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!
3. Kim Hwa Guan
Owned and run by a family, this stall at the People’s Park Food Centre has been around since the 1960s, amassing a loyal following over the years. Made fresh on the spot, the bak kwa does require a bit of a queue, but you can watch the staff grill huge stacks of the pork piece by piece over the charcoal, and when you’re finally rewarded with deliciously smoky bak kwa, it will be all worth the wait. The Kim Hwa Guan sliced square pork is available at $58 per kg, but prices do increase during the Chinese New Year period.
32 New Market Road, People’s Park Cooked Food Centre, #01-1022, Singapore 050032