5 Ways to Make Your Favourite Hawker Food (Like Char Kway Teow) Healthier

by Divyata Raut
FOOD  |  July 17, 2018
  • Kaya Toast
    1 / 5 Kaya Toast

    Instead of getting two slices of buttered kaya toast, make it healthier by ordering just a little bit more. Yes – get a kaya toast set instead. With the addition of two soft boiled eggs, ask the stall vendor to skip the butter on your toast. This saves you up to 200 calories. Instead, savour the silkiness of the soft-boiled eggs that provide loads of healthy protein.

    All photos: 123rf.com 

    (Also read: 23 Unhealthy Singapore Breakfast Foods You Should Eat Less Of)

    Read more
  • Fried Bee Hoon
    2 / 5 Fried Bee Hoon

    To enjoy this breakfast favourite at a lower calorie and carbohydrate count, ask for half the portion of noodles. This is because one serving often contains way more than one cup of noodles. Skip the luncheon meat and fried chicken, and instead, opt for some succulent cabbage that pairs perfectly with bee hoon.

    (Also read: Fried Rice Or Fried Bee Hoon? Find Out Which Mains Are Healthier)

    Read more
  • Char Kway Teow
    3 / 5 Char Kway Teow

    Delicious as it is, char kway teow racks up about 800 calories, most of them coming from saturated fat. As char kway teow is made to order, kindly ask the vendor to use less oil and sweet sauce, and hold back on the lard. Ask for a smaller portion of the noodles if you are enjoying it by yourself. Otherwise, halve the calories by sharing it with someone else. Order a version with seafood (if possible) for additional protein.

    (Also read: How to Make Legit Thai-Style Char Kway Teow)

    Read more
  • Roti Prata
    4 / 5 Roti Prata

    Dripping with ghee, just two pieces of roti prata contain loads of unhealthy fat. Plus, the chicken curry that is commonly served with it always seems to have a gleaming layer of oil on top. Aside from requesting the vendor to prepare your roti prata with less oil, dabbing the prata with clean tissue will help save some calories. Order it with sambar, a lentil soup, instead of the oily chicken curry.


    Read more
  • Chicken Rice
    5 / 5 Chicken Rice

    Chicken rice packs in about 660 calories. To reduce that, order plain rice and skinless chicken. To up the taste, add a serving of steamed vegetables, which give you fibre as well. And get your metabolism revving with the tangy, spicy red chilli paste.

    (Also read: Video: Do you know how many calories is in chicken rice?)

    Read more