Bak Kwa is barbecue pork jerky and is widely available around the Chinese Lunar New Year celebration.
Made from minced pork marinated in fish sauce, light and dark soy sauce, cooking wine, sugar and 5 spice powder.
The meat is mixed and flattened, cut up into square shapes then grilled.
There are speciality Bak Kwa shops that sell the pork jerky and have recently made available, bak kwa in different shapes; mini rolls, balls and flat round bite size.
It’s akin to the idea of the American peperoni or the Spanish chorizo, definitely yummy, very more-ish and worth a try.
Where to find Bak Kwa: Bee Cheng Hiang along Burmah Road, Pulau Tikus
Heat Level: Non-Spicy.
If you can’t get to Penang or simply want to prepare this at home, why not try one of the cook books below: