Diets

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Is bak kut teh healthy for you?

Healthy bak kut teh

Bak kut teh is a well known known Chinese dish. Sometimes people translate bak kut teh as a kind of tea but to me, it is very much like a herbal soup. Originally a Hokkien dish, it is much loved by many Chinese folks in Malaysia and Singapore. The soup is boiled with Chinese medicinal [...]

Can Porridge/congee be kept overnight?

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The answer is NO,. You should not keep your rice porridge or congee overnight. I know, logically there does not seems to be anything wrong with storing cooked porridge overnight. The main reason why porridge or congee should not be kept overnight is because it would cause wind buildup in your body from the traditional [...]

Does teh tarik (pulled milk tea) have caffeine?

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Tea and coffee both have caffeine it them but the effect may vary from one person to another and also with age. Teh tarik (pulled milk tea), iced lemon tea, bubble milk tea definitely have caffeine. In some cases, the caffeine content may be more strong than an ordinary cup of coffee. Not to mention [...]

Nutritious Chinese soup using slow cooker for health benefits

Chinese herbal soup ingredients

I grew up drinking soups that my mom made for us using the slow cooker. My mom worked in shift in town which requires her to switch 2 buses and juggling between a full time job, taking care of children, grocery shopping and cleaning. She needed to manage everything and ensured she provide all the [...]

Meal planning to achieve your health and weight loss goals

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It is now approaching year end and some of us will feel all geared up to start new year with health and fitness goals. To achieve our goals, it helps to have proper planning….as failure to plan would means indirectly planning to fail. However, you would be surprised, if you just spend a little time [...]

The Buddhist’s 8 Precepts Diet

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While researching for some weight loss books in the market, I was surprised to find a book written about the Buddha’s diet called Buddha’s Diet: The Ancient Art of Losing Weight Without Losing Your Mind . Personally, I have not read the book but I’ve had personal experience of following the diet similar to what was [...]

Calories in food by KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken)

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Here are the calories content of the food. Some of the restaurants in KFC would display this table. Fried chicken (original flavor) per piece: Energy/ Tenaga (kcal) Carbohydrate (Karbohidrat) (g) Protein (g) Fat/ Lemak (g) Salt/ Garam (g) Drumstick 160 7 16 8 0.33 Thigh (Peha) 287 11 8 15 6 Ribs (Rusuk) 275 8 [...]

8 Compelling Reasons Why You Should Learn How to Cook

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I had never been good in cooking, neither do I have the patience to do it. Below are the reasons that made me change and if you have arrived to this article, chances are, you are also starting to feel the same compelling need to stop relying on others for food and reduce your take-outs. [...]

Chinese food diet- nutritious, healthy and cost effective

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Unlike the fatty and MSG laden food which one usually find in Chinatown, the typical home cooked meals from a modest Chinese household is simple, easy to learn, tasty, nutritious and can can fit well into a diet plan. Usually served with a bowl of plain rice with 3 dishes and soup. A passage written [...]

A boy dies after ingesting leeches from stir fried water spinach

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Kangkong is also known as water glorybind, water spinach, water convolvulus and swamp cabbage It is a popular dish in Asia and normally eaten stir fried with shrimps, garlic and/or chili paste (belacan). As kangkung is a water based plant with hollow stems, it is not surprising that leeches can breed in it. The following is [...]