Living in Singapore, you would know that Singapore, this tiny red dot, island city is a Mecca of street food. It is the place for a superlative gastronomic existence…except if you happen to need to live a low carbohydrate lifestyle. Surviving in carb city is no easy feat and eating sans carb can be quite a challenge if you are used to a certain way of life. I remember the week I first started on the low carb journey, I realised it was the end of breakfast at hawker centers. No more bak chor mee pok, vegetarian bee hoon, roti prata or tau huay…I like to think that there are some stall owners who miss me :-). It was a wistful goodbye to a whole lot of food especially if you average 30g of carbs a day. Thankfully, I love cooking and it IS possible to survive well on a low carb lifestyle in an extremely carb-y world. Welcome to my life and a bunch of recipes that have ensured that I maintain rationality despite a constant assault of cravings. Welcome to my low carb world!
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Hi, I’ve just been diagnosed as prediabetic, and I’ve started gathering all the information needed to keep diabetes away. As a Singaporean, food is a big problem for me. We’re all foodies here in SG aren’t we … to say goodbye to bak chor mee is so heartrending. I’m thankful for your blog and the recipes (may I say hope?) you’re offering here to SG diabetic foodies :p Would love it if you could put a dedicated post for resources that diabetics in SG can use (like where to buy Lakanto, low carb noodles, etc). As for low carb recipes, please keep them coming … esp. for local dishes! Thank you!
Good idea! Let me work on that!