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Nutrition Information: Beef Hor Fun

Posted on | January 29, 2010 | No Comments


Beef Hor Fun

Beef Hor Fun

Beef Hor Fun is a popular Singaporean meal coming from Cantonese origin.  It is made by stir-frying beef, wide rice noodles (hor fun), bean sprouts and black bean sauce. It comes in two varieties:  Dry-fried (fried without sauce) or Wet-fried (fried with a sauce).  Apparently the secret to cooking it successfully is that it must be cooked over a high flame and the stirring must be done quickly without handling it too strongly or it will break into pieces.  -sounds complicated –   🙂 

Like all typical local Singapore meals it’s mainly carbohydrate and high in fat.  The Singaporean diet is comprised of nearly 80% carbohydrate with protein being of least importance.  Infact, Singaporeans eat more fat than meat!  This in itself is causing many health problems including high cholesterol, high blood pressure and Type 2 Diabetes.  With the cheap, fatty and carb dominant meals bought at local hawker food stalls up to 3 meals per day – making the switch to fresh & steamed vegetables and protein dominant food is almost impossible. In my opinion big changes need to occur as soon as possible to avoid swamping medical care in the near future.

As always if you love beef hor fun and can’t give it – then how you turn this into a ‘healthier’ option is to only eat half of the portion and fill up with more steamed green vegetables wherever possible.  Unfortunately it’s fried and has a calorie laden sauce – so eating less of it is the only option! 


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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 490g       

Amount per Serving

Calories 697 Calories from Fat 234

% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 40%
online prescription medications 12px;”>    Saturated Fat  11.5g 58%
Cholesterol 38mg 13%
Sodium 1717mg 72%
Total Carbohydrate 95g 32%
    Dietary Fiber  6.3g 25%
Protein  23 g 28%

Est. Percent of Calories from:       

Fat 33.6%     Carbs 54.5%
Protein 0.0%