Home-Made Bak Kwa

‘Bak’ = Meat (肉)+ ‘Kwa’ = Dried (干)
So, ‘Bak Kwa’ = Dried (and sweet and barbequed) meat slices!

It’s shocking how much the commercial market is selling for a kilogram of Bak Kwa, especially during the Chinese Lunar New Year. It could be as cheap as what we did here, or even cheaper, if the meat is purchased from a wholesaler. But then again, if one considers how much effort goes into making all these pieces of crispy treats, it’s really easy to forgive and forget.

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