Bak Kwa also is known as called rou gan (肉干), is a dried and savoury meat that typically takes the kind of thin square pieces and is generally made from pork. Bak Kwa and rou gan actually means “dried meat” in Hokkien and Mandarin respectively. Originated from China, Bak Kwa has actually ended up being a preferred regional treat in Singapore, especially during throughout Chinese New Year.
Kim Joo Guan
257 South Bridge Road
Serving for 3 generations in Singapore, Kim Joo Guan is one of the widely known Bak Kwa brand for more than 3 decades.
At the age of 13, Mr Ong Bon Seng started as a pupil in his loved one’s Bak Kwa store. In 1977, Mr. Ong started his own Bak Kwa shop at Lim Chu Kang. Back then, Mr. Ong distributed his Bak Kwa directly to his customers on his motorbike.
Soon, Mr Ong gradually accumulated his business, boosting the need for Kim Joo Guan’s bak Kwa to transfer to bigger facilities in Woodlands.
Bee Cheng Hiang
Mr Teo is motivated and devoted to creating high-quality Bak Kwa despite the physical hardship.
Selling in Chinatown relentlessly, Mr Teo started Bee Cheng Hiang. Today, Bak Kwa has actually taken its place as an important duty in this joyful festive period.
Lim Chee Guan
People’s Park Complex #01-25, 1 Park Rd, Singapore 059108
Lim Chee Guan has one of the tastiest Bak Kwa in Singapore. Throughout the cheery Chinese New Year period, you will need to anticipate queueing for at least one hour for their well-known Bak Kwa at their primary store in Chinatown.
Kim Peng Hiang
465 Changi Rd, Singapore 419886
They are well-known for the density of the meat slices and also the popular marinated mix with pineapple. It is believed that the mixing of pineapples together with the slices of meat are for the tenderising reason.
Sang Hock Guan
HDB Ang Mo Kio #01-446, 163 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4 (S)560163, 560163
Located in Block 163 Ang Mo Kio Ave 4, Sang Hock Guan is a hidden gem on the North side of Singapore. Sang Hock Guan’s bak Kwa is a thicker slice, but do go for their chilli flavour. It’s fantastic!