5 best bak kwa in Singapore for Chinese New Year

5 best bak kwa in Singapore for Chinese New Year

Bak kwa is a Chinese New Year staple, but which brands sell the best bak kwa in Singapore? Here are five brands guaranteed to satisfy your taste buds.

The meat-lovers amongst us will know that bak kwa is a must-have for Chinese New Year. But with multiple brands touting to be the best bak kwa in Singapore, which ones are really worth your buck?

We’ve collected a list of the best bak kwa in Singapore, guaranteed to leave you savouring every bite.

Where to Buy the best Bak Kwa in Singapore?

1. Lim Chee Guan

With its long history of making traditional bak kwa and reputation for quality, this 80-year-old brand is definitely a favourite among many Singaporeans.

Those eager to get their hands on these should get in line, early. Lim Chee Guan is famous for its long queues, especially in the weeks leading up to Chinese New Year.

And it only has three stores – two in Chinatown, one at Ion Orchard and their Signature Pork Slices sell out very quickly.

2. Kim Joo Guan

This bak kwa brand may have only started selling their bak kwa directly to the public recently, but they’ve been in the bak kwa game for a long time. In fact, they have been supplying bak kwa to five famous Singapore bak kwa brands for the past 30 years!

Boasting only 100% grain-fed fresh pork from Australia, Kim Joo Guan promises great bak kwa with a juicy meat taste. Some bak kwa fans will tell you that Kim Joo Guan is superior to Lim Chee Guan, but we’ll leave it for you to decide!

Their flagship store is located along South Bridge Road.

3. Kim Hua Guan

For the traditional, charcoal grilled flavour, this stall at People’s Park Food Centre a go-to.

This hawker stall, which has been operating since the 1960s, grills its bak kwa in large piles over a charcoal grill in front of you. While this will assure you of its quality, it also means long snaking queues, as many customers like to bulk-order (though limited to 1-kg worth of bak kwa per customer) from this stall—be prepared to wait for about an hour or so.

Kim Hua Guan’s signature product is their machine-made ‘Traditional Square Minced Pork’, but they also sell a handmade sliced version. Orders are limited to a 1kg of bak kwa per customer.

4. Kim Peng Hiang

Aside from the traditional bak kwa, Kim Peng Hiang is known for their pineapple bak kwa.

Their humble store at Changi Road sees patrons queue for hours waiting for its famous bak kwa! What’s more, they also boast fixed pricing for their goods even during peak season such as Chinese New Year!

5. Bee Cheng Hiang

Bee Cheng Hiang’s name is almost synonymous with bak kwa. With branches in more than 71 cities around the world, including Hong Kong, Beijing and Seoul, this home-grown brand is Singapore’s representative of bak kwa globally.

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Bee Cheng Hiang Bakkwa Lo Hei

Try their juicy bacon bak kwa, a popular favourite amongst Singaporean locals. Their products also have no added MSG, preservatives or food colouring so you can be sure of not just the great taste but also the quality. The brand has also created its very own bak kwa yusheng, called the Bakkwa Lo Hei which is available this 2019 Chinese New Year!

With the coming Year of the Pig, serving up this pork delicacy to their friends and family has gained even more significance. Serve this CNY staple and other snacks to make your New Year even tastier!

Written by

Abigail Ang