War on diabetes: An inside look

One known Law for healthier Teochew kueh

From hawkers to schools, many players have emerged in Singapore's war against diabetes, which was first declared in 2016. This is the first in a series examining the efforts at the frontlines of this expansive battle.

Madam Wee Ling Kue, 67 and Mr Chan Pak Seng, 68 - the owners of Original Tiong Bahru Golden Pig & Roasted - are among those at Tiong Bahru Market who are using wholegrains in their dishes.
Madam Wee Ling Kue, 67 and Mr Chan Pak Seng, 68 - the owners of Original Tiong Bahru Golden Pig & Roasted - are among those at Tiong Bahru Market who are using wholegrains in their dishes. ST PHOTOS: LEE JIA WEN
Mr Law Teng Hwa, 59, the owner of Tiong Bahru Teochew Kueh, with his different kueh versions. His most popular offering mixes brown and white rice along with black beans, peanuts and shrimp.
Mr Law Teng Hwa, 59, the owner of Tiong Bahru Teochew Kueh, with his different kueh versions. His most popular offering mixes brown and white rice along with black beans, peanuts and shrimp. ST PHOTOS: LEE JIA WEN
Mr Cheong Kwok Kee, 68, the owner of Chow Kee stall, said sales have not fallen since he replaced his white vermicelli with a wholegrain version.
Mr Cheong Kwok Kee, 68, the owner of Chow Kee stall, said sales have not fallen since he replaced his white vermicelli with a wholegrain version. ST PHOTOS: LEE JIA WEN
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Ms Betty Ng, 73, went with a friend to Tiong Bahru Market, all the way from Ghim Moh where they live, because they had heard of a stall there that offered healthier versions of Teochew kueh, with whole grain rice.

The two women were almost too late. They reached the stall - also called Teochew Kueh - around 11am and learnt that sometimes, by that hour, its offerings would have been sold out.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 19, 2018, with the headline One known Law for healthier Teochew kueh. Subscribe