Bakkwa, also known as rougan, is a salty-sweet dried beef product akin to jerky that originated in China. Bakkwa is created using a Chinese technique for meat preservation and processing.
Sweet, savory, umami, meaty, and gratifyingly greasy, these gleaming squares speckled with charcoal char marks are sweet, savory, umami, meaty, and gratifyingly greasy in a manner that a cookie will never be. It’s manna from the CNY snack heavens — but only when you come across a piece that’s worth the (exorbitant) calories. We’ve all experienced the disappointment of eagerly biting into a slice only to discover it depressingly dry and tasteless.
We have listed down the top 10 finest Bak Kwa shops in Singapore to complete your CNY feast.
|Products||Charcoal Grilled Bak Kwa|
|Contact Details||+65 8852 9921|
|Address||32 New Market Rd, #01-1010 People’s Park Food Centre, Singapore 050032|
Bee Kim Heng has been selling traditional and delicious bak kwa to both locals and tourists since 1951. They believe in selling the highest quality products, thus all of the bak kwas they offer are 100% charcoal-grilled, giving you a unique flavor.
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Smokey charcoal grilled bak kwa, not too sweet, and not tough. Yummy! Ate 4 slices at one go! – Rach Q
Tried one sample which was very chewy and had that smoky barbecued fragrance… The lady seller is very friendly and this could be my regular haunt in the years to come if my relatives give the thumbs-up too!! – Sean Lee
Compared to many bak kwa stalls, this one fares better in terms of the smoky charcoal fragrance. Most bak kwas are charred and contain added color, this one’s just nicely done. – Yuka Leong
|Contact Details||+65 6969 1531|
|Address||8A Admiralty St, #05-31 Food Xchange @ Admiralty, Singapore 757437|
Golden Gourmet Bak Kwa was launched in 2018 with the goal of allowing newer generations to enjoy Freshly Grilled Bak Kwa in the same way that the founders did as children. Bak Kwa has been perfected by the aging of its recipe over more than 40 years, much like excellent wine. The flavor, softness, and unique charcoal scent are just what you’d expect from a superb Bak Kwa. In an industry where the last “new” flavor was invented decades ago, Golden Gourmet Bak Kwa is continuously pushing the boundaries. Experimenting to create exciting items that appeal to the younger generation and current flavor trends is a constant effort.
- Freshly Grilled Bak Kwa
- 40 Years of Perfection
- Fat Free
Probably the best bakwa in SG. The fact that it is a healthier bakwa makes eating eat feels less sinful too! would order again! – Rizky Budiyanto
Everything about golden gourmet is great! We tried the signature bak kwa few weeks back and it was pretty unforgettable… Tasty , yet not a single bit of the usual oily after taste or sore throat feeling after eating so much! 😅Try it everyone! – Cris Lim
FYI, your chilli bak kwa is the most tender & best flavoured… my Hubby’s impressed that your items are delivered in good condition i.e. well-packed & well-presented too! He commented “Good Admin” – Belinda Tan
|Contact Details||+65 6219 3397|
|Address||301 Upper Thomson Road, Thomson Plaza, #01-105, Singapore 574408|
Madam Ong opened her first bak kwa shop in 1969, inspired by the fervor and optimism of the newly formed Singapore. She established winning formulas through hard labor, and the heavenly aroma of her barbecued meat drew Singaporeans from all walks of life to partake in this tradition. After the natural aroma of the barbecued meat, the brand was dubbed “Fragrance” in Chinese.
With its tempting barbecued options as well as traditional Singaporean delicacies, Madam Ong’s heirs, the Tan family, have continued to champion the indomitable spirit of a post-independent Singapore. Fragrance has grown to become one of the region’s fastest-growing chains and a leader in barbecued meats thanks to every Singaporean’s pride in their gastronomic traditions.
- Highest Quality of Ingredients
- Customer Satisfaction
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|Contact Details||+65 6535 2536|
|Address||150 South Bridge Rd, #01-02, Singapore 058727|
Mr Lim Chwee Guan (), our great-grandfather, went out from his homeland of Anxi in Fujian, China () in the 1890s to come to Singapore, which was then known as Nanyang. He was an industrious and industrial young guy who worked long hours in several jobs and made ends meet. Nonetheless, his business ability would get the best of him. He was missing a particular dish, a Chinese delicacy that his parents used to prepare throughout the festival seasons.
