Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Bak Kwa

My first attempt at making Bak Kwa, by the time you read this post, it's already been eaten by my youngest son...lol

To see more step by step photos of the DIY Bak Kwa, you can view my food blog.

Bakkwa, or rougan is a Chinese salty-sweet dried meat product similar to jerky, made in the form of flat thin sheets. It is normally made from pork. For more information, please view source.

14 comments:

Squirrel said...

At first glance I thought it was a gemstone rock.

I would eat this --Is it as tough as jerky?

alicesg said...

Lol, I wish it was a gemstone. Nah...its texture is quite soft unless the person that BBQ it is not experienced.

Michelle said...

Oh I would eat this especially with the salty-sweet thing going on!

chrome3d said...

Looks good to me, although I don´t eat much whole meat anymore. That kind of meat would be served with fries in Finland.

LadyFi said...

I'm vegetarian so don't eat meat... but I'm sure it was good - right?

evlahos said...

Am I late?, I would like to taste it

Jules said...

Wow - I thought it was a big biscuit!!!!

I do love jerky but have only had beef.

alicesg said...

Hehehe...I thought I saw some of you drooling already. :)

Daniel J Santos said...

???

let me read the information.

Keropok Man said...

oooo. i love bak kwa!

when i was younger, i can eat a whole box of it at a sitting! hehe...

alicesg said...

Lol Keropok, that's a whole lot of money for 1 box of Bak Kwa and dont forget the long queues especially during chinese new year for the expensive bak kwa.

Keropok Man said...

is it only me or do you also realise that during CNY, the bak kwa does not taste as nice? They mass produce it and the taste is a bit different. I think the BBQ part, not so 'pang'.

Eating bak kwa during 'off peak' period is nicer. It's cheaper too! :-P

zakscloset said...

hmmm, pork jerkey? you know how to make it??? impressive!

alicesg said...

Keropok, I dont buy bak kwa during CNY anymore. Heard from soures that during CNY, the bak kwa would be deep fried in oil instead of BBQ. It would be so silly to queue up and buy these bak kwa so expensively during CNY. I am like you, eat them during off peak season (cheaper too)...lol.