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23 most unhealthy breakfast foods in Singapore

Here's a round up of 23 local breakfast dishes (yes with calorie count included) that will make you think twice before eating them! But don't worry, we added tips for a healthier gratification
 

Popiah

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1 roll - 188 calories

Even though a roll of popiah contains 188 calories, most of us eat two rolls at a time which totals up to 376 calories. Ingredients like the sweet sauce, fried shallots, chilli sauce and Chinese sausages are the culprits of this calorie-heavy dish.

 

You tiao

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1 pair - 192 calories

Commonly eaten with porridge or soya milk, this dough fritter that is deep fried in oil contains a high amount of sodium and exceeds the daily intake of carbs for an average adult.

 

Chee cheong fun

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1 roll - 132 calories

Although this breakfast food is steamed, the sweet sauce and chilli sauce drizzled on top are the main sources of all the calories.

 

Fishball noodles (dry)

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1 bowl - 370 calories

As compared to the soup version, dry fishball noodles contain much more calories due to the sauce-laden noodles.

 

Curry puff

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1 piece - 246 calories

Just a piece of this deep-fried goodie contains 246 calories. Not only is it high in calories, it is also high in sodium at 1,341 mg. Just 159 mg short of an average adult's daily sodium intake.

 

Kway chap

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1 bowl - 650 calories

According to HealthXchange, this savoury dish completed with braised pork belly and intestines already exceeds the daily allowance for cholesterol and sodium for an average adult.

 

Wanton noodles (dry)

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1 bowl - 411 calories

Similarly to fishball noodles, a bowl of dry wanton noodles is doused in gravy with a side of soup. For a healthier option, ask for more vegetables and lesser gravy.

Calorie calculations are from MyFitnessPal.

 

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