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Best Bak Kwa To Buy For Chinese New Year in Singapore (2024)

Emma Lam

Emma Lam

Last updated 31 January, 2024

Love indulging in the tantalisingly sweet, smoky, charred taste of good bak kwa during Chinese New Year? Then check out these best bak kwa prices in Singapore 2024.

The only thing better than receiving ang baos during Chinese New Year (CNY) is snacking — and in our humble opinion, bak kwa is definitely a top-tier CNY snack. 👀 From household names like Bee Cheng Hiang, Kim Tee, and Sang Hock Guan to lesser-known brands like Golden Gourmet, choosing your favourite bak kwa for the CNY season is always a struggle.

Consisting of a blend of sweet and savoury notes, this marinated pork snack offers many tempting variations. Still, one thing's for sure — them being thinly sliced, smoked to perfection, and adorned with a glossy, caramelised glaze make each piece a delectable treat. 

To help you decide on which bak kwa brand to indulge in this CNY, we've compiled some of the best bak kwa brands (in terms of flavour and price points) in Singapore 2024 to try this lunar new year!

Table of contents


Overview: Best bak kwa brands for Chinese New Year in Singapore 2024

Cheaper bak kwa brands: Kim Joo Guan (From S$17), New Peng Hiang (From S$30), Kim Peng Hiang (From S$24), Fragrance (From S$9.50)

More expensive bak kwa brands: Bee Cheng Hiang (From S$21 to S$108), Lee Chee Guan (From S$37), Kim Tee (From S$34), Hock Wong (From S$30 to S$98), Kim Joo Guan (From S$17 to S$108), Bee Kim Heng (From S$37), Golden Gourmet (From S$31.61)

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Affordability
Bak kwa brand
Price
How to order
$$$
S$21 - S$108 
Either online or in-store orders
$$
S$37 - S$60
In-store purchases at Ion Orchard, Jewel Changi Airport, Chinatown MRT (Exit A)

Note: Online pre-orders are officially sold out
$$
From S$34

In-store purchases

Note: Online pre-orders are officially sold out

$$
S$30 - S$98
Either online or in-store purchases at Chinatown or Balestier branches
$$
S$17 - S$108
Either online or in-store orders
$
S$30 - S$50 
Via online or in-store purchases at select Sheng Siong outlets
$ S$24 - S$52 In-store purchases only
$$
From S$37
In-person or via Whatsapp (+65 8852 9921)
$
S$9.50 - S$54.40
$$$
S$31.61 - S$76.30

Disclaimer: As of 30 January 2024, most online pre-orders have either concluded or been sold out. Please head down to their outlets in person to purchase any remaining stock of your preferred bak kwa.


#1: Bee Cheng Hiang (S$21 – S$108)

For many of us, Bee Cheng Hiang needs no introduction. As a prominent figure in the bak kwa scene, this juggernaut chain offers a delicious spread of bak kwa variations. 

With prices starting from as low as S$21 per 300g, Bee Cheng Hiang is an affordable option for those satisfied with basic bak kwa flavours like Minced Pork, Sliced Pork, Golden Coin, Chilli Pork, Sliced Chicken, and more. Meanwhile, for their more premium flavours, you can opt for the Gourmet Bak Kwa, Gourmet Fusion, Prime Bak Kwa, and other flavours.

But perhaps, the brand's biggest claim to fame has to be its Applewood Sliced Pork Bak Kwa. This variation is smoked for two hours using Applewood imported from the US. Prepared from high-quality pork hind legs, this style of bak kwa is marinated with their traditional secret recipe, all while absorbing the rich essence of the smoