Eating just one slice will take you two hours and 15 minutes of walking to burn off!
Per serving (1 slice, 94g): 370 calories
Expect your blood sugar to spike when you eat kueh lapis, no thanks to the copious amounts of butter, flour and sugar in it. It’s best savoured occasionally.
Per serving (2 slices, 100g): 475 calories
Relish every bite of this crumbly, nutty treat because you’ll probably be thinking about how to work it off later.
Per serving (6 pieces, 60g): 306 calories
Pineapple tarts are laden with sugar – each serving contains a whopping 14 teaspoons – that’s more sugar than what’s in a can of coke (330ml).
Per serving (4 pieces, 80g): 373 calories
Dried shrimp rolls (hae bee hiam)
These crispy and spicy shrimp rolls are deep fried, making them high in saturated fat which can increase your bad low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels.
Per serving (14 pieces, 63g): 319 calories
Exercise portion control – this snack usually comes in packets weighing 80 to 100g. Share this treat with your friends and family so you won’t overindulge.
Per serving (80g): 339 calories
Peanut sesame candy
This sticky, chewy candy contains rock sugar – lots of it. It’s all about eating in moderation.
Per serving (2 pieces, 86g): 436 calories
These seemingly small and innocent cookies are so sinful so don’t go too crazy when it comes to munching on them in front of the TV.
Per piece: 82.8 calories
Green pea cookies
You might think that green peas are healthy but these sweet treats are actually terrible for your waistline. Oh, and they don’t count towards your 5 servings of fruits and veggies a day ok?
Per piece: 53.33 calories
We absolutely adore kueh lapis! Who can say no to an extra slice right? Wrong! This layer cakes has oodles of butter in between all those luscious layers that go straight to the hips.
Per slice: 157 calories
Love letters are not only pretty to look at, they also taste amazing. Guess what else? They’re loaded with extra calories. You’re gonna need a letter from your doctor after devouring these over CNY.
Per piece: 112 calories
Nian Gao is a popular staple every Chinese New Year but the calorie count makes us shudder with fear.
Per serving (1 two-cm slice): 482 calories
(Text by Jillian See, Shape / Additional reporting by Natalya Molok)