These newer or lesser-known brands will surprise you
How many different ways can you make bak kwa? As the wide range of shops out there show, the options are endless. Some brands offer the popular pork jerky snack in unique flavours (pineapple bak kwa, anyone?), while some use special imported ingredients. There are also the fan-favourite brands, such as Bee Cheng Hiang and Lim Chee Guan, that have been running in Singapore for decades, those that we always return to every Chinese New Year for bak kwa we know will not disappoint us.
If you want to expand your bak kwa palate and try new brands, though, we’ve put together just the list for you. Rediscover your love for the smoky savoury snack through the following brands, while beating the hours-long queues during the festive period!
1. Kim Peng Hiang
One of the biggest reasons we go back to Kim Peng Hiang over and over again is for the price – unlike most other brands, they keep their bak kwa prices fixed during the festive period! So even if you’re doing some last-minute shopping just before Chinese New Year, you won’t have to suffer a huge price surge. If you’re feeling adventurous, you’ve got to try the Pineapple BBQ Pork (there are actual pineapple chunks mixed with the pork). There’s also the Sliced Royal Pork Bak Kwa ($24 for 500g, $48 per kg) for those who still love the traditional taste.
465 Changi Road, Singapore 419886