Ever had a huge dinner with all your beloved friends or family, simply got consumed by so much hunger that you are now sitting on a huge amount of leftover chinese food or just want to know for how long you can keep your food in the fridge without it going bad? We will find an answer…
The Fridge and Food
When it comes to food, many people are concerned about how long it can last in the fridge. In general, most food can be stored in the fridge for 3-4 days, but there are a few exceptions. Some types of food, like raw meat, may spoil more quickly and need to be eaten within a few days. In general, though, most food will last in the fridge for a few days.
What About Chinese Food?
As any other type of food there are recommendations for how long you should keep your food before consuming it, and chinese food doesn’t differ itself from other types of food. The general rule is to keep your food in the fridge for not longer than max. 4 days. If you decide to let it sit there longer you risk of getting infected with various bacterias and a lot of bad hours on the toilette.
Can You Freeze Chinese Food?
There’s no one definitive answer to this question, as it depends on the type of Chinese food and the specific instructions for freezing it. Generally speaking, though, most Chinese food can be frozen for up to three months. However, since frozen food is subject to potential spoilage, it’s always best to check the package instructions before storing any Chinese food in the freezer. But if you got home with a takeaway order from a chinese restaurant you can easily freeze it up to eat it later.
Risks When Consuming Food Thats Gone Bad
When it comes to storing food instead of throwing it away we should always be aware of the risks if the food is sitting too long, even in a fridge. In fact, there is a classic risk associated with eating bad Chinese food.
The most common risk associated with eating bad Chinese food is food poisoning. This can occur due to a number of different factors, including poor hygiene and cooking methods. If you stored your food in your fridge for more than 4 days you shouldn’t take the risk, as many bacterias that will evolve won’t affect the taste or smell of the food. If you become ill after eating bad Chinese food, make sure to seek medical attention immediately!
Tips To Be on The Safe Side
Make sure to directly take action when you know that you won’t be able to eat it all up at once, the most common way of bacteria to evolve is when the food sits in a warm climate for too long before going into the fridge or freezer, so make sure to put leftovers directly into the fridge to prevent bacterias to evolve.
Make sure to not risk anything even if you hate throwing food away. If you know for a fact that the food in your fridge is older than 4~ days just proceed and throw it away.
Luckily chinese food doesn’t really differ from other food so you can safely store it for 2-4 days without risking an infection or food poisoning. Always be aware!