Mr Lim hoped that the product would help him share a piece of his native culture with his adopted motherland. And thus the concept was formed. Bakkwa, or barbeque sliced pork, is the product they’re familiar with. In 1905, the younger Mr Lim established Kim Hock Guan at No.70 Rochor Road in the Bugis Area with the support of his elder brother, who was managing Law Hock Guan () on Hong Kong Street in Chinatown.
- Healthier Variety Offers
- Uniquely Traditional
Traditional bak kwa (barbecued pork) with a long history. The sliced pork bak kwa is not too oily and not over caramelized. – Beng Keong Chew
Delicious food and good service. – Megan Lim
|Contact Details||+656753 7707|
|Address||15 Woodlands Loop #03-35/36 Singapore 738322|
New Peng Hiang’s bakkwa are created with premium ingredients and traditional recipes, promising to produce the highest quality products. There are no preservatives, MSG, or artificial flavors added. Every slice of bakkwa has been handcrafted over bamboo sieves for more than 30 years. To bring out the aromatic flavor, the bakkwa is smoked for hours over charcoal.
- Best Quality Products
- Premium Ingredients
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|Price Range||Retail of Barbeque Pork Slices and Pork Floss|
BBQ Premium Pork Belly – $40 per 500g
BBQ Gourmet Traditional Pork Slice – $28.50/500g, $57/kg
BBQ Gourmet Traditional Chilli Pork Slice – $29.50/500g, $59/kg
BBQ Gourmet Gold Coin – $27.50/500g, $55/kg
BBQ Gourmet Traditional Pork Slice (vaccumed pack) – $14.80 for 200g, $37 for 500g
BBQ Gourmet Traditional Chilli Pork Slice (vacuumed pack) – $15.20 for 200g, $38 for 500g
BBQ Gourmet Traditional Mala Pork Slice (vaccuumed pack) – $15.60 for 200g, $39 for 500g
Original Pork Floss – $6.30 for 100g per can, $11.60 for 200g per packet
Chili Pork Floss – $6.60 for 100g per can, $12.20 for 200g per packet
Sesame & Seaweed Pork Floss – $6.80 for 100g per can, $12.60 for 200g per packet
|Contact Details||+65 6225 5257 or +65 62515748|
|Address||257 South Bridge Rd, Singapore 058806|
Kim Joo Guan’s traditional recipe has been an integral part of the Ong family spanning four generations, originating from Fujian, China and dating back to the early 20th century.
Their recipe retains its traditional taste and remains a heritage that continues to satisfy their valued customers from all over the world.
Whetting the appetites of three generations of Singaporeans with its traditionally prepared bak kwa (barbequed pork slices), Kim Joo Guan Pte Ltd has supplied five of Singapore’s most well-known bak kwa brands for more than 30 years.
Entering the family business at the young age of 13, Mr Ong Bon Seng began as an apprentice in his relative’s bak kwa shop. In 1977, beginning with its first set of premises at Lim Chu Kang, Mr Ong put in many hours to establish a clientele, often handling deliveries personally on his motorcycle.
Through gradual effort, Mr Ong slowly built up the business, increasing the demand for Kim Joo Guan’s bak kwa to eventually necessitate a move to larger premises in Woodlands, and to the current location of its production facilities today.
The ethos of Kim Joo Guan Pte Ltd and its Managing Director Mr Ong Bon Seng is that they insist on offering only the best quality in their bak kwa products, no matter what.
Giving the utmost attention to the standard of everything from raw ingredients to the preparation process, Kim Joo Guan Pte Ltd makes a point of using only 100% Australian grain-fed fresh pork, chilled instead of frozen to preserve the great taste of its bak kwa. This has won the food manufacturer a loyal clientele of fans, including a number of celebrities.
