Posted on | June 2, 2010 | No Comments
One of the most healthiest eating options you can find in a Singapore Food court is Yong Tau Foo. Essentially it is a clear soup containing a variety of food. It’s particularly healthy as you have the option to choose the food and vegetables that are put in (kind of a-la-carte), the clear soup is based on water and contains soy bean, there is little to no oil involved during cooking and most of the ingredients are stuffed with a fish paste that adds some Omega-3 to your diet. The combination makes for a low calorie and very tasty delight.
The principle is simple. You choose the vegetables, greens, meat, fish or noodles that you want (you pay per piece), these are then boiled briefly in the soup (or items such as wantons and beancurd skins can be fried) and it’s served all together in a bowl.
Some of the signature items in Yong Yau Foo include:
- Bitter gourd (a green bitter vegetable typically stuffed with fish paste)
- Lady’s finger (also known as Okra and stuffed with fish paste)
- Taufu Pok (fluffy fried beancurd)
- Chilli (stuffed with fish paste)
- Tofu (stuffed with fish paste)
- Fish balls
- Crab sticks
- Shiitake mushrooms
- Various green asian vegetables
- Meatballs and cuttlefish balls.
- Noodles: Yellow, rice or bee hoon
- Sauce: Choose between Chilli or sweet brown sauce
- Further options: Have the dish served ‘dry’ with only the sauces -or- in a creamy laksa style broth
The good news continues! Here is the nutrition information for this healthy meal:
Yong Tau Foo Portion: 175 g
- Energy: 165 calories
- Protein: 10.7 g
- Fat: 8 g
- Carbs: 12g
- Sodium: 936 mg
Low in calories, carbohydrates and fat. High vegetable intake to get your vitamins and minerals and tasty too. Just make sure you don’t choose all the deep-fried options and completely blow it!
This would be a wonderful substitute if you are having a sinful lunch or dinner everyday. A small sacrifice will go a long way for your health and waist line.