5 Healthier Choice at Mamak Restaurant

April 28, 2017

Mamak is a big part of our culture to many Malaysians. It has become a famous hangout spot for many students and working professions, including me. I remember spending a lot of time of my University life at a mamak, drinking teh tarik and having roti canai as my breakfast.

I mean everyone enjoys a cheap drink and food don’t we?

It’s no secret that Mamak is not the healthiest restaurant on the block. You don’t have to stop hanging out with your friends at the mamak just because you worry about getting fat — just eat healthier. These 5 food are among the best you can find in mamak store instead of Roti Canai.

1. Chapati

Capati is one of the healthiest options in mamak, and it is healthier than your favorite roti canai. This staple Indian flat bread is made of whole wheat flour, water, and a little oil and cooked in a skillet.

p/s: Whole grains are packed with nutrients, including protein, fiber, B vitamins, antioxidants, and trace minerals (iron, zinc, copper, and magnesium). A diet rich in whole grains has been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and some forms of cancer.

2. Naan

Naan is a leavened flatbread that is baked in a clay tandoor oven, hence it is way healthier and less oily compared to roti canai which usually prepared on a griddle with lots of oil.
Compared to Capati, Naan is more fulfilling. If you are feeling extra fancy, opt for Garlic Naan or Naan Cheese.

Dekat Melaka ada satu kedai naan cheese sedap dia sampai boleh terangkat bahu iaitu kedai

3. Tandoori Chicken

Tandoori chicken is usually cooked in a traditional clay oven, and it is a better for your health than ayam goreng. This plate of goodness is a popular Indian dish consisting of roasted chicken prepared with yogurt and spices.

Usually, we eat this Tandoori chicken with naan for an extra satisfaction.


4. Dhall Curry

Instead of chicken or fish curry, opt for Dhall curry as it has higher fiber content due to its high protein content and sometimes the vegetables such as carrot, long beans, that you can find in Dhall curry.

5. Mixed rice


Mixed rice means Nasi Campur that we can choose the dishes served by the restaurant and it is self-serving. This one is a little bit tricky because you have to be really careful with what you choose. It is best to cut down on white rice and filled it up with extra vegetables, and eat only the lean meat (such as Tandoori chicken) and avoid the gravy.

But, I need to remind this that if you love mamak so much, going there once or twice a month is fine but it's not suitable to go to mamak stall every day or frequently. 

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30 comments

  1. My goodness! Fav tuuuuu naan cheese makan dengan tandoori... Terlioq dah nih. Malam satgi bodek ayah ah. Hahaha... Hmm, tapi ada je yang tak suka makan mamak. Kite ada kawan-kawan yang takmau makan kat mamak LANGSUNG. Taktau paseipa.

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    1. Ikr, My fav is naan cheese jugak.. tapi mesti ada yang tak minat. dorang tak rasa lagi, tak tahu lah hahaha

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  2. jarang sgt sy ni g mamak. kalau g pn sbb terpaksa krn perut dah berkeroncong dan kedai lain tutup eps lps raya hahahaha

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    1. HAhaha, lepas raya tu tak payah pergi kedai pun takpe, rumah jiran banyak lagi lauk lebih hahahaha

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  3. roti nan and tandoori...wajib order hahaha

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  4. paq sik kandaqqq teruih sebut mamak mamak ni. T_T

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    1. Hahahah.. hi yana.. lapaq p la ajak kak makan huhuh

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  5. antara 5 nie, chapati je elsa tak makan wahahahaha

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  6. I don't really like to eat mamak! but surely would eat there for a nan cheese because their nan cheese is the best! kalau nasi, memang tak laaaa.

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    1. Amer pon kurang makan nasi campur sngat.. sebab dengar dari mulut2 org macam2 hahahha

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  7. Among your list, I only eat naan and tandoori if I go to mamak... hahaha..

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  8. Hafizzul Syafiq Hasaan29 April 2017 at 06:33

    Mamak murah ka ��, kedai mamak depan uni aku tu mahal ja aku tengok ��

    Btw good post

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    1. Hahahahaha... mamak depan uni hang dengan uni aku sama laaaa.. finally, hang sampai jugak dekat blog aku noh hehehe thank memeber :')

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  9. tandori chicken always be my favouriteee!

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  10. congratulation, you successfully making me feels like eating at mamak now at 3 in the morning :')

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    1. Thank you thank you.. memang niat pun sebab tu letak gamabr besar2 hahaha

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  11. saya suka nan cheese..feveret tuuu

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  12. Kalau pegi mamak memang attack kari kambing + telor sotong, hahaha. Tapi sekarang dah jaga2 body gitthewww, makan naan and tandoori je, kalau time lupa diri tu terorder juga naan cheese leleh.ahaha

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    1. Amboiiiii.. selera kalah orang lain aih. Amer boleh makan kambing tapi sikit je lah.. sebab badan jadi panas kalau banyak hmm sedih kan. tapi kalau dah kempunan tu.. tibai ja.. sakit cerita lain hahahha

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  13. Jarang sangat sy ke kedai mamak ��

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    1. Oh bagus la tuh. Save cost, masak sendiri hihi

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  14. kak ana love mamak's food. not only cheap but tasty as well. my all times menu for dinner was chapati(2 pieces for sure) and chicken tandoori, while for breakfast of course roti canai telur or tosei. =)

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    1. Eh samalah, cuma part chapati tu kurang sikit hahhaha... Since masuk uni nih... kena jimat lah sikit hahahha.. so mamak je lah mampu kahkahkahkah

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