The Health Guru

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Nutrition Info: Mandarins

CNY Mandarins

    Chinese New Year is upon us again and I am always intrigued at the specials dishes or food which have a special meaning – they are often very auspicious, representing good luck, fortune, and health for those who enjoy them during the Lunar New Year!   One of the healthier options are the […]

Nutrition Info: Pineapple Tarts

In Hokkien language dialect, the word pineapple resembles the word for prosperity, therefore you can see how auspicious these pastries are to eat at Chinese New Year.  Pineapple Tarts come in many shapes and forms – from the traditional round pastry bottom and lump of pineapple on top; or round pastry balls with pineapple on […]

Nutrition Info: Love Letters

It isn’t Chinese New Year with out Love Letters! Love letters are sweet cylindrical biscuits made from baking sugar, eggs and coconut milk together in a mould. Sometimes you find them folded into wedges but they are usually rolled up and stored in tins. They are fragrant (you can definitely smell the coconut), light and […]

Calories in Bak Kwa (Chinese BBQ Pork)

Bak Kwa (BBQ Pork)

Calories in 1 sheet Bak Kwa – 45g Energy: 176 calories Protein: 12 g Carbs: 18 g Fat: 6 g Does that suprise you?  That BBQ pork contains more carbohydrates than protein?  That’s because it’s loaded with sugar during cooking! From Wikipedia: Bak Kwa, or rougan is a Chinese salty-sweet dried meat product similar to […]


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