My name is Joyce, author of Eat What Tonight. Spending time in the kitchen has been one of my greatest therapeutic passion thus far even though I couldn't do it on a more often basis than I wish I could. I do not prized myself as a great cook or baker, after all I am a one-woman show in the kitchen and blogging scene. Nevertheless, I hope this little space of mine can aspire anyone like myself to appreciate and enjoy the best of oneself's efforts in every single home made dish.
Bak Kwa – a Chinese salty-sweet dried meat product similar to jerky, made in the form of flat thin sheets (translation from Wikipedia). It’s available throughout the year, but it’s particularly during Chinese Lunar New Year, people loves to queue up for this chinese delicacy. I remember the longest queue I ever entered into was around 2 hours for Lim Chee Guan during the festive period. Actually I am not really a bak kwa person, because most of the bak kwa are really tough to chew and difficult to swallow. But this particular brand of bak kwa is surprisingly quite tender and soft, especially so if you go for its hand-made sliced pork. As it is located in the food centre, it’s not quite possible to form a queue due to needed walking area, but still I got to wait 3 hours before I can get my stuffs! The stall doesn’t have enough of the hand-made sliced pork to go around and I didn’t really fancy the normal minced pork, so no choice, just got to wait. Even after 3 hours, I wasn’t able to get the quantity I wanted, because the stall was so clearly out of stock that they had to reject almost all customers that came along thereafter. Last night, the price was still going at $48 per kg but not sure about today or even next week. Try it and you will know the difference, especially for the bak kwa lovers. ^-^
Kim Hwa Guan Bak Kwa is located at :
Blk 32 New Market Road
#01-1022 People’s Park Food Centre