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Bak Kwa Goes Upmarket With Fancy Recipes, Including A S$188 Iberico Pork One

If we were to rank all the Chinese New Year delicacies, Bak Kwa would rank near the top every single time.

While the original, sweet, jerky version is always a treat, it hasn’t stopped brands from whipping up something new. So if you are itching for a new take on the treat, here are 5 new reinvented Bak Kwas you can try this coming new year in Singapore. 


Hainan Story x  Fragrance: Bak Kwa Fried Rice with Spicy Pork Floss Chicken Cutlet – S$13.80

The well-known Bak Kwa brand and the famous Hainanese eatery have come together to whip up a Bak Kwa inspired dish. 

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Made with aromatic chicken rice, egg and of course, Fragrance Bak Kwa, the fried rice is accompanied with a delectable chicken cutlet and fluffy spicy pork floss. 

The companies have prided themselves with skillfully obtaining a “wok hei” taste for the fried rice using the Bak Kwa, giving a satisfactory fragrance to your meal. The meal comes with a complimentary pack of limited edition Hainan Story red packets, priced at S$13.80.


Hainan Story x Fragrance: Bak Kwa and Pork Floss Toast – S$2.80

Not content with only a cutlet fried rice, Hainan Story and Fragrance have created a delicious Bak Kwa and pork floss toast. Perfect for a light breakfast meal, the signature Fragrance Bak Kwa and pork floss is sandwiched between two thick and buttery toasts. 

Get a piece at S$2.80 a pop.

Both toast and fried rice is available from 25 January till 17 February 2021.

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Paradise Group’s Applewood Charcoal Grilled Spanish Iberico Pork Bak Kwa – S$158

Not for the faint of heart, this luxurious Spanish Iberico pork Bak Kwa is a must-try if you want to spice up your Chinese New Year.

Coming at a whopping S$158 for 10 pieces, you might be wondering if it’s worth it. 

Rest assured because Iberico pork is of the finest quality, and is famous for its perfect marbling and tenderness. Each piece of Bak Kwa is hand-smoked over a bed of US applewood, giving an fragrant honeyed smoke and a hint of wood. The pork is prepared right before collection, ensuring fresh crisped edges. 

Be sure to get a portion before it runs out as there is limited availability. It is available for pre-order now, only at the following outlets:

  • Taste Paradise (ION Orchard) 
  • Paradise Teochew (Scotts Square and VivoCity)
  •  Beauty In The Pot (Centrepoint) 
  • Canton Paradise (Marina Bay Sands  and Alexandra Retail Centre)
  • Paradise Classic (Resorts World Sentosa)
  • Paradise Dynasty (Wisma Atria)

PAZZION x Bee Cheng Hiang: Bak Kwa Aglio Olio – S$18

Talk about fusion dining. Another famous Bak Kwa brand has partnered with a footwear retailer to create this evolutionary dish. 

Bee Cheng Hiang is famous for making fresh Bak Kwa over low-burning flames using traditional bamboo sieves. Their Bak Kwa will sit on al-dente spaghetti aglio olio, full of aromatic garli and chilli flakes. 

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The pasta itself is S$18, but it is recommended to be paired with an Oriental Blessings Tea. The set would cost you S$20.80. It is an exclusive set to the PAZZION cafe at Jewel Changi Airport.


Janice Wong: Chocolate Bak Kwa Cookies – S$23.40

No you did not read that wrongly. 

Known for quirky treats, one of Janice Wong’s new CNY specials is a chocolate Bak Kwa cookie. Paring sweet chocolate together with savory chicken Bak Kwa, we’re sure if Janice Wong made it, we will just have to try. 

You can get this mind-boggling combination on their website and outlet or opt for delivery. But make sure to not visit her stores on 12 February because it will be closed.

Why not try some of these new Bak Kwa treats for a change. Could not hurt to expand the staple Chinese New Year snacks. Remember to share them with your 8 house guests, and have a safe and happy Chinese New Year.


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