes so you too can enjoy your food without the guilt along with some cool tips to help you towards your goal! Happy reading xx :)
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