Best Bak Kwas You Can Buy Without Queueing This CNY (2021)
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Best Bak Kwas You Can Buy Without Queueing This CNY (2021)

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With the Lunar New Year of the Ox right around the corner, what better way to celebrate the auspicious season than with a not-so-healthy serving of Bak Kwa!

One of the top few must-have snacks of the season, no home is truly complete without a platter of this sweet, savoury porky goodness.

only eat one piece of bak kwa meme
Source: Memecrunch

To help you gear up for a feast, here’s a list of our top recommended Bak Kwa stores you’d have to visit to get your share this Chinese New Year.

This year’s Chinese New Year will be slightly different as some Bak Kwa stores are moving their sales online due to COVID-19 restrictions.

But that means a yay for us hungry consumers – no more queueing just to get some of this goodness!

If you prefer heading down to the store, there will still be walk-in purchases available for most outlets.

TL;DR: List of Best Bak Kwa Establishments to Purchase Online Or In-Store This CNY 2021

Best Bak Kwa To Buy Online and In Stores Singapore CNY Chinese New Year 2021

EstablishmentPrice (500g)LocationOpening HoursAvailable Online?
Bee Cheng Hiang $2849 outlets across Singapore VariesYes
Fragrance $22.40Various outlets: Star Vista, Clementi, Bedok, The Centrepoint, etc. Varies Yes
Hu Zheng Long$30Main Outlet: 14 Sago Street

272 South Bridge Road
10am to 8pm, DailyYes
Kim Hock Guan$28 South Bridge Road, Bedok North Street 5, 180 Bencoolen Street Mon - Fri, 10am to 7pm

Sat, 10am to 8pm

Sun, 11am to 7pm
No
Kim Hock Seng $24570 Geylang Road, Lorong 3410.30am to 10.30pm, DailyNo
Kim Hwa Guan$29People's Park Food Centre, #01-1022

32 New Market Road
9am to 7pm, DailyYes
Kim Joo Guan$28.50257 South Bridge Road9.30am to 8.30pm, DailyYes
Kim Peng Hiang$24465 Changi Road9am to 6pm, DailyNo
Lim Chee Guan $344 Outlets - 203 New Bridge Road, People's Park Centre Complex, Ion Orchard and Jewel Changi AirportVaries Yes
New Eastern Kim Tee$27Main Outlet: 22 Maju Avenue, Serangoon Garden

210 Toa Payoh Lorong 8, #01-69

51 Old Airport Road, #01-112

147 Potong Pasir Ave 1, #01-85

Tangs Orchard
10am to 9pm, DailyYes
New Peng Hiang $24Manufacture outlet. Available online.- Yes
Peng Guan Bak Kwa$24Chinatown Complex, #02-368am to 8pm, DailyYes
Friendly Vegetarian$19.26Block 421 Ang Mo Kio Ave 10, #01-1165

Block 14 Pasir Panjang #01-24, Wholesale Centre
Mon - Sat, 8am to 6pm

Public Holidays, 8am to 1pm
Yes

Friendly PSA: Expect prices to increase slightly week on week towards Chinese New Year!

Bee Cheng Hiang

bee cheng hiang bak kwa
Source: Bee Cheng Hiang

Starting off with Singapore’s favourite household bak kwa brand, Bee Cheng Hiang boasts smoky rich bak kwa that has the right balance of sweet and savoury.

You can get yours at one of the 48 outlets located across Singapore, or online as well.

  • Opening Hours: Varies
  • Outlets: Located throughout Singapore
TypeWeightPrice
Applewood Sliced Pork Bak Kwa (Currently OOS online)300g - 1kgFrom $19.80
Sliced Pork500g - 1kg$28 - $56
Minced Pork500g - 1kg$27 - $54
Gourmet Fusion500g - 1kg$34 - $68
Golden Coin500g - 1kg$28 - $56
Sliced Beef500g - 1kg$33 - $66
Chilli Pork500g - 1kg$29 - $58
Sliced Chicken500g - 1kg$28 - $56
Chicken Coin500g - 1kg$28 - $56

Where to Order: Website

Fragrance

Bak kwa fragrance
Source: Fragrance 

By now, Fragrance is a household name to many Singaporeans and their Bak Kwa outlets can be found in many shopping mall outlets.

So it will be easy for you to grab a pack on your way home as well!

  • Opening Hours: Varies
  • Outlets: Located throughout Singapore
TypeWeightPrice
Signature Sliced Tender Bak Kwa500g - 1kg$22.40 - $44.80
Bak Kwa Strips500g $22.40
Chicken Bak Kwa500g $22.40
Chilli Bak Kwa500g$23.20
Gold Coin Bak Kwa500g$22.40
Mala Bak Kwa300g$13.80
Bacon Bak Kwa300g$19.20

Where to Order: Website, Qoo10

Delivery Fee: Free next day delivery for orders above $48

Hu Zhen Long

bak kwa durian
Source: @augustgay78 | Instagram

Intend to surprise your guests this Lunar New Year with never seen before Bak Kwa flavours?

