Here are the calories in Chinese New Year snacks equivalent to a bowl of white rice

Everything good is bad.

Mandy How |Belmont Lay | January 14, 2017 @ 04:22 pm


Post-Christmas feasting is cutting very close to Chinese New Year feasting this 2017, with Jan. 28 and 29 being the first two days of the New Year in the Chinese calendar.

As snacking has commenced again and there is no such thing as “just one” because it will be an exercise in futility, here is a handy cut-out-and-keep guide showing the calorie content of CNY snacks that is the equivalent to an average bowl of white rice containing 225 calories.

Note: On average, a woman requires around 1,800 calories a day while a man requires about 2,200. This number is also dependent on your lifestyle choices and daily activities.


1.5 slices of bak kwa – About 250 calories



7 pineapple tarts – About 255 calories



5 love letters – About 225 calories



10 prawn rolls – About 220 calories



6 kuih bangkit – 240 calories



4 kuih bahulu – 240 calories



1.5 slices of kueh lapis – 240 calories



5 crispy honeycomb – 250 calories



1 piece fried nian gao fritter – 220 calories



5 peanut cookies – 250 calories



5 mandarin oranges – 250 calories


And if rice wasn’t relatable enough, there’s also a chart comparing the more popular options to fast food:

Source: JadeIsabelle
Source: JadeIsabelle

Yeah. Let that sink in.

Let’s eat.


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About Mandy How

Mandy is a pantry rat. She eats everything in the pantry (except other people's food).

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