The Health Guru

Facts, Hints, Tips, Advice and Inspiration on everything to do about health & weight loss.

Nutrition Info: Calories in Bibimbap

Bibimbap in Korean translates to “mixed rice” and is easily described as a bowl of warm white rice topped with vegetables (thin slices of cucumber, zucchini, mushrooms, spinach, sprouts , lettuce), egg (raw or fried), sliced meat (beef or chicken) , chilli and kimchi. One variation of this dish can be served in a hot […]

Nutrition info: Calories in Mee Soto

Mee soto is a traditional Indonesian soup served with meat, vegetables and broth.  ‘Soto’ means traditional soup and ‘mee’ refers to the thin white rice noodles served inside the broth.  There are many variations, one of the most popular being soto ayam a.k.a. Chicken soup. Nutrition info for Mee Soto:  1 bowl Energy: 433 calories […]

Nutrition info: Calories in Duck Rice

In Singapore you can find Duck Rice prepared in two ways: Roasted or Braised. Roast Duck Rice:  The duck is prepared by putting spices such as pepper, salt, star anise, cinnamon ginger, spring onion and garlic inside the duck, coated with vinegar and malt sugar and hung out to dry. The ducks will be roasted until their […]

Nutrition Info: Calories in Ban Mian

Ban mian is a dish containing handmade noodles served in soup.   The fragrant soup is made from a rich fish stock containing anchovies, onions, garlic, ginger and spices.  As well as the ban mian noodles and rich soup, the meal is served with some variety of meat  (minced pork) or fish (fresh or fried) and […]

Nutrition Info: Calories in Black Pepper Crab

Black Pepper CrabBlack Pepper Crab is the second most popular flavour of crab to eat in Singapore.  Coming in first place is of course Chilli Crab and then in my opinion tying for second place is either black or white pepper.  (I prefer white pepper!) Pepper crab is a much healthier option compared to chilli crab as […]

What’s the healthier option – Char Siew Rice vs. Chicken Rice vs. Duck Rice?

What’s the healthier option – Char Siew Rice vs. Chicken Rice vs. Duck Rice?  Char Siew Pork Rice “Char siu” means “fork burn/roast” named after the traditional method of cooking long seasoned strips of pork on a fork over fire. Char siew pork rice is served with slices of char siu, sliced cucumber, white rice […]

Nutrition Info: Calories in Curry Udon

Curry UdonUdon is type of thick, white, wheat-flour noodle from Japan. Curry udon is a curry flavoured broth or soup with udon noodles! It can be simple as just mentioned or be served as a thicker and richer curry sauce with beef, carrots and potatoes. Nutrition information for Curry Udon: 1 bowl (200g) Energy: 345 […]

Nutrition Info: Black Carrot Cake vs White Carrot Cake

White and Black Carrot CakeFor most westerners moving to an Asian country they are confused with ‘Carrot cake’ being sold at hawker stalls.  For most Caucasians – carrot cake is a sweet baked cake with frosting that you have with your tea or coffee.  It resembles nothing that comes out of a wok. In Singapore, […]

Nutrition info: Calories in Bak kut teh

Bah kut teh (pronounced bar coo tay) is a form of chinese soup.  It actually means ‘meat bone tea’ as it consists of a broth made from herbs, spices and pork ribs.  In more luxurious versions you can also find offal, mushrooms, tofu or a chinese vegetable, choy sum.   The soup is normally eaten with […]

Nutrition Info: Claypot Rice (with chicken)

Traditionally, Claypot rice is a one pot meal cooked in a slow-cooking claypot heated from hot charcoals / fire.  Rice makes up the base on the meal and is generally prepared first.  Later, other economical type meats and vegetables are added such as chicken, chinese sausage, egg and most available local vegetables. The flavour of […]

Nutrition info: Calories in Popiah

Popiah is a type of fresh spring roll filled mainly with grated turnips and can also contain prawns, egg, peanuts, chinese sausage, other greens and chilli. It’s quite a healthy lunch option (even 1 roll makes a good inbetween snack if you’re hungry).  However, make sure you ask for NO LARD which will lower the fat […]

Top 10 Healthiest Hawker Meals

This is the list of the TOP 10 HEALTHIEST HAWKER FOOD options you can choose from when trying to manage your weight but of course manage you budget as well. Yong Tau Foo Nutrition Information: 1 bowl (175g) Energy: 165 calories Protein: 10.7 g Fat: 8 g Carbs: 12g Sodium: 936 mg In my opinion […]

Nutrition Info: Calories in Red Sauce (Yong Tau Foo)

Is Yong Tau Foo a healthy hawker food option? YES!  Is the sauce you smother it with equally as good for you – NOT NECESSARILY! It’s quite a general rule of thumb with sauces – just assume they’re high in calories! There’s only a few exceptions to this rule (vinaigrette, balsamic vinegar, lemon/oil etc).  Always […]

Nutrition Info: Singapore Economy Rice Meals

Economy Rice Selections

In Singapore one of the cheapest meal deals you can find in the local hawker food centres are the “Economy Rice” stalls.  They consist of pre-prepared dishes such as braised tofu, black pepper chicken, sweet & sour fish / pork / chicken, sambal fish, ommelete and many variations of vegetables just to name a few. […]

Nutrition Info: Kaya Toast, Kopi and Eggs breakfast set

Singapore Breakfast Set

For most Singaporeans, alot of their meals are purchased outside the home. Unfortunately there are not too many healthy (and cheap) options available.  One really popular breakfast is a kaya toast, coffee and eggs set.  Here’s the nutrition information about the breakfast set:   Kaya Toast:  2 slices white bread, butter and coconut jam 2 […]

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