This savoury dish comes in 2 genres, one that is drenched in black sweet sauce and one that is “original” or white in colour. Carrot cake cubes are essentially made of a mixture of steamed flour and white radish, meshed into small cubes.
A plate of fried carrot cake calories is 493 Cal and the manner in which it is being prepared, drenched and fried in oil, makes it one of the unhealthiest local breakfast of choice. [1, 2]
Additionally, it is very low in nutritional value, high in sodium, fat and not filling if consumed as a meal on its own.
Nutrition Information (Per Serving)
- Energy: 493 Cals
- Protein : 2 g
- Total fat: 35 g
- Saturated Fat: 14.1 g
- Carbohydrates: 42 g
- Dietary fibre:5.9 g
- Cholesterol : 109 mg
- Sodium : 1289 mg
How to Cut the Carrot Cake Calories
#1 White VS Black Carrot Cake
White carrot cake can have about 100 lesser calories as compared to the black version! That is a stark difference with just the sweet black sauce between the 2 plates! As such, if the carrot cake craving comes up, choose white carrot cake instead. 
#2 Reduce the salt and fat
Fat and sodium levels are alarmingly high in this dish, as such, when ordering, ask the hawker to reduce the oil used and go easy on the chilli sauce.
#3 Make your meal healthier
As carrot cake is low in fiber, it would be recommended to add on a lightly stir fried vegetable dish to go along with the meal. Some whole cut fruits to accompany can also be a good choice.
Opt for non sugary drinks such as plain water, non sugared green tea, or oolong tea to quench that thirst when consuming the meal.
Share the sin! Share the plate of carrot cake with your friends or family members, try not to finish a whole plate’s worth on your own.
Also, moderate your frequency of consumption, maybe consider consuming such a dish once every 2 weeks.
If you want to know about the list of hawker foods calories, then check out this article.