Posted on | August 17, 2012 | No Comments
“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 and covered in a sweet gravy or dark soy sauce. Generally you can choose steamed white rice or the oily chicken rice.
Nutrition information for Char Siu Pork Rice: 1 Plate (327 g)
- Energy: 605 calories
- Protein: 24 g
- Carbs: 91 g
- Fat: 16 g
(Note: Approximately 380 calories from char siew pork – the remainder in rice and sauces)
The meal contains a large amount of calories for the small portion size. This is due to pork containing larger amount of fat and sauces high in sugar used to create the sticky sweet flavour. The small portion of meat alone consists of 380 calories which is more than half the entire meals calories.
My recommendations are:
- Don’t eat this meal daily
- Swap pork to chicken (skin removed) is a healthier option.
- Choose steamed white rice – fist size portion only.
And as always I recommend: Eat slowly, put your utensils down between bites and stop eating when you feel 80% full because it’s better to waste it then to ‘waist’ it.
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