How to eat healthier at a mamak

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  • SK
    Posted Feb 28, 2014 1:53 pm 0Likes

    I’m pretty sure ‘O’s mean substituting condense milk with sugar, and ‘C’s mean substituting condense milk with evaporated milk and sugar. I think we usually use the term ‘kosong’ to indicate that we don’t want sugar.

    • Jolene Foo
      The HealthWorks Team
      Posted Feb 28, 2014 3:13 pm 0Likes

      Hi SK!

      Thanks for visiting our site and voicing that out 🙂 Appreciate it very much! Yes your point is right. We wanted to share that teh tarik itself usually contains condensed milk that consists of added sugar. Thus the “o” technically omits those extra sugars. We’ll eat more broccoli to keep our brain clearer in the future! Keep such feedback coming! Thanks!

  • Pцvєи Maиёии (@MannenPuven)
    Posted Mar 12, 2014 8:28 am 0Likes

    Some heads up when it comes to dhaal, chicken or fish curry. Ensure the curry is not longer then 3days. It can be noticed from the color of the curry itself. And of cz bigger Mamaks(Pelita, D’Kayu and etc.) tend to change their curry on daily basis.

    • Jolene Foo
      The HealthWorks Team
      Posted Mar 12, 2014 1:33 pm 0Likes

      Hi @MannenPuven!

      Thanks for the valuable heads up! 🙂

      Do you visit the mamak stalls often?

    • Kati
      Posted Mar 14, 2014 3:52 am 0Likes

      Hey thanks for the tip! But how do you know if curry is not fresh? What will the color be like?

  • luxollidd
    Posted Mar 19, 2014 12:00 am 0Likes

    duuuuude thats like, all the reason why we’d go to mamak :p
    certainly more healthy but its like a “watered” version of mamak

    • Jolene Foo
      The HealthWorks Team
      Posted Mar 19, 2014 12:26 pm 0Likes

      Hi there! Haha yes! Mamak is like our pride in Malaysia! Key is to have balance. If someone frequents the mamak often, and picks on the less healthier options every time, tak boleh lah haha. Health is king! Hope these tips can help especially for those who always visit the mamak! 🙂

  • mc
    Posted Mar 21, 2014 12:11 pm 0Likes

    Limau ais kosong is always my option. Also i think tosei is always a good choice as well 🙂

    • Jolene Foo
      The HealthWorks Team
      Posted Mar 21, 2014 5:05 pm 0Likes

      Hi mc! Thanks for visiting! Hey you have the same taste as one of our team members! She also loves limau ais kosong and tosei! *virtual high 5*

  • sebastian
    Posted Mar 23, 2014 6:23 pm 0Likes

    I would love to eat naan instead of roti canai the problem is not many mamak have naaan and tandoori

    • Jolene Foo
      The HealthWorks Team
      Posted Mar 24, 2014 4:58 pm 0Likes

      Hi Sebastian,

      We’ll help you find out if you’d tell us where you stay (which may makes us look like a stalker haha!)

      Try tosai instead if there’s no naan 🙂

  • webgrrlbiz
    Posted Apr 23, 2014 10:03 am 0Likes

    i remember the days when i could bring my own egg from home, and mamak would add to my mee goreng ~ i live in Australia now for nearly 30yrs.. so no more Mamak 🙁

    • Jolene Foo
      The HealthWorks Team
      Posted Apr 24, 2014 7:41 am 0Likes

      Hi there webgrrilbiz!

      That’s nostalgic 🙂 Time to pay Malaysia a visit again and try the local mamak stalls haha!

  • Wan Amiruddin Wan Pa
    Posted Apr 24, 2014 5:44 pm 0Likes

    MAMAK is like my second home, coz it’s just a stone throw from where i lived, teh o suam kurang manis is my regular drink there, plus naan and tandoori is my favorite…

    • Jolene Foo
      The HealthWorks Team
      Posted Apr 24, 2014 9:24 pm 0Likes

      Hi Wan!

      Good pick! May you always have a healthier experience at your second home buddy! 🙂

  • Za
    Posted Apr 26, 2014 4:10 pm 0Likes

    Just reading your tips reduced me to another mamak craving. I now live in Sydney Australia and altho there are Msian foods here..where got the same as mamak in KL. Aiyohhhh gotta go home soon 🙁

    • Jolene Foo
      The HealthWorks Team
      Posted Apr 27, 2014 12:18 pm 0Likes

      Oops! We’re sorry for that! But come home soon and have some tosai with teh o ais limau kurang manis! 🙂

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