For most of us living in Asia, we love flavourful Asian food big on texture and taste, like our stir-fries and heritage street food. But some of these dishes can be rather unhealthy, especially when they use lots of oil and salt. Here, we ask Raja Jesrina Arshad, founder of online health and wellness platform PurelyB (www.purelyb.com), how to make Asian meals healthier but still as tasty.
Raja’s site, which features recipes as well as stories about nutrition, health and mindfulness, has a following in Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Australia and Hong Kong. The Kuala Lumpur-based Malaysian was the former head of digital marketing at satellite television and radio operator Astro. She founded PurelyB in 2015 and quit her job to run the site full time after a month.
Text: Rebecca Lynne Tan/The Straits Times / Photos: The Straits Times, 123rf.com, Pixabay