Bakkwa (Chinese Pork Jerky)
Malaysians call it: bakkwa, rou gan or long yoke
Charred sticky-sweet-umami meat candy mmm!
Free of the coloring, additives and preservatives usually present in mass-produced versions, this delicious Chinese New Year staple is home-marinated in a secret recipe, pressed into sheets by hand, then grilled until the perfect flavor and texture is achieved.
Comes in rectangular sheets, in vacuum-sealed packs.
4 oz pack: approx. 2-3 jerky sheets of jerky, cut into small squares
8oz pack: 5-6 sheets
1 lb pack: 10-12 sheets
Refrigerate if not eating immediately.
Best consumed warm. Please reheat gently for 10 seconds in the microwave, or toast briefly in an oven.
Contains wheat, soy and anchovy extract.
*All orders are freshly handmade and may vary slightly in color or shape.
*If you have allergies and would like more information regarding ingredients, feel free to ask!
Felt made from scratch with real spices, but the flavor profile wasn't for me. Was missing something earthy and that umami punch.
In observance of Lunar New Year, I ordered the pork jerky from Sam Tan's Kitchen. I had been a previous customer and enjoyed Ms. Tan's wares very much in the past, so I looked forward to her spin on this meat product - and I was not disappointed. I sliced the jerky into strips, then followed her instructions and zapped the jerky in the microwave for a few seconds before eating. The spice was a perfect sweet/savory combination, exactly what I expected, and the chew was much more tender than I thought it would be. I didn't think jerky could legitimately be described as "succulent" ... but here we are! Excellent five-star work by Sam Tan's Kitchen once again!
Very good, very close to the ones in Malaysia or Singapore.
Slightly tougher than what we have in Singapore but the overall taste is good. There is a slightly more spicy taste similar to the kind in Malaysia.
The texture was close enough to the ones bought in Singapore Chinatown. It was a little dry and the taste needs to be slightly sweeter. Overall, it was close to but not enough to the ones I loved.