dimanche 8 mai 2011

Chinese in Malaysia.. They Eat Well, Dont they?

You are lucky to have befriended a chinese family in the food business, said my best friend in Asia, who lives in Kuala Lumpur. If you had befriended any one else, you wouldnt be eating so well. It certainly is true.



just look what I have taste in just two days..
Crayfish fried with dried chili
Prawn cooked iwth salted Egg
Shark Fin Soup with Carb Meat
Stir fried sweet potato shoots with garlic
Seaweed Soup
Steamed Herbal Chicken wrapped with aluminum foil

Chicken Bojari
Nasi Lemak
Char Keow Teow

Assam Laksa
Curry Laksa

Claypot preserved red beancurd vegetables
Oyster sauce chicken
Homemade beancurd filled with soy sauce
Fried Cod Fish with oats
Four seasons dishes on a plate

No wonder the Malaysian Chinese have better health statistics than the other two major racial groups in this country: The Indians with their highest rate of Diabetes and the Malays with their highest rate of Obesity. Malaysia now ranks the highest in Asia and one of the highest in the world in Childhood Obesity.
The Chinese Health Statistics reflect the care and the money the chinese spend in preparation and consumption of good quality food, whether in house or dining out which they do very often.
Their lifestyle in the commercial world does predispose them to High Bloo Pressure and some of the heart diseases, but the time would come when the Chinese Community would learn non western ways of preventing theses diseases which would make Heart Centers and Dialysis centers less necessary.
With changes in Lifestyle it is possible to prevent Cardiac Diseases and also to arrest the progression of Cardiac diseases. I wish my chinese friends well, so that they can be a beacon of hope for the Malay and Indian communities who suffer much more from Cardiac and Kidney diseases than the Chinese.

I am happy to be eating so well in the company of my chinese friends in Malaysia..None of whom would need a consultation with a Cardiologist! Hurrah..