Healthy Eating Workshop: Asian Cooking

The traditional Asian Diet revolves around rice, noodles, breads, millet, corn, and other whole grains, along with fruits, veggies, legumes, seeds, nuts, and vegetable oils. Fish and shellfish (or dairy) are optional each day, and eggs, poultry, and something sweet are usually consumed once a week. Red meat is allowed once a month.
People in Asian countries tend to have lower rates of cancer, heart disease, and obesity than Australians, and they typically live longer, too. Researcher’s suspect that owes largely to their diet: a low-fat, healthy eating style that emphasizes rice, vegetables, fresh fruit, and fish, with very little red meat.

In today’s class we made a Malaysian Laksa 🙂

Malay laksa

What’s so good about it.

Laksa lemak or curry laksa is a coconut-based curry noodle soup well loved by many Malaysians. It is also very popular in Australia and a well balanced dish featuring noodles, tofu puffs, bean sprouts, crispy vegetables with chicken or seafood served in a fragrant, spicy coconut soup. This dish is a perfect winter warmer but also great during summer when your taste buds are dying for some fresh, spicy flavours.

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