The Land of Bakkwa
Home-grown brand, Bee Cheng Hiang, is now offering more than just Barbecued Pork slices (Bakkwa or
Bakkwa is no longer just a delicacy that is consumed during special occasions like Chinese New Year. People now consume this salty-sweet dried meat (similar to jerky) all year round. And Bee Cheng Hiang made ‘Bakkwa’ even fancier by incorporating Bakkwa as a key ingredient into contemporary fusion dishes. To me, it was a revelation as I never knew that Bakkwa could be so versatile as an ingredient.
All About Bee Cheng Hiang
I literally grew up with this household brand of Bakkwa since young. As kids back in those days, we would always look forward to having some glistening Bak Kwa slices. It’s a home-grown brand that all Singaporeans are familiar with.
It started since 1933 and had been using the same recipe to prepare their Bakkwa till today. They pride themselves on the use of natural and premium ingredients only. Their Bakkwa contains no MSG, preservatives, meat-tenderiser and artificial flavouring.
Today, Bee Cheng Hiang is one of the largest Bakkwa retailers in the world and during festive periods like Chinese New Year, they are often swarmed with many Bakkwa orders. If you have not stocked up on your CNY goodies yet, hurry before it’s too late!
Bee Cheng Hiang Grillery
Here’s their new Coconut EZ Mini crunchies!
These mini EZ crunchies come in small candy-sized packs which made it so much more convenient to enjoy pork floss without causing a mess.
Roast Your Own Bakkwa to Perfection
I love my Bakkwa to be slightly charred at the edges. But some preferred to have Bakkwa which are not too charred. A perfect solution to this is to grill your own Bakkwa. You can now have a hands-on experience of grilling some Bakkwa slices over their charcoal barbecue pit at their air-conditioned store. And the best part? You are spared from sweating buckets and having your clothes reeked with the smoky aroma of roasted meat.
Nonetheless, you can also purchase ready-barbecued Bakkwa like these delicious coin-shaped Bakkwas. It’s my favourite type of Bakkwa.
It’s a Floss-y Haven here
Are you a fan of pork floss? You can find a variety of meat floss from fish, chicken to pork.
You can even find fancy meat floss like their Seaweed Krispee Frostee has which seaweed and sesame bits in it.
Very soon, you will be able to make your own piping hot pork floss at this station here.
Bistro and Wine Cellar
That’s not all! The grillery also houses a bistro and wine cellar. Apparently, Bakkwa goes well with wine too. I can attest for that! The tannins in the red wine help to balance out the savoury and smoky flavour of the Bakkwa.
You can order by the glass or bottle here. If you are not a fan of wine, there’s also a selection of non-alcoholic beverages like hot chocolates, coffees and teas to choose from.
What’s new at the Bistro?
Recently, they have just added three new tantalising dishes
Bakkwa Lo Hei ($18.80)
This gourmet fusion
Instead of the crispy golden pillow crackers, they used fried enoki mushrooms. It is definitely an interesting spin on the traditional Lo Hei.
Truffle Bakkwa Tart ($4.50 per tart)
These mouth-watering tarts are a crowd-pleaser. The taste is very refined and I love the burst of truffle flavour which made this pastry so delectable. Each tart is topped with thin Bakkwa shavings that adds just a tad meaty flavour to it. To round off this dish, you can pair it with a glass of white wine.
Croissant Sandwich ($7.90)
This will make a good Sunday brunch item. The stuffed croissant comes with housemade potato chips and mesclun salad.
There’s also a monster version of the croissant sandwich which is stuffed with more bakkwa.
If you were to dine at their bistro, be sure to try out their DIY sliders too. It is their one of the signature dishes at their bistro. It comes with a perfect
It’s one of the best ways to enjoy
It was fun assembling your own sliders too.
Experience the true magic of bakkwa right here!