Friday, January 31, 2014

Homemade Bak Kwa (Chinese Pork Jerky) & Gong Xi Fa Cai!

My first attempt on homemade bakwa :)
Abby, DH and I finished everything in two days. Ian was not keen in trying - not yet :)
After all, this snack is too irresistible to say no to LOL

Worried too much I would get thick bak kwa, I got too thin ones LOL

Recipe is from Sonia from Nasi Lemak Lover

What you need:

450g minced pork (at least with 10% fat)
100g sugar

1 tbsp light soy sauce
1/2 tbsp Chinese rice wine
1/2 tbsp fish sauce
1 tbsp oyster sauce
1/2 tsp dark caramel soy sauce

1/8 tsp Chinese five spices powder 
a dash of pepper
3/4 tsp salt or to taste
2 tbsp honey

  1. Put all ingredients in a big bowl and start mixing them with a pair of chopsticks. Blend and stir the mixture in one direction until the meat becomes gluey so the meat will not break out). Keep in the fridge for several hours (I kept overnight)
  2. Spread the marinated minced pork thinly onto the baking tray (using fingers to spread)
  3. Bake at pre-heated oven at 160degC for 15mins. Remove from oven. Increase the oven temperature to 240cdegC
  4. Wait to slightly cool, cut into squares scissor, place them in the same baking tray
  5. Grill (top heat only) one side at 240degC for 10mins (mine was about 5mins - I guess it's because mine is thinner), remove from oven, flip over another side, wait oven back to 240degC and grill until golden brown with slight burnt
  6. Remove from oven and transfer to serving plate

Enjoying mum's homemade bak kwa with her self made decoration at the background :)

Going to have a short break and will be back mid next week. To all, GONG XI FA CAI :)


  1. Gong Xi Fa Cai mbak Alice....semoga tahun ini penuh dengan keberkahan yaaa

  2. This sounds delicious!! Happy CNY!

  3. Thanks for your shout-out and trying! Gong Xi Fa Cai to you and your family too!

  4. Hi alice, yummy homemade bak kwa. Here's Gong Xi Fa Chai to you and may you gallop into a prosperous and healthy New Year!!

  5. Gong Xi Fa Chai, Alice . How I wish I can have some of your delicious bak kwa . Yum! ;)

  6. This looks amazing! I love Bak Kwa and you can't get it anywhere in London :( Will definitely be trying this very soon. Thank you for sharing!

  7. Gong Xi... your bak kwa looks lovely!



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