Healthier hawker fare all mapped out

Food columnist Hedy Khoo's spaghetti with fresh coriander, chilli and macadamia pesto (above).
Food columnist Hedy Khoo's spaghetti with fresh coriander, chilli and macadamia pesto (above).ST PHOTO: HEDY KHOO

Here are some highlights on The Straits Times' food website - ST Food,


Check out ST's interactive food map for ideas on where to get healthier hawker dishes, ranging from ayam penyet to lotus root and pork rib soup.

More than 4,000 stalls offer such fare and, in some cases, the hawkers dial back on salt, add more vegetables and use brown rice in place of white rice, which has a high glycemic index.

Use the map to search for stalls with healthy versions of your favourite dish.

Want to know how many calories there are in nasi lemak or vegetarian bee hoon? The graphic includes these details too.

Healthier hawker dishes interactive map:


There are plenty of ways to enjoy tequila other than salting your palate, knocking back a shot and sucking on a wedge of lemon or lime.

Drink tequila neat or sip it in a cocktail by adding it to a cucumber verdita and a sangrita de fruta.

How to drink tequila and mezcal like a grown-up:

Food columnist Hedy Khoo has shared a recipe for a fresh coriander, chilli and macadamia pesto which you can toss with brown rice spaghetti.

Watch her video on how to make it - put the ingredients for the pesto into a food processor and blitz till smooth.

Perk up brown rice pasta with a fresh coriander chilli macadamia pesto:

ST Food features stories from ST, its sister publications, as well as regional and international publications. There are also videos and recipes.

Check out the social media section to keep abreast of what ST's food writers and other gourmands are eating. You can also follow individual ST food writers on Instagram and Twitter.

Use the handy search tool at the top of the page to navigate the site for ideas on where to eat and what to cook.

Follow ST Food on Instagram and on Facebook @straitstimesfood. Watch our videos on Instagram Stories and Facebook Stories.

Do not forget to tag and mention us in all your food posts, as well as use the hashtags #STFoodTrending and #StraitsTimesFood. Happy eating.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on July 15, 2018, with the headline 'Healthier hawker fare all mapped out'. Print Edition | Subscribe