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How to Eat Healthy in Singapore?

Postby spidernyc » Thu, 31 Aug 2006 10:44 pm

Hi, I've been eating way too much hawker food. What are some tips for eating healthier in Singapore? Either local or other foods. I am American and used to salads and sandwiches. I'm a bit bored with Subway at this point. THANKS!

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Postby tegan » Thu, 31 Aug 2006 11:28 pm

sorry.. what i meant to say was, you should gnaw on your arm until it falls off. :)
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Postby spidernyc » Sat, 09 Sep 2006 8:18 pm

*bump*

any other suggestions?

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Postby hillview2006 » Mon, 11 Sep 2006 12:20 pm

The best way.. Prepare your own salads and sandwiches at home. :D

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HI there!! [smiles]

Postby linggoh » Mon, 11 Sep 2006 2:56 pm

Is so hard to have a healthy lifestyle in singapore ya. 'cos i such a glutton :oops: But im taking herbalife shakes now every morning as a dietary supplement ya. Have been two mth, and i did feel the difference. Ah haha. As in more energetic. Erm and the shakes taste good. OMg :o Glutton me.
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eat healthy...

Postby beachbod » Wed, 13 Sep 2006 2:49 pm

Prepare ur own food at home... :D and dun forget to excercise

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eating healthy

Postby whatalark » Wed, 13 Sep 2006 4:24 pm

There used to be a Sizzler's at Suntec, basement level. Of course, Sizzlers is all about salad bars and steaks and grilled stuff.

I'd go with what most every one else has said: do it yourself, at home. Brown bag it to the office.
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Postby kopi_Princess » Wed, 13 Sep 2006 5:29 pm

For healthy food, you may want to try these:

- Soup Spoon @ Raffles Place MRT / Raffles City basement.
- Yoggi Hub @ Stanley St (Tanjong Pagar). They sell interesting variety of organic food like brown rice, mushroom noodles.

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Postby zabda » Fri, 22 Sep 2006 9:14 pm

For Healthy Food - try Sky Cafe located on 16th Fllor at Harbourfront Tower 2. They have healthy but very tasty food. You must try it!

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Postby luvtea » Wed, 18 Oct 2006 9:40 am

I know what you mean about hawker food.

I second Sky cafe for the ambience, I've never tried their food but looks quite tempting. For a cheaper option, go to Obriens or Cedele Depot. Obriens salad is a tad too greasy though. I prefer their sandwiches.
I quite like the vegetarian food at Whatever Cafe.

I read that the newly furbished food area at the basement of Raffles Shopping Centre has a place that serves healthy wraps.
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Postby babykasim » Wed, 18 Oct 2006 1:44 pm

I second YogiHub - the food is nice, healthy with reasonable price.

there's this place called Mix (Raffles Place, Raffles City) which carries healthy food..
another one is Aiwo at Raffles City

i think you can still get some a little bit healthy food from the hawker centre as well :-
yong tau foo, just avoid those fried stuff and tell that you don't want oil to be added or fish soup sans the noodle
my favourite is chicken chop without fries .. just more salad (though normally it's coleslaw)

it's quite a headache finding healthy food outside at first but i guess once you have master it, shouldn't be a problem :)

alternatively yeah, home-made salad and/or sandwiches ;)

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Re: How to Eat Healthy in Singapore?

Postby verityy » Wed, 18 Oct 2006 11:06 pm

spidernyc wrote:Hi, I've been eating way too much hawker food. What are some tips for eating healthier in Singapore? Either local or other foods. I am American and used to salads and sandwiches. I'm a bit bored with Subway at this point. THANKS!


Well, you can take what we call economical rice. it's rice with an assortment of dishes that you can choose from. You can choose more vege and less rice if you like.

Also, there are many other places that sells sandwhiches like coffee bean, starbucks, mac cafe..

perhaps if you mention the area you work in and what kinds of food you prefer, we would be able to give more helpful suggestions? ;)

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Postby jpatokal » Wed, 18 Oct 2006 11:29 pm

Not all hawker food is unhealthy. The following are positively low-fat:
  • porridge
  • sliced fish/fish head soup
  • rojak
  • steamboat
  • yong tau foo (avoid the deep-fried items)

Economy rice is not necessarily good for you, because even the veggies have often been fried in vast amounts of oil...
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Postby Samone B » Sat, 21 Oct 2006 5:03 pm

Fish soup, beef soup, sushi, korean bbq, papaya salad. All of these are better than sandwiches, I think.

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Postby williamw » Sun, 05 Nov 2006 10:44 pm

Do you like Japanese food. try sushi sakae, sushi tei. They are everywhere.

Things that you can pay attention when ordering hawker food: ask for plain rice instead of the oily chicken rice, ask for lean meat when ordering bbq meat, don't added the fried fishes and fried garlic when having fish ball noodles, have Tim Sum or rice roll, dumpings or other steam food instead of Char Kwey Teo, hokkien noodle, etc. Have less peanut sauce when eating satay,


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