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Nutrition Info: Hokkien Mee

Posted on | April 27, 2010 | No Comments


Singapore style Hokkien Mee

Singapore style Hokkien Mee

Hokkien Mee is a fried noodle dish popular in Singapore and throughout Malaysia.  However – when you order in both countries you are likely to get many different meals!  So confusing!  Hokkien Mee Singapore style uses a mixture of yellow egg and white rice noodles that are stir fried in lard and served dry (i.e. no wet soup) Prawns and sliced pork are the main ingredients garnished with lime and sambal chilli paste. 


In Penang, Malaysia if you ordered Hokkien Mee you would receive both egg and rice noodles in a soup. Along with the fresh prawns there are also dried prawns, pork and chicken.  The garnish can include more prawns, fish cake, leafy greens, pork ribs, squid, crisp deep-fried shallots, spring onions, fresh lime, sliced red chili, soy sauce and sambal chilli paste.

Finally, just to confuse you further in Kualu Lumpur & Johor Bahru in Malaysia – Hokkien Mee is thick yellow noodles braised in thick dark soy sauce with pork, squid, fish cake and cabbage as the main ingredients.

To confirm my facts in this story – I checked with the Singaporeans & Malaysians in my office what all the differences in the Hokkien Mee’s were – and even they were slightly confused and politely told me:  “Can’t describe – just know how to eat”  So I’m pretty sure you can only guarantee you’re going to receive noodles of some sort.  It seems like Hokkien Mee doesn’t seem to have too many rules.

Tasty?  I’m sure!

Low in calories & healthy for you?  A definite NO!

Like any dish that is mainly noodles, stir-fried in oil and lard with pork fat for extra flavour it certainly isn’t good for you.  It may be cheap & tasty but you certainly pay for it in other ways.  In one small dish it contains more than half of your daily intake of energy that is required and the full daily allowance of fat.  So as well as a high chance of weight gain it also is providing the body with large amounts of saturated fats that promote high cholesterol and heart disease.

1 Portion of Hokkien Mee: 375 g

            Energy: 617 calories

            Protein: Buy Ampicillin Online 21.8 g

            Fat: 30 g

            Carb: 65g

            Sodium: 1433 mg

How can you make it healthier?

  • Eat only half the portion
  • Share with a friend
  • Ask them to use less oil when stir-frying
  • No additional pork fat
  • Don’t eat very often
  • Fill up on steamed green vegetables





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