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How to Eat Healthy At Hawkers

Updated: Jul 13, 2020

Hawker centers are an integral part of our Asian culture and diet. For us, it's more than just a convenient place to get meals. It's also a meeting place for gatherings and late-night suppers. Many communities are actually built around popular hawker centers.


But what if you recently decided to improve your diet? Is it still possible to stick to your diet plan while enjoying life with friends, or do you have to kick your plans out the window for that 1 night out?


Let's find out!

Key Takeaways:

Look for food that are minimally processed, using only 1-2 ingredients to make.
Soup and spices are your friends.
Be on the lookup for slightly ”better” options in every dish.

We've all been there. Walking circles around our local hawker centers, struggling to pin-point the store we would like to buy from despite the number of choices available to us. Finally, we settle on the store with the longest queue. Surely that's the best choice!


These difficult daily life choices are made even more complex when you're trying to get your diet under control and eat healthy. We all know that eating from the "Yong Tau Fu" store is probably the best for our diet plan, but that hardly satisfies our cravings on most days. Unless you really really love YTF.


So what do we do?


Here are some general guidelines for choosing be