The Ultimate MALAYSIAN Healthy Food Swaps | Eat This. Not That. | Joanna Soh

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♥ My country, Malaysia is currently the FATTEST country in South East Asia. It’s sad! Most of us aren’t aware of how bad a food can be for us because we are used to eating this way. Or perhaps we just don’t care!
♥ Let’s stop this OBESITY epidemic worldwide and look at how we can make healthier food choices and still enjoy our local dishes when eating out.
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Here’s my take on Malaysian Healthy Food Swaps:
1) Fried Rice vs Economy Rice
2) Roti Canai vs Thosai
3) Nasi Lemak vs Nasi Kerabu
4) Fried Chicken vs Tandoori Chicken
5) Curry Noodles vs Clear Broth Noodles
6) Fried Popiah vs Seaweed Popiah
7) Pasembur vs Fruit Salad
8) Briyani Rice vs White Rice
9) Mixed Rice + Side Dishes
10) Banana Fritters vs Banana
11) Curry Puff vs Sweet Potato
12) Teh Tarik vs Teh O
13) White Coffee vs Coffee O

All these food swaps may seem difficult to begin with. But as we become more conscious of our eating habits and practice making better choices, you’ll start to notice the different on your body, your energy level and you will be saving yourself from all the diseases.

We are what we eat. We CAN make a difference today and that starts with each and every one of us. How are you making better food choices today? Let me know in the comments below.



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  1. Terima kasih 🙂 As not Malaysian I enjoy all this food without any swaps as it's just for a few days of my holiday 😉 But I will share this video between my Malaysian friends! Cheers!

  2. Would you mind create another videos more for Malaysian snacks? I am from Indonesia and we have shared similar cuisine/recipes by culture. Am not really sure what you call it in Malaysia, but I know we have shared Kuih Bugis, Bingka Ubi, kuih lapis etc. Looking forward into it. I enjoy whole your infos shared by your channel. Thanks to keep me always healthy!^^

  3. But its hard to find nasi kerabu where i live haha, i just eat what is available in my small kampung, guess thats why im overweight haha, but i am motivated everytime i watch ur videos Miss Joanna, thank you for doing what you do! I really appreciate it 🙂

  4. Thank you for this video! I hope to see more videos like this on Malaysian food swaps. Everybody knows we need to exercise to speed up weight loss but most fail when it comes to choosing the healthier meal.

  5. Since my country also located in south east asia, I always wondering are there any video about food choice with food that I actually eat? Most of video about food choices in youtube were based on western or european foods. Totally unrelatable.

    And booom! Your video came. It helps me understand how many calorie I ate. <s> I become hungry after watched this video </s>
    Thanks joooanaa..

  6. Thank you Joanna for making this video. It's extremely difficult to find English language contents on healthy and nutritious food that are easily available and don't cost a fortune in Malaysia.

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