- Finest Quality
- Retain its Traditional Taste
The meat is a little dry but that is because i opened it after 2 weeks and i microwave it. It is a must try and and it will not dissapoint you. – Mohan
My favourite place to buy bak kwa. Great as gifts. – Jane N
Sells tasty bbq sliced pork-not too sweet. Usually long queue at the stall during Chinese New year. – Wai Pang Chan
|Contact Details||+65 6334 3958|
|Address||239 Victoria St, Bugis Village, Singapore 188028|
Bee Cheng Hiang is much more than a ‘bakkwa’ business. Their goal is to become Asia’s top food company, offering high-quality products and services to a global audience. Their clients may enjoy their products with peace of mind in a world where food safety is paramount. Their bakkwa is prepared entirely of natural ingredients, with no added meat tenderizer, preservatives, artificial flavorings or colors, or MSG.
- 100% Natural Ingredients
- Quality Products
As a die hard for bakkwa , Bee Cheng Hiang has always Been consistent to maintain their standings and standards. With their innovative ideas on new products. Banks remains their best seller’s. – Thomas Tan
Very nice Staff, especially Alex, very understanding and Helpful. – Bay Yong Sheng
Turning out that I really like the beef over an original pork. – Kanis Sirikasem
|Contact Details||+65 6655 6665|
|Address||22 Maju Ave, Singapore 556695|
Mr Teo Kim Tee began his Bak Kwa company in the 1970s with minimal knowledge of the Bak Kwa recipe. He finally came up with his own unique and special Bak Kwa taste and established his own brand “New Eastern (Kim Tee) Dried and Minced Pork” at the shophouse in Serangoon Gardens, thanks to his unwavering efforts, fervent interests, and tenacity.
- Original Taste
- High Quality
Recommended by a friend who is a loyal customer. Its really nice. Not so greasy kind for bakkwa and the nonya love letter is addictive. – Engsheng Teo
Been buying from them since my parents time. Used to their taste & texture. There are other branches opened by siblings and cousins since their grandparents. – Michael Chang
The bakkwa is not overly greasy and sweet enough. They grilling the bakkwa through traditional method by using charcoal oven. Its uniquely thin and tender nature, making it easy to chew. Very Delicious! – Lai Sam
|Contact Details||+65 6933 7230|
|Address||203 New Bridge Rd, Singapore 059429|
Lim Chee Guan has been a pioneer in bak kwa – Singapore’s traditional grilled beef slices – since 1938. Mr Lim Kay Eng originally opened his business in Chinatown, equipped with a recipe he created, using the finest ingredients and following the same rigorous technique. He worked hard for many long and tough years to earn the respect of bak kwa fans.
- Delicate Flavor
- Juicy Perfection
Overall = Very Good ! Bought IN Jan 2021 🙂 Taste still very good. Customer service is good. too. .Most important since i went so many weeks ahead of the Chinese new year, there is NO queue almost. Price is before the increase. – Jim
Super fast and efficient service, and decent queue time (~15 mins) Imo their bakkwa is one of the best in SG and pretty consistent. – B C
Their bak kwa is famous, but always sold out during Lunar New Year. Located in Chinatown, Singapore. – Jessica Yee
|Contact Details||+65 9684 8386|
|Address||335 Smith St, #02-36, Singapore 050335|
Mr Zhang Ziyue and Mr Lee Kok Keong founded Peng Guan in 2014 out of a shared love for the traditional festive treat – barbequed pig jerky, or bak kwa. Ziyue is no stranger to the bak kwa business. The couple would spend their weekends as hobby cooks, producing bak kwa and gifting them to friends and relatives, fueled by their interest and experience gained from growing up in the bak kwa business.
- Handmade Bakwa
- Most Authentic
- Consistent Texture
The bak kwa here is authentic and tastes amazing. Although it may not look very appetising, the taste certainly makes up for it and is a must try! If u are a bak kwa fan. – Derek Neo
Limited selection during CNY period. They do increase their price during CNY period but not as expensive compared to other brands. Went down to buy 2 times within a week. The buying experience is fast and good. – Seng Chai Loh
Best bak kwa in sg IMO. Tender and flavorful and comes in a nice vacuum-packed box. – Weizhe Lim
Frequently Asked Questions
What does Bak Kwa represent?
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Why is Bak Kwa so expensive?
The majority of the commodities are perishable and must be consumed within a month after purchase. As a result, customers have no choice but to purchase it during peak season, even if the price is greater. Price increases are less likely to affect commodities having a longer shelf life.
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