How Many Calories Are In Hokkien Mee

Author: FITivate | Published date: May 3, 2021 | Category: Nutrition

Fried hokkien prawn mee has gained its reputation as one of the most reviewed local dishes. With many food bloggers recommending hawkers with the best culinary skills in serving the most aromatic and salivating version of their dish all around Singapore. 

As unhealthy as this hawker fare can seem to be, it is actually a better choice than the likes of char kway teow, or even seafood fried rice.

A plate of hokkien fried noodles calories amount to 522 Cals, and consist mainly of a mix of thick yellow noodles and rice noodles, prawns, cuttlefish / squid, pork, park lard and a side of its signature chilli paste. [1]

Nutrition Information (Per Serving)

  • Energy: 522 Cals
  • Protein :18 g
  • Total fat: 19 g
  • Saturated Fat: 7.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 69 g
  • Dietary fibre:4.4 g
  • Cholesterol : 133 mg
  • Sodium : 1423 mg

How To Make Your Hokkien Mee Healthier

#1 Cut the sodium and fat

Hokkien prawn mee has one of the highest sodium content, and at 1423 mg, it is well above half of the recommended 2000 mg per day requirement. To reduce some of the salt intake, suggestion will be to go easy on the chilli paste, and avoid consuming the thick gravy.

Saturated Fat and overall fat content is also a concern, consider moderating or totally avoiding the pork lard and shave off the fatty portions of meat when enjoying the dish. 

#2 Cut the calories

Yellow noodles play a significant part in the caloric content of hokkien mee, as these noodles are considered to be higher in calories. If possible, request for more thick vermicelli thick noodles and lesser yellow noodles. 

This is also one of the dishes that should be consumed occasionally. Consider this sort of meal maybe once a week. 

#3 Sides that make it healthier

Request for more eggs to increase the protein profile of the dish and garnish it with more spring onions. 

It is also recommended to order whole fruits of lightly stir fried vegetables to side this main dish, so as to increase the fiber content of the entire meal. 

Do consider opting for less or no sugary drinks, such as plain water or non-sugared green tea / oolong tea.

You may also be interested in reading guide on 10 Common Singapore Hawker Food Calories in 2021



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