Bok choy and barbequed pork may not sound like hospital food, but for one Vancouver institution, that's the case.
Saint Joseph's Hospital in East Vancouver is launching a new meal plan, and it's focusing on Chinese food.
According to Global News, 95 per cent of the hospital's long-term patients are Chinese, so staff has been working with Sodexo food services to create a meal plan that accommodates this majority.
That means sweet and sour pork, fried rice, and shrimp, according to Vancitybuzz.
However, not everyone is sure the new menu will mean tastier food. Twitter user Paul Czene tweeted that "There's food and then there's hospital food. Imagine bland, soggy and limp Chinese food as only a hospital can do it."
@VancityBuzz There's food and then there's hospital food. Imagine bland, soggy and limp Chinese food as only a hospital can do it.— Paul Czene (@pcz) October 8, 2013
And @wisemonkeysblog started to envision the menu change, asking: "Red bean soup instead of Jello?"
Red bean soup instead of Jello? http://t.co/zFvIaew58J— Wise Monkeys (@wisemonkeysblog) October 4, 2013
But according to Global News, the hospital will still offer its original menu, and all patients—not just those in long-term care—have the choice of which one they'd like to eat from.
As Vancitybuzz reports, all dishes will meet Canadian health guidelines, and as an added bounus, the new program will not cost the hospital any additional money.
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