i would order hot tea and socialize anyway, then eat something healthy afterwards. I love my friends too but these asian buffet type restuarants are just not worth it to me. EVERYTHING is swimming in vegetable oils, the meat is low quality, and honestly, it tastes like crap usually. If I sound uncompromising its just that I think everyone is better off removing this type of food entirely from their diet, there is really no need to eat it. If your friends give you a hard time about your commitment to better health, then shame on them.