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Tips & Info

Do you have any Question on Singapore Local Delicacies?

“Worried about having too much delicious local food? Here’re some facts, just for your information.”

Tasty and popular local food has always been related with unhealthiness and/ or ‘diet killing’ due to its oily cooking method, unhealthy food and/ or artificial ingredients mixes.

My site visitor, Eve was concerned about eating “fattening” steamed carrot cake, egg cake (Chinese translation: “Ji Dan Gao” 鸡蛋糕) and Popiah…

I replied her in my chat box, and I would like to elaborate here. Hope Eve will get her doubts cleared with additional information loaded. read more

Sweet Potatoes From The Sweet Potato Place

“Healthy Sweet Potato”

$, about $3 – $3.50 per regular-size potato
I tried their sweet potatoes, finally!

Yes, the sweet potatoes were sold by weight. I couldn’t remember how much per gram, but one regular-sized (length less than 5” while diameter less than 2”) sweet potato cost me $3.20.

I bought one piece each of the yellow and purple fleshes.

It tasted so good while eating it hot, but not so when it was cooled. I found the texture too-soft which became a little paste-like consistency in the palate when cooled. read more

Green Mung Bean and its Nutritional Benefits

“Green (Mung) Bean offers best health benefits”

Green bean, is also famously known as Mung bean (Chinese translation: 绿豆). Its husk is green in colour, with yellow flesh when dehusked. It is low in fat, and high in its nutritional value. Whole green bean is solid, when it is raw. It takes hours in boiling to turn soft and fluffy.

Green bean claims to be a perfect slimming food. Some eat it as dieting food or food replacement in their slimming program. Not only it is low in fat, green bean is also a rich source of protein, and fiber which enables one to lower the high cholesterol level in body system. The high fiber in green bean yields complex carbohydrate which improves digestion. Complex carbohydrate helps to stabilize blood sugar in our body by preventing rapid rise after meal. It keeps our energy at an even level. Frequent consumption of green bean is beneficial to diabetes and one who suffers from high cholesterol level. read more

NATAS Travel Fair 2008 in Singapore Expo

“An annual NATAS Travel Fair which never missed by Singapore residents.”

I went to SG Expo this afternoon, for the NATAS (The National Association of Travel Agents Singapore) Travel Fair exhibition. It was the last day of NATAS Fair, and wanted to check out the best deal for my vacation planning. This was my second time to NATAS Fair. It used to be located at Suntec City, but changed to Expo, perhaps to cater for bigger crowd.

Hit the place with a hope for minimal crowd or entry queue, but gosh! Oh no… The chaos scene was just exactly like what the news had shown last evening! A snake line of queue to buy admission tickets! Yes, it was not free admission, and yet all desperate visitors were eagle to check out the best travel deals there, like me. read more

Widgets and Blidgets on my Site. This BMR Calculator, to know Your Metabolic Rate Better! And, what’s Metabolic Rate?

“Know what is Metabolism. Eat to control body weight effectively. Calculate yours here!”

I have been so busy these few days, on beautifying my site, and uploading with more features (winking smile)!

It was fun to discover so many interactive toolkits out there, and am still exploring more…

Got a few of these widgets which I was dying to try out … (laughing)

My good colleague who came from China once asked if I could blog in Chinese language. In Chinese words?? Hmmm… it’s possible, but kinda challenging task huh… We’re so used to correspond in English, in order to write or type whole article in Chinese (using Han Yu Pin Yin key board!), it takes double amount of time, double brain juice, double effort… to do so. I would like to please my close colleague, but how to resolve this? Yes, I’ve gotten this site translator here! I discovered it from widgetbox.com. read more

Cooking Tips on Deep-Frying Food

“Deep fry your food correctly”

You can’t go wrong with deep-frying your food. Deep-fried food is always good to taste with an aromatic crisp texture to the palate.

Often, fried food is perceived as unhealthy, fattening, and “heaty” stuff due to excessive oil absorption to the food, excessive repetition in using the same oil to fry, and consume too much piping hot stuff will cause ‘heatiness’ in our body resulted to ulcer, sore throat, and even fever, as Chinese believed. However, fried food is one of the most popular cooking methods, be it for commercial purpose, business or home-cooking. For meaty or vegetarian food, we just cannot totally eliminate fried food in our diet, can we? It’s just too hard to resist the temptation of having a bite or two, sometimes. I like fried food, from breakfast food to supper meal. Tell you what I normally take…. Doughnut or curry puff for breakfast, fried sweet potato or spring roll for tea break, fried chicken wings to go with fried bee hoon or nasi lemak (coconut-milked rice), fried fritter to dip in Bak kut teh soup (Meaty Ribs Herbal Soup), fried vegetable patty, meat, poutry, seafood…. and etc. read more