3 popular bak kwa shops that sell online so you can avoid queueing up
PENG GUAN: For a taste of tradition
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The selection is concise, but the owners pride themselves on their handmade bak kwa, which is cooked over a steady charcoal fire for that prized smoky fragrance. There are four choices at the online store: Traditional Bak Kwa ($21/500g), Sliced Bak Kwa ($23/500g), Gold Coin Bak Kwa ($21.50/500g) and Chilli Bak Kwa ($21.50/500g).
Website: http://pengguan.com.sg Minimum order: $420 for deliveries, no minimum order for self-pickup. Delivery fee: Free. Payment method: Cash upon delivery; Debit and credit cards via Paypal. Delivery period: 2 days upon order. Self-pickup: #02-36 Chinatown Complex, 335 Smith Street.
BEE CHENG HIANG: For gift purchases
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The most extensive among the three online stores, it carries pretty much everything that its brick-and-mortar shops sell. If you just want bak kwa for home consumption without fancy packaging, prices start from $32.40 for 600g of sliced pork, going up to $49.80 for their gourmet bak kwa. For the vacuum-packed variety, you’re looking at prices upwards of $20 for 280g. There are other goodies too, like Crispy Pork Floss ($15.80, 250g/can) and Prawn Roll King ($21, 350g/bottle).
Website:http://www.beechenghiang.com.sg Minimum order: None. Delivery fee: $25. Waived for orders above $500. Payment method: Debit and credit cards via Paypal. Delivery period: 4 days upon order. Self-pickup: Not available.
XISHI BAKKWA: For bak kwa with a twist
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Marketed by Cecilia Minced & Dried Pork Food Trading, a family-run business which has been around since 1985, this online shop goes beyond the usual Handmade Sliced Bak Kwa ($21.50/500g) to throw in a couple of unconventional alternatives: Mushroom Bak Kwaa ($26.50/500g) and Duck Bak Kwa ($27/500g). There’s also Monascus Bak Kwa ($22.50/500g), which is bak kwa marinated with red yeast rice.
Website: http://xishibakkwa.oddle.me Minimum order: $80 for deliveries, no minimum order for self-pickup. Delivery fee: $12. Waived for orders above $250. Payment method: Cash upon delivery; Debit and credit cards via Paypal. Delivery period: 2 days upon order. Self-pickup: #02-37, 15 Woodlands Loop.