Do you know how many calories are in your favourite hawker dishes?
We've all got our go-to hawker food we love to eat. Our local favourites are delicious, but some of them can also be high in calories; yet increasingly-health conscious consumers often find that with a little creative balance, they can still enjoy these meals as part of their overall diet. The key to this is moderation and balance, and that involves understanding your recommended daily calorie intake (and output), and having meals that sit within this figure.
To help us make more informed decisions on what to eat, we need to find out how many calories are in our hawker favourites. Test your knowledge and see how well you really know those oh-so-familiar foods and drinks
Now let’s have a look at how many calories are in the rest of our favourite hawker staples...
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Ban Mian: 475 kcal
Hokkien Mee: 522 kcal
Lor Mee: 595 kcal
Mee Siam: 694 kcal
Chicken rice: 617 kcal
Duck rice, with roasted duck meat: 672 kcal
2 stir-fried meat / poultry / fish + 2 veg + rice: 760kcal
Nasi briyani with meat / chicken: 815 kcal
A glass of teh tarik: 127 kcal
A glass of kopi, with evaporated milk and sugar: 113 kcal
A glass of cola: 105 kcal
A glass of grass jelly drink: 97 kcal
*Calories are calculated based on a 250ml glass
Murtabak, with meat/chicken: 1,029 kcal
Mee goreng: 692 kcal
Nasi goreng sayur (vegetable fried rice): 920 kcal
Roti prata, with egg: 341 kcal
Cheng tng: 188 kcal
Ice jelly + cocktail fruit: 213 kcal
Ice kachang: 252 kcal
Chendol: 386 kcal
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**Figures of calories stated here are referenced from HPB’s iDAT app and HPB’s Energy & Nutrient Composite of Food.