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Top 10 Healthiest Hawker Meals

May 5, 2014
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Singapore is a great place to eat, incorporating a rich heritage of food dishes consisting of different cuisines. However, many of these yummy hawker meals are fattening, so here is a list of healthy hawker meals you can choose from! Find out about these 10 meals below! 🙂

PopiahPopiah

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Popiah is a type of fresh spring roll filled mainly with grated turnips and can also contain prawns, egg, peanuts, chinese sausage, other greens and chilli. It’s quite a healthy lunch option (even 1 roll makes a good in between snack if you’re hungry). However, make sure you ask for NO LARD which will lower the fat content.

Popiah Nutrition Information: (1 roll = 4-5 slices = 188g)
Energy: 188 calories
Protein: 4 g
Carbs: 14 g
Fat: 7 g
Sodium: 676 mg

Text credits: Healthguru

Here’s a list of Popiah Restaurants in Singapore that you should check out:

Glory Catering Nonya Popiah
Address: 139 East Coast Road
Singapore 428829

Long House Popiah & Kueh Pie Tee
Address:  Toa Payoh Food Centre
Blk 22 Lorong 7 Toa Payoh
#01-03
Singapore 310022

Qi Ji Popiah
Their outlets can be found here

Yue Yi Tai Shan Clementi Popiah
Address: Blk 449 Clementi Ave 3

Kway Guan Huat Joo Chiat Popiah & Kueh Pie Tee
Address: 95 Joo Chiat Road
Singapore 427389

??????Sliced Fish Bee Hoon Soup

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Sliced Fish Bee Hoon Soup Nutrition Information: 1 bowl- 686g
Energy: 349 calories
Protein: 22 g
Carbs: 48 g
Fat: 8 g
Sodium: 1413 mg
Cholesterol: 28 mg

The healthiest version of fish soup is the clear fragrant broth that has had fish bones boiling in it to produce the wonderful flavour and thinly sliced pieces of fresh fish with loads of green vegetables. This dish is a suitable option for someone who is watching their weight and blood cholesterol level as it is low in energy, fat, saturated fat and cholesterol.
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Here is the list of Best Fish Soup Bee Hoon Stalls:

This is nonetheless my favourite, where my family and I will come here for a good and healthy meal. In my opinion, what makes a fish soup irresistible is the taste of the soup and the freshness of the fish. I always order their fish soup with rice ($5), with such a big portion of fish slices, it’s definitely worth the price!
Stall 泉香鱼口粥 #02-146 (老字号)
Bukit Timah Market and Food Centre
Address: 51 Upper Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 588215

The rest are:
Holland Village XO Fish Head Bee Hoon Restaurant
Dover Coffee Hub
Address: Blk 19A Dover Crescent #01-05
Singapore 131019

Bao Gong XO Fish Head Bee Hoon
Address: Block 713 Clementi West Street 2 #01-115, S(120713)

Jin Hua Fish Head Bee Hoon
Maxwell Road Hawker Centre
Address: 1 Kadayanallur St,
Singapore 06918

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Prawn MeePrawn Mee (Soup)

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Prawn Mee (Soup) Nutrition Information: Noodles with whole prawns and bean sprouts in soup: 1 bowl- 574g
Energy: 294 calories
Protein: 19 g
Carbs: 49 g
Fat: 2 g
Sodium: 2422 mg
Cholesterol: 40 mg

This dish is a suitable choice for someone who is watching their weight or blood cholesterol level as it is low in energy, fat, saturated fat and cholesterol. However, it is very high in sodium thus you can make this a healthier option by asking for more bean sprouts and not drinking the soup!

Here is the list of top Prawn Mee Stalls:

Beach Road Prawn Noodle House
Address: 370 East Coast Road #01-02

Blanco Court Prawn Mee
Address: 243 Beach Road
#01-01
Singapore 189754

Joo Chiat Prawn Noodle
Address: 75 Carpmael Road
Singapore 429812

Wah Kee Big Prawn Noodles 華記大蝦麵 
Pek Kio Market And Food Court Centre
Address: 41A Cambridge Road
#01-15
Singapore 211041

Lor meeLor Mee

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Lor Mee Nutrition Information: 1 bowl- 450g
Energy: 383 calories
Protein: 14.6 g
Carbs: 55 g
Fat: 11 g
Sodium: 2538 mg
Cholesterol: 140 mg

This dish has a surprisingly low amount of calories for a local dish! The thick gravy which looks fattening is actually made from a clear stock that has corn starch, spices and eggs to thicken it. To reduce both the sodium and cholesterol levels, it is advised not to consume the gravy.

