Here’s a List of Common Local Food & Their Calories That You Won’t Want to Know


Last Updated on 2023-03-05 , 10:10 am

Despite our diverse culture in Singapore, we have several typical local dishes that we enjoy almost daily.

Singaporeans love food, and eating places are present everywhere.

Whether it’s the neighbourhood Kopitiam downstairs, your house or the restaurant, these famous local dishes are still everywhere.

Here’s a list of these familiar dishes; you may be shocked at how many calories each food consists of!

Hainanese Chicken Rice – 618 kcal

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One of Singapore’s national dishes, the Hainanese Chicken Rice, can be found anywhere, ranging from hawker stalls to atas restaurants.

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Long queues are always spotted for this chicken rice in hawker stalls, and it’s a dish everyone turns to if they cannot decide what to eat for lunch.

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Mee Rebus – 555 kcal

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Mee Rebus is popular for the sweet yet slightly spicy curry-like gravy, a renowned delicacy in Singapore and our neighbouring countries.

Slice Fish Beehoon Soup – 349 kcal

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The one dish in Kopitiam which we thought may be the most healthy, this slice of fish bee hoon, proves us wrong.

Consisting of at least 349kcal, you have a rough idea of how long you need to exercise to burn these calories away.

Nasi Lemak – 494 kcal

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We all love comfort food from time to time, even though our beloved fried chicken wings, fried ikan billis, and fragrant rice paired with some sambal chilli are so high in calories.


It is almost impossible not to love Nasi Lemak, so moderation is key.

Pontian Wanton Mee (Dry) – 511 kcal

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Most of us immensely love this dish. However, to your dismay, you now know its high-calorie content, and there is no turning back.

Nasi Briyani with Mutton – 752 kcal

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Nasi Briyani is one of the famous local dishes that many indulge in. How do we resist the savoury aroma of the Basmati rice?

Paired with mutton and thickened gravy, this is indeed a satisfying meal one can have. We already know this dish is high in calories, but 752 kcal is hard to accept.

Fried Hokkien Noodles – 522 kcal

You start wondering why this dish has so many calories. It only consists of noodles, prawns and sambal chilli.

Spaghetti Bolognese – 476 kcal

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One of the more popular western dishes in Singapore, spaghetti is greatly loved by people of all ages.

With spaghetti noodles so high in carbohydrates, it’s time to start planning when to head to the gym.

Char Kway Teow – 742 kcal

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Considered one of the most famous local food, Char Kway Teow rarely disappoints. 742 kcal? No problem.

 Chilli Crab – 378 kcal

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Here comes the most popular seafood dish almost all locals love! And 378 kcal?

It’s just for one portion, around 500g. We may need some detox tea after all.