Don't know if it's true for the restaurants you go to, but years ago when I worked in Chinese (Cantonese mostly) most of the stir fried stuff was made to order, and you can ask them to leave out things, cornstarch, msg. It's the fat (oil) it's cooked in combined with cornstarch that makes the saucy consistency, so sans cornstach there is no gravy like stuff, but it's still great tasting stuff, and I was skinner than ever eating huge plates of rice with it, but I was also a lot younger and had a very physical job and life.
Starts and stops of being on plan since January 2011. Back on plan May 2011.
April 2012, no progess unless you count gaining and losing the same 20 or so pounds, trying again!
“Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.”
- Marilyn Vos Savant