These are the famous Lim Chee Guan bak kwa of Singapore. During Chinese New Year, where consumption of bak kwa is at it’s peak, people would queue for a day in front of their shop in Chinatown, just to buy some bak kwa. Many swear that Lim Chee Guan’s bak kwa is the best in Singapore.
These bak kwa are drier and as a result, less oily than most bak kwa in Singapore. They are grilled more thoroughly, which gives it a browner colour. It is also not as sweet as most bak kwa. In fact, it’s not sweet at all. Because of that, you can taste the slight smokiness taste in their bak kwa. I like the smokiness taste, which gives it a bit more depth and sophistication. However, I feel that it’s a tiny little bit on the dry side, making it more like jerky. Overall, I do like it.
Now, the main question is whether it is nice enough to justify those queues?
Frankly, it doesn’t. It’s good and I would buy from there again. But it doesn’t give me that amazing or surprising experience for me to queue so long for it.
Made in Singapore. Gift from a friend who most likely bought it from Singapore.