1. Black Truffle & Yuzu Bak Kwa
Old Seng Choong is taking bak kwa to the next level with their luxe Black Truffle Bak Kwa ($48.80/500g). East meets West in this marriage of flavours, as charcoal-grilled Brazilian Pork is fused with a blend of fragrant summer black truffle paste and white truffle oil.
Another unique option is the Yuzu Bak Kwa ($48.80/500g) for something more tart and refreshing. The Yuzu Bak Kwa is made with Old Seng Choong’s signature minced pork recipe, flavoured with yuzu juice and zest. Get these bak kwa’s instore at Old Seng Choong’s Clarke Quay Central or Marina Bay Sands outlets, or order online here.
2. Tempeh Bak Kwa
Back by popular demand after being sold out last year, Angie’s Tempeh is finally bringing back their famed Tempeh Bak Kwa ($68)! Handcrafted right here in Singapore, the Tempeh Bak Kwa is completely vegan and allium-free.
Each piece is lovingly made, marinated in Angie’s secret sauce, barbequed, then aburi-ed on high heat to give it that signature char and caramelised crunch of conventional bak kwa. If you want to try Angie’s famous Tempeh Bak Kwa, better be quick and place your pre-orders here before they sell out again!
3. Fresh Black Truffle & Gold Leaf Bak Kwa
Possibly the bougiest bak kwa option on this list, Tablescape Restaurant & Bar’s Josper Grilled Bak Kwa with Fresh Black Truffle Shavings ($68/600g) is truly a treat. Made entirely in-house, this bak kwa is marinated for hours in a complex mix of sauces and aromatics, including oyster sauce, brandy, truffle paste and more.
These Premium Kurobuta Bak Kwa ($38/450g) from Fragrance are too adorable to eat! Shaped like charming little pigs, these bak kwa pieces will look great on your table of CNY treats.
We’re all familiar with pineapple tarts, but pineapple bak kwa?! Don’t knock it till you try it: New Peng Hiang’s Pineapple Bak Kwa ($28/500g) might just surprise you! This bak kwa is a unique blend of sweet and savoury, with actual bits of fresh pineapple bits and pulp within the charcoal-grilled minced pork jerky that makes it chewy and crunchy at the same time.
Alcohol and bak kwa? This unlikely pairing is made reality with XiShi Bak Kwa’s Stout Sliced Meat Bak Kwa ($29)!
If you’re more adventurous, try something more exotic like the BBQ Crocodile Meat Bak Kwa ($20/130g) by Hu Zhen Long. Crocodile meat is known to be low-fat, low-cholesterol and high-protein, so maybe that’ll help ease the guilt of all the CNY binge-eating.
For a more approachable option, go for their Lobster Bak Kwa (from $20/220g), offering a refreshing seafood flavour. Get Hu Zhen Long’s funky and unique bak kwas here.
8. Soy & Mushroom Bak Kwa
Bak Kwa but make it #health with Friendly Vegetarian’s Friendly BBQ Snack ($6.95/25g)! Who said vegetarians can’t enjoy this staple CNY snack?