List of the Best Lor Mee hawkers in Singapore:

Xin Mei Xiang
Old Airport Rd Food Ctr
Address: Blk 51 Old Airport Rd
#01-116
Singapore 390051

Xiang Ji
Old Airport Rd Food Ctr
Address: Blk 51 Old Airport Rd
#01-81
Singapore 390051

Yuan Chun Famous Lor Mee
Amoy Street Food Centre
Address: 7 Maxwell Rd
#02-79/80
Singapore 069111

Keng Heng (Whampoa) Teochew Lor Mee
Golden Mile Food Centre
Address: 505 Beach Road
#01-67
Singapore 199583

Tiong Bahru Lor Mee
Eng Heng Noodle House
Address: Blk 155 Bukit Batok St 11
#01-324
Singapore 650155

Feng Zhen Lor Mee
Taman Jurong Market and Food Centre
Address: 3 Yung Sheng Road
#03-146
Singapore 618499

Bukit Purmei Lor Mee
Address: Blk 109 Bukit Purmei Ave
#01-157
Singapore 090109

Wonton Noodles SoupWonton Mee (Soup)

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Wonton Mee (Soup) Nutrition Information: 1 bowl- 545g
Energy: 290 calories
Protein: 19 g
Carbs: 41 g
Fat: 5 g
Sodium: 1804 mg
Cholesterol: 11 mg

This dish consists of boiled minced pork dumplings, noodles, sliced char siew and vegetables all in a bowl of yummy soup! It is a low-calorie dish however it is high in fibre. Ask for more vegetables and leave the soup behind to this dish a healthy option!

Wonton Mee (Dry) Nutrition Information: 1 bowl- 330g
Energy: 411 calories
Protein: 19 g
Carbs: 55 g
Fat: 12 g
Sodium: 1502 mg
Cholesterol: 11 mg

Boiled minced pork dumpling, noodles, sliced char siew, chye sim and gravy are in this dish and it’s definitely more fattening the wonton mee soup but it is still considered one of the healthiest hawker meal.

Top Wonton Mee Stalls in Singapore:

THIS IS DEFINITELY MY FAVOURITE! My daddy always buy back for the whole family and we all love it. I swear this is the best wonton mee I have ever tasted in Singapore!
Eng Kee Noodle House
Li Soon Coffee Shop
Address: Block 155 Bukit Batok Street 11
Singapore 650155

The rest of the famous Wonton Mee Stalls:
Fei Fei Wanton Mee
Address: 62 Joo Chiat Place
Singapore 427785

Kok Kee Wanton Mee
Lavender Food Square
Address: 380 Jalan Besar
#01-06
Singapore 209000

Hua Kee Hougang Famous Wanton Mee 华记后港驰名云吞面
Old Airport Road Block 51 Market & Food Centre
Address: Blk 51 Old Airport Road
#01-10/11/12
Singapore 390051

Processed with VSCOcamMee Sua

The above mee sua is dry mee sua at my favourite stall, it is not as healthy as normal oyster mee sua but it’s so AWESOME! I eat this once every week because it is very near my workplace and I am still in love with it! This dish is around 400 calories++ so it is still considered one of the healthiest meals in Singapore.

This AWESOME Mee Sua can be found at:
Speciality Dry Mee Sua
BK Eating House
Address: 21 South Bridge Road (Boat Quay)
Singapore 058661

MeesuaOyster Mee Sua

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Oyster Mee Sua is salted wheat flour vermicelli covered in a layer of thick starchy broth with oysters, shredded chicken meat, topped with vinegar, chili oil, garlic and parsley leaves.  The oysters are an excellent source of vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C and D. 4-5 medium size oysters supply the recommended daily allowance of Iron, Copper, Iodine, Magnesium, Calcium, Zinc, Manganese and Phosphorus. The shredded chicken meat is also a good source of protein. A simple yet yummy and healthy dish! 🙂

My favourite oyster mee sua stall in Singapore will be Shihlin Taiwan Street Snacks! One and only one that I like, so do my readers have more suggestions for good oyster mee sua in Singapore? 🙂

Shihlin Taiwan Street Snacks can be found at various locations. Too many to list here, so click here for them!