Then look out for Crocodile meat, BBQ lobster or durian-flavoured Bak Kwa at this establishment!

  • Opening Hours: Daily, 10am to 8pm
  • Main Outlet: 14 Sago Street
  • 2nd Outlet: 272 South Bridge Road
TypeWeightPrice
Traditional BBQ Pork Bak Kwa250g - 500g$15 - $30
BBQ Beef Bak Kwa4 individually vacuum-packed pieces$20

Where to Order: Shopee

Delivery Fee: $1.49 for orders below $30

Kim Hock Guan

Source: Kim Hock Guan 

Operating since 1905, Kim Hock Guan easily remains as one of the oldest Bak Kwa stores in town.

Instead of using minced pork, their unique recipe calls for traditionally sliced pork, giving their Bak Kwa a completely new mouth feel.

  • Opening Hours: Mon – Fri, 10am to 7pm. Sat, 10am to 8pm. Sun, 11am to 7pm.
  • Chinatown Outlet: Fook Hai Building, #01-02
  • Bugis Outlet: The Bencoolen, #01-25
TypeWeightPrice
Traditional BBQ Sliced Pork500g - 1kg$28 - $56

Kim Hock Seng

bak kwa
Source: @doudoupea | Instagram

Did you know… the owner/chef of Kim Hock Seng still insists on making and cooking Bak Kwa in its original round shape form before cutting it into its widely known square shape!

They are also famous for their honey bacon bak kwa which honestly sounds delicious.

  • Opening Hours: Daily, 10.30am to 10.30pm
  • 570 Geylang Road, Lorong 34
TypeWeightPrice
Traditional BBQ Sliced Pork500g - 1kg$24 - $48 (price unconfirmed during time of writing)

Kim Hwa Guan

Kim hwa guan bak kwa
Source: Miss Tam Chiak 

Drop by on weekend mornings and you’re probably met with hour-long queues.

This is easily one of the top contenders in our Bak Kwa list.

What differentiates them from the rest is their commitment to the marinade. Essentially, this means that your Bak Kwa remains in its gloriously glazed crunchy texture – the way it’s originally meant to be.

  • Opening Hours: Daily, 9am to 7pm
  • Outram Outlet: People’s Park Food Centre, #01-1022
  • Toa Payoh Outlet: 127 Lor 1 Toa Payoh, #02-40, Singapore 310127
TypeWeightPrice
Traditional Chili Square Minced Pork500g - 1kg$28 - $56
Traditional Slice Square Pork500g - 1kg$29 - $58
Traditional Square Minced Pork (Signature) 500g - 1kg$27 – $54

*Minimum online order of 5kg to check-out.

Where to Order: Website

Delivery Fee: $15

Store Pickup: From 10am to 8pm

Kim Joo Guan

Source: Kim Joo Guan 

Using only chilled 100% Australian grained-fed fresh pork, you know they take their Bak Kwa craft very seriously here.

For a sweeter, more natural tasting Bak Kwa, this is the place you want to order from.

  • Opening Hours: Daily, 9.30am to 8.30pm
  • 257 South Bridge Road
TypeWeightPrice
Premium Pork Belly Bak Kwa500g$40
Gourmet Traditional Bak Kwa500g - 1kg$28.50 – $57
Gourmet Chilli Bak Kwa500g - 1kg$29.50 – $59
Gold Coin Bak Kwa500g - 1kg$27.50 – $55

Where to Order: Website

Delivery Fee: $15

Store Pickup: From 3pm to 8pm

Kim Peng Hiang

Source: Miss Tam Chiak

Kim Peng Hiang has long been proven wildly popular with its charcoal-grilled pineapple bak kwa (they claim to be the first ones for this!).

While it does not have any website, its snaking queues every Chinese New Year shows just proves how delicious they are.

They have also secured the top position in a couple of bak kwa articles, so do give it a try if you’re willing to brave the queues during CNY!

  • Opening Hours: Daily, 9am to 6pm
  • 465 Changi Road
TypeWeightPrice
Sliced Royal Pork 500g - 1kg$24 - $48
Pineapple BBQ Pork500g$26

Lim Chee Guan

lim chee guan bak kwa
Source: Lim Chee Guan | Facebook

Lim Chee Guan is a very popular brand in Singapore, as proven by how its website was down for days right after it announced that pre-orders are available online.

While their pre-order site is still down due to overwhelming response, fret not as stocks are still available.

All updates will be announced via their Instagram and Facebook page.

With no 3rd party delivery vendor, the only way you can get their signature bak kwa is to pop by any of their 4 outlets in Singapore.

