Sunday, October 15, 2023

Han Tze Soh, Madam Sweet Potato. The Nightingale of Batu Pahat

Little did we know that an impromptu getaway to a lovely organic farm in Kluang would lead us to one of the most heartwarming stories of 2023. And the discovery of Han Tze Soh and her loving family from Batu Pahat.

We met Roy Chan and his wife, So-En at Talula Hills and hit it off straight away. From the get go, we chatted like we have been best friends for decades. We instantly forged a bond of similar mindsets and interests.

Friday, March 24, 2023

How Becoming A Foodie Made Me Fat And Unhealthy.

The picture on the left was taken 5 years ago while the one on the right was taken just last week. A world of difference, right? 

We mentioned before that my health deteriorated from 2013 to 2018 due to negligent eating and attending media tastings. 

Then, we were busy chasing endless food trends and new openings. 

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Why We Are Eating More Grass Fed Beef Today.

Grass fed beef refers to the cows feeding on just grass as their diet, and it will yield a more leaner meat and a lesser fat content. 

Grass fed beef will also have more nutritional content when compared to grain fed beef. 

It can have as much as five times more omega-3 fatty acids to the grain fed ones. 

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Why Calories Don’t Count

Why not all calories are the same, and why we should pay less attention to calories and focus more on what is the actual food we are eating. 

According to Dr Giles Yeo, who is a renowned researcher on obesity at the university of Cambridge, every calorie count you see is wrong.

Take protein. Only 70 percent of 100 calories of protein that we consume will be used as fuel inside us for energy. The other 30 calories are actually used to metabolise the protein to enter our bloodstream. 

Friday, March 3, 2023

Sugar And Insulin Resistance

Why insulin resistance may be the root of our chronic diseases. And sugar is the main trigger.

People usually say we get obese first before we get chronic illnesses. But, is that really the case? 

Insulin resistance may answer this and we will use a supermarket analogy to explain.

Let’s assume the cash register is a cell in our body, the cashier and the bar code reader is insulin and the grocery items that need to be scanned is glucose. 

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Lard Can Be Good For You

Lard oil may not be unhealthy, and can actually be good for you. 

For years, we have been told that natural saturated fats like lard can contribute to heart issues. We were told to change to polyunsaturated fats in vegetable and seed oils. Recent studies have shown that this may not longer hold true. 

Lard is actually one of the best sources of vitamin D, second only to cod liver oil. One tablespoon of lard oil (from pasteurised pigs) can contain up to 1000IU of vitamin D, which is more than the required amount for a day.

Thursday, February 23, 2023

From Stage 4 Cancer Survivor To Hawker Extraordinaire

Andrew is a stage 4 cancer survivor, and has a lot to share on his cancer experience. 

Today, he’s the man behind our favourite Bak Chor Mee soup at Soon Heng Pork Noodles, but it is his backstory that deserves equal attention. 

Prior to being a hawker, Andrew was working a stressful corporate life that involved weekly overseas trips and ghastly working hours due to time differences. He was also a heavy smoker. 

Saturday, February 18, 2023

Whole Foods Vs Processed Foods

Have you ever wondered why whole foods like fresh fruits, vegetables, meat and seafood don’t need to carry nutrition labelling on them?

It’s because they are very minimally processed and do not contain any added ingredients. Whole foods also come “complete”. All the vitamins, nutrients and fibre are kept intact. 

They have not been blended, broken down or dehydrated and in the process, they do not lose their nutritional value. Unlike ultra processed food.