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eating healthy

Postby cuttypie » Mon, 06 Nov 2006 11:28 pm

i am having the same problem too. can hardly found healthy food in singapore.
so now i make these choice:

in hawkers..i choose :
1. yong tao fu (where u can choose ur own choice with lots of vegies)
2. Fish soup, and ask them to put lots of vegies
3. some vegies soup only

sometime, i go to these place for healthy eating:
1. aiwo (at raffles city shopping centre, 2nd floor)
2. one turkish rest at far east plaza (1st floor), they have salad bar cost $3.5
3. sushi tei (they have not so oily food and nice salad too)
4. genesis health restaurant at clarke quay
5. i learn to cook by myself now..easier msg, not much salt and sugar, and fresher food, can cook organic if u like.
5. oh orchard point..there is this one hawker who have brown rice porridge..very nice.

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Postby spidernyc » Sat, 11 Nov 2006 11:36 am

thanks for the info ms. cuttypie.

what organic grocery stores do you like to shop at in SIN?

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Organic foods

Postby verityy » Sat, 11 Nov 2006 12:28 pm

spidernyc wrote:thanks for the info ms. cuttypie.

what organic grocery stores do you like to shop at in SIN?

If you live in the east, there are many organic grocery stores.. I especially like Kang Bao Le in tampines because they are huge and stock up on alot of diff things ;)

You can check out for their addy from

I think you just type organic food and a long list of shops all over SG will appear..

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Postby syf » Wed, 14 Nov 2012 11:10 am

Hi! I am a local. It depends on what food you would like to try in Singapore. For example, if you order fish ball noodles and would like to try the dry version without soup, this is how you can place your order, "Less salt, less oil". This is a general instruction to hawker who can adjust the amount of high salt content spices and oil level to a healthier level.

Another example is how much vegetable you would like in your food. You can tell them how much more or less vegetable you would like. But it would be considerate to ask how much more you need to top up for the extra portion. Pls do have some adventure with your taste bud and you can come back to ask me how to order the food the way you think is healthier. I have more examples to share but I dont know what food you would end up trying.


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Postby JR8 » Wed, 14 Nov 2012 5:50 pm

There is a saying that relates to helping keep the weight off:

'Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a lord, and dinner as a pauper'.

From the viewpoint of metabolism and calorific input vs output it makes perfect sense.

I second Yong Tau Foo. I'd often have that at lunch, it's big, nutritious and low fat.

Dinner. Something light I'd make myself and we'd eat as early in the pm as reasonably practical (i.e. no sleeping on big meals of oily food).

One time my wife and I decided we should do a 'reset' on our weight, we had fresh-fruit and tofu/soy-milk smoothies (say about 500ml) for dinner for a couple of weeks. All you need is a tall cup and a stick-blender. It was fun deciding on the fruit, strawberries, papaya and mini-bananas probably worked out best. Kiwis were good too. You certainly felt less knocked-out post dinner (or as I refer to a post dinner stupor > Calorie Shock). I went on the wagon too (no alcohol) and was dropping around a pound a day.

NB. Neither of us are weight faddists or dieters. In fact that was the first time in my life I'd ever felt it necessary or beneficial to shed some weight. It might well have been in the run up to our wedding :) Another welcome side effect other than looking damned sharp in the wedding pix ;), was that I have to carry less lead when diving (equals better buoyancy equals less stress equals better air use equals longer and more chilled dives).

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