The Health Guru

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How to ask for ‘No Lard’

For all of you caucasians out there that want to know how to eat at a hawker centre and ask for “NO LARD” when you order a local meal…. here’s how: Chinese :  BU YAO ZHU YOU ZHA   Pronounced:  “Boo yaow joo yoo jar” Philippine Tagalog: WALANG MANTIKA Bahasa Indonesian:  TANPA LEMAK So depending on the […]

Nutrition Information: 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 […]

Nutrition Info: Murtabak


Murta-what? Never heard of Murtabak?  (Pronounced Mer-ta-buck) If you’re reading this from somewhere outside of Singapore/Malaysia then chances are you have no idea what I’m talking about. If you’ve never tried them they are fried  dough  filled with either chicken, mutton or sardines with egg, garlic, onion, vegetables  and curry.  It’s is folded into …

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