Fish Ball NoodlesFish Ball Noodles

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Both the dry and soup versions of the fish ball noodles are healthy meals that contains lower calories compared to other hawker meals!
Fish Ball Noodles (Soup) Nutrition Information: 1 Bowl- 657g
Energy: 329 calories
Protein: 18.4 g
Carbs: 58 g
Fat: 3 g
Sodium: 2878 mg
Cholesterol: 33 mg

Fish Ball Noodles (Dry) Nutrition Information: 1 Bowl- 325g
Energy: 368 calories
Protein: 19.2 g
Carbs: 55 g
Fat: 3 g
Sodium: 1635 mg
Cholesterol: 42 mg

List of best Fish Ball noodles stalls:

Hui Ji Fish Ball Noodle Yong Tau Fu
Tiong Bahru Market & Food Centre
Address: 30 Seng Poh Road
#02-44
Singapore 168898

Li Xin Chao Zhou Fishball Noodle
Ion Orchard
Address: 2 Orchard Turn
Basement 4, Food Opera
Singapore 238801

Song Kee Fishball Noodle
Address: 532 Upper Serangoon Road
Singapore 534547

Xin Lu Fishball Noodles
Meiling Market & Food Centre
Address: Blk 159 Mei Chin Road
#02-05
Singapore 140159

Yong Tau FooYong Tau Foo

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Yong tau foo’s clear soup contains soy bean and is based on water, there is little oil involved during cooking thus it is one of the most healthiest choice you can find in a Singapore hawker centre. However, I would still advise that you should choose more vegetables and avoid fried choices to make this a lower calorie meal.

Yong Tau Foo (just the ingredients and soup) Nutrition Information: 1 Bowl- 175 g
Energy: 165 calories
Protein: 10.7 g
Fat: 8 g
Carbs: 12g
Sodium: 936 mg

Nutrition Information credits to: Healthguru

One way to make Yong Tau Foo even healthier is based on what type of noodles you choose. I always opt for beehoon, it is the lowest calories out of all noodles!

Per 100g of cooked noodles:
Bee hoon: 109 calories
Kway teow: 140 calories
Mee kia, Mee pok: 130 calories
Mee sua: 110 calories
Thick yellow noodles: 207 calories (AVOID THIS!)

My favourite Yong Tau Foo Stalls:
1. Da Jie Niang Dou Fu
Da Jie Niang Dou Fu is the only place in Singapore that serves various styles of Yong Tau Foo! You can choose from Hakka, Ampang, Laksa, Tom Yam, Black Bean and not forgetting the normal Soya bean Soup. This place is definitely a MUST-GO when you wanna try a different kind of Yong Tau Foo!

Since it is located near where I stay, I always have this as my meal and I am still loving it!

Da Jie Niang Dou FuDoesn’t these look yummy and tasty? Having a hard choice which sauce to choose for your Yong Tau Foo? 🙂

Da Jie Niang Dou Fu can be found at:
Clementi outlet
Address: Blk 354 Clementi Avenue 2
#01-253
Block is behind Darussalam Mosque
Bukit Gombak outlet
Address: Blk 372 Bukit Batok Street 31
#01-34
Opposite Bukit Gombak MRT Station

Another of my favourite Yong Tau Foo stall will be 109 Teochew Yong Tau Foo. I strongly recommend their ingredients that are with fish paste stuffing. So yummy! Love their ingredients as they are all always so fresh!
Address: 90 Circular Road
Singapore 049441

Chicken Herbal SoupChicken Soup with Chinese Herbs

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Chicken Soup with Chinese Herbs Nutrition Information: 1 Bowl- 534 g
Energy: 145 calories
Protein: 24 g
Fat: 5 g
Carbs: 1g
Sodium: 909 mg
Cholesterol: 119 mg

Chicken Soup with Chinese Herbs is another healthy option out of hawker meals and I will always eat it with rice. A cup of white rice costs around 200 calories so this meal adds up to only 345 calories!

Economic RiceEconomic Rice (菜饭)

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A Herbal Soup stall to recommend:
Earth Jar Treasure
Address: Blk 22 Sin Ming Road
Singapore 570022

Economic Rice is a common dish found in Singapore’s hawker centre. You may wonder why is it on the list of healthy meals, but if you choose your ingredients carefully, it can be a healthy meal too! The rice portion is always so huge, so try to ask for less rice. Choose more vegetables than meat, do not choose fried dishes and choose braised options instead, opt for clear broths instead of creamy ones.

Rice + 2 vegetables = approximately 342 calories
Rice + 1 vegetable + 1 meat = approximately 430 calories

One stall which is famous for both its economic rice and teochew porridge:
Economic Mixed Vegetable Rice
Teck Ghee Court Stall 13
Address: Blk 341 Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
Singapore 560341

Ta-daaaahhh! So here is the list of healthy meals in Singapore! My dearest readers, time to eat healthy! <3

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Happy eating!

With lots of love,
Xue Wei

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A foodie at heart, Xue Wei’s passion for food and travel translates to her daily snippets of her affairs on her Blog and Instagram. She enjoys quality family time and hopes to fulfill her dream to travel around the world with her loved ones.
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6 Comment

  1. Generally great information, though I understand that poh piah is one of the most unhealthy vegetable dishes, mainly due to the fat in the turnip that’s been immersed in oil for a long time. And soup dishes are healthy only if you don’t drink up the soup that’s full of sodium.

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