  • Opening Hours: Varies
  • Outlets: 4 Outlets – 203 New Bridge Road, People’s Park Centre Complex, Ion Orchard and Jewel Changi Airport
TypeWeightPrice
Signature Sliced Pork500g $34
BBQ Chilli Pork500g $35
Mini BBQ Pork500g $31
BBQ Bacon500g$55
Gold Coin Pork500g$30
BBQ Chicken500g$30
BBQ Beef500g$31
BBQ Prawn500g$30
BBQ Fish500g$30

Delivery Fee: $15 for orders below 8kg, $8 for orders between 8kg and 15kg, free for orders above 15kg

New Eastern Kim Tee

bak kwa on green plate kim tee
Source: Kim Tee | Instagram

Boasting 100% handmade Bak Kwa products, their barbecued meats are noticeably thinner than their competitors.

So, if you’re looking for a cleaner bite, this is the establishment for you.

Plus, they’ve got 5 outlets islandwide, perfect for all you last-minute shoppers out there!

  • Opening Hours: Mon to Sat, 10am – 8pm, Sun & PH, 10am-6pm (Main outlet)
  • Main Outlet: 22 Maju Ave, Serangoon Garden (Collection only at this outlet, walk-ins available for others)
  • 2nd Outlet: 210 Toa Payoh Lorong 8, #01-69
  • 3rd Outlet: 51 Old Airport Road, #01-112
  • 4th Outlet: 147 Potong Pasir Ave 1, #01-85
  • 5th Outlet: Tangs Orchard
TypeWeightPrice
Signature Bak Kwa500g - 1kg$27 - $54
Chilli Bak Kwa500g - 1kg$28 - $56
Sliced Bak Kwa500g - 1kg$29 – $58
Golden Coin Bak Kwa500g - 1kg$30 – $60
Black Pepper Bak Kwa500g - 1kg$30 – $60

*Minimum order of 5kg of Bak Kwa for pre-orders.

Where to Order: Website

Delivery Fee: $5, additional $5 for orders below $60

Store Pickup: 9am to 8:30pm

New Peng Hiang

new peng hiang bak kwa
Source: Qoo10

If you’re one who loves variety, you can get it from New Peng Hiang.

Think Turkey BBQ, kimchi, sesame pork and even garlic pork…

New Peng Hiang’s Bak Kwa comes thickly cut, with bits of fats that seem compressed into the meat.

  • Opening Hours: NIL
  • Outlets: Available at various Sheng Siong outlets, online, and on Redmart, Shopee and Qoo10
TypeWeightPrice
Traditional Hand-made Sliced Pork BBQ Bak Kwa500g $24 - $54
Traditional Hand-made Tender Pork BBQ Bak Kwa500g - 1kg$22
Golden Coin Bak Kwa500g $24
Red Wine Pork BBQ Bak Kwa500g$24
Garlic Pork Bak Kwa500g$24
Nonya Pork BBQ Bak Kwa500g$24
Traditional Hand-made Chilli Sliced Pork BBQ Bak Kwa500g$26
Traditional Hand-made Chilli Tender Pork BBQ Bak Kwa500g$24
Sesame Pork BBQ Bak Kwa500g$24
Pineapple Pork BBQ Bak Kwa500g$24
Kimchi Pork BBQ Bak Kwa500g$24
Chicken BBQ Bak Kwa 500g$22
Turkey BBQ Bak Kwa500g$22

Where to Order: Website

Peng Guan Bak Kwa

peng guan bak kwa on table
Source: Peng Guan Bak Kwa | Facebook

Unfortunately, their online/call orders have been temporarily halted due to overwhelming demand and you know what this means. Walk-ins are still welcome so get yours while stocks last!

  • Opening Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 8am-3.45pm
  • Blk 335, Smith Street @ Chinatown Complex, #02-36
TypeWeightPrice
Traditional Bak Kwa500g - 1kg$24 - $48
Sliced Bak Kwa500g - 1kg$24 – $48
Chilli Bak Kwa 500g - 1kg$24 - $48
Chicken Bak Kwa500g - 1kg$24 - $48

Where to Order: Website

Delivery Fee: $12, free delivery for purchase more than 10kg

 

Friendly Vegetarian

vegetarian bak kwa
Source: Seth Lui 

Who says being vegetarian needs to be boring?

Satisfy your Bak Kwa cravings with Friendly Vegetarian’s 100% vegetarian “Bak Kwa”, made from soy beans and other vegetarian-friendly ingredients.

  • Opening Hours: Mon – Sat, 8am to 6pm. Public Holidays, 8am to 1pm.
  • Main Outlet: Block 421 Ang Mo Kio Ave 10, #01-1165
  • 2nd Outlet: Block 14 Pasir Panjang #01-24, Wholesale Centre
TypeWeightPrice
Spicy Mushroom Snack (Bak Kwa-shaped)200g$5.89
Vegetarian BBQ Meat500g$19.26
Friendly BBQ Snack Spicy (Rounded)3kg, carton of 12 boxes$77.04
Friendly BBQ Snack Spicy (Big Piece)3kg, carton of 12 packets$77.04

Where to Order: Website


Buying Bak Kwa In Singapore

As Chinese New Year draws near, beat the queue early by getting your bak kwa at these favourite hot spots.

Are there any really good bak kwas that we missed out?

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