It's the Year of the Ox, and they say work hard (like the ox), play hard and eat well, right? But maybe exercise some restraint and not eat too well when it comes to the CNY snacks, which are infamously high in calories. You don't want to be bursting out of your Chinese New Year cheongsam even before Feb 12. To put things in perspective, we help you compare the calories in popular CNY snacks, against the calories in bubble tea, since the sugary drink is still so immensely popular.
So if you wanna know how many cups of bubble tea you'd be able to drink if you didn't have that slice of bak kwa or those four pineapple tarts, look no further. In the end, it's all about balance and perspective, right? If you ate that kueh lapis, then maybe you shouldn't have Tiger Sugar today. If you die die must have your Koi with bubbles on CNY Day 2, then resist the temptation to crack open that packet of salted egg fish skin. There, calories just got a bit easier to understand, right?
Graphics by Pyron Tan