rice

Coarse or brown rice is not for everyone

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Brown rice or coarse rice is considered as healthy eating because the rice is said to contain higher concentration of fiber and minerals. White rice, on the other hand is said to be stripped of any nutrients. This causes many to switch from white rice to brown or coarse rice based on the supposed health [...]

Can eating fried rice everyday kill you?

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According to ancient Chinese beliefs passed down from generation to generation, YES, it can. In Chinese tradition, hot tea is always served with meals. Especially so if the meal is of oily nature like fried rice, fried noodles, bak kut teh and hokkien fried. This is equivalent of Western meals such as carbonara, steak with [...]

Rice porridge and noodle soup would improve your health

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Do you find yourself suffering from a general feeling of fatigue and exhaustion? Especially if you are not a morning person, you may feel especially tired in the mornings which sometimes cannot be overcome by strong doses of coffee. But in just about 2 months of consistently taking either porridge or noddle soup for breakfast, I feel a very obvious change in my energy levels. I was feeling noticeably much lesser fatigue in the morning and throughout the day.

Is bak kut teh healthy for you?

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Bak kut teh is a well known known Chinese dish. Originally it was a poor immigrant’s dish where it is eaten to warm up the body. Usually pork meat is used and boiled with specific herbs with the distinct aroma and taste. While it is nutritious, there are reported health danger associated with too much intake of bak kut teh, one which happened to a manager in my former workplace.

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 in the fridge. 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 Chinese healing perspective. 

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 [...]

Calories in common Malaysian food

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Here is a summary of calories in Malaysian common Malaysia food- in case you are wondering. The calorie information is taken from the article Malaysian Calories- Counting Calories in Malaysian food published in The Sunday Star (one of my favourite reads) dated 27 Feb 11 by Dr Y.L.M: Typical breakfast: Nasi lemak (644 calories- equivalent [...]

Relieving cough with boiled rice water

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Recently, my entire family has been down with cough. Even in my office, my boss and some of my colleagues are having very bad cough. I forsee the situation would get worse as many people who is not even coughing would start to cough after taking mandarin oranges or lokam which are in season now [...]