Sunday, February 3, 2008

A very sinful snack :P

When hubby first tried this ions ago, he didn't like it one bit. I guess it's weird to eat sweet meat. Meat is usually savoury. A few years on, and having acquired somewhat of a Singaporean palate, he enjoyed them. A highly sinful treat which is offered during CNY in most homes during this period, I never buy them, as I think it's really silly to pay an arm and a leg for them. These were given by dad. He got them, in actual fact, for princess who loves anything sweet. (heavy sigh).

The bak kwa of choice is from a little shop in East Coast Road, not one of those famous brand names with queues snaking a few metres long. Our family enjoys this as it's not particularly oily, and also contains not much fat. So it's real compact meat all within one bite. Some might not like it as they prefer the fatty ones, or burnt ones, but this satisfies my tastebuds. Right amount of sweetness and perfect texture, not too hard. It's all a matter of individual taste when it comes to bak kwa, and also pineapple tarts, I guess.

It is located a few doors away from the famous Beach Road Prawn Noodles shop.

Kim Hock Choon
382 East Coast Road
Singapore 428987
Tel: 6344 1913


Cat Cat said...

Ah, missed those yoke koun so much... Must go online and order some... Kong Hei Fatt Choy to you and your family.

singairishgirl said...

cat cat - Hi cat cat, where are you? US? Happy New Year to you and your family too. Gong Xi Fa Cai. :)

Paw Paw said...

I wont buy any for myself this year.
To sinful to indulge ...haha!
So..gotta stay clear.

I shall go & eat at houses I visit. So cheapie hor!!! *KEKE*
U open yrs....I go eat..onz?!!?

singairishgirl said...

paw paw - Aiyah I don't do open house lah. Terrified my little monsters will come crawling. Hehe.

daphne said...

gosh. this is a must eat for CNY! hehe. Too expensive here though, so going to give it a miss this yr..

Beau Lotus said...

Got a kg of that from Lim Chee Guan before I left, mom did the queuing up for me :-)

Hub still doesn't like it which suits me fine as there is less competition for the good stuff haha

Gongxi Gacai, D, and may you have a prosperous Rat year.

jadepearl said...

Wow...heard that the prices went sky high. We are also going to have steamboat for our reunion dinner...easy for me lah! :)

Have a wonderful reunion dinner! :)

HK Choo said...

hahah...ya, was wondering why people mostly take this during cny period only? i've got a box of "raw" ones in the freezer courtesy of mum, so i just pan-fry how much i want to eat with bread..

Big Boys Oven said...

bak kwa, yok kone, long yoke.... I love them! I must eat them moderately as I also get soar throat after having them!

singairishgirl said...

daphne - Wah, here also ex. 1Kg $50 at some places. But they average around $40.

beau lotus - Wah, clever girl ah, you didn't have to pay inflated prices! So sweet of mum. Must queue some more so early? Goodness. Hehe, ya, you are right, can eat his share. What about the kids? They like? A prosperous, and happy New Year to you. Hope you had a great dinner.

jadepearl - Yes, steamboats are easy and healthy, no need to worry about what to cook and slave over the stove, considering there's probably lots of cooking going on in the few days leading to CNY.

singairishgirl said...

hkchoo - Ya, it symbolises something, although I'm not good with Chinese stuff so I can't say. :P Wow, I never heard of them selling raw ones, but that is handy.

big boys oven - Oh yes, it is very heaty, and so is every yummy thing at CNY. :)

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Gong Xi Fatt Chai to you and your family!

singairishgirl said...

east meets west kitchen - Gong Xi Fa Cai to you too.