Monday, March 05, 2012

The Malaysian Food Caloric Guide Part 2

Follow up from Part 1 of the Caloric guide which focused mainly on raw food, here are more information that i managed to scour from MyFitnessPal. The Caloric content of the typical hawker food available in Malaysia and how you can use them as a rough estimate and guidance to your daily diet. From the look of it, it seems that the typical Malaysian meal would cost the eater about 500kcal/meal. Ain't a bad thing if you have enough discipline and selective to what you want to eat - but bad as the portion are often wrong and we tend to overeat (by ordering a LARGE serving).
Enjoy and be aware what you eat (click for full size viewing)
2 Pieces of Roti Canai at 800kcal. Wowzers! Isn't that what i see a lot of people eat for breakfast?

Mee Goreng Mamak+ Teh Tarik - another 800kcal kautim

128kcal for a Currypuff? Better off with 2 hardboiled eggs. Just saying.

Cocount Beef? Rendang is it?

Murtabak Ayam - 700kcal!

Char Kuey Teow - two variation with two different calories? Should be circa 500kcal with eggs.

Dragon Fruits at 53kcal. WIN!

Nasi Dagang - 500kcal :(

Briyani at 600kcal.

Kungfu Kuey Teow (Cantonese Fried) 350kcal.

Rojak Pasembor at 750kcal!

1 Sate is 24kcal. 10 sticks is 240. ONLY if it is LEAN meat. we all know Sate has more fat than anything else.

Telur Bistik - Innocent eggs gone wrong. 70kcal for an egg ends up 250kcal due to other items put inside.

Many Mat Salleh Selection. More processed food?
Eating out is difficult. The above are just the caloric content. If you want to know more about what is inside each of the food i.e. the fat, protein and carb content, head over to and sign up for a free account. You can start tracking what you eat and make better informed choices. Eating healthy is easy if you know what you can binge and what you should not.
Next entry will be on food serving portion. Many of us mis-portion our food and end up having double, but count it as a serving.


  1. Didn't know my fav Penang Asam Laksa has so much calories.

  2. Kam - that one belum campur the cendol that goes with it.

  3. I more or less knnow as i hvae been a health freak.. but seeing it here.. wow.. i'm reminded again! Gonna share this later.. too good a guide for everyone!

  4. Becky - what is scarier is that the food outside has too many things we don't know put in. Hidden fat, shortening etc etc...better know what you makan.

    Cheddar cheese has preservatives that use to preserve...corpse...Just saying.

  5. Can you please explain the portion sizes?

    1. There is an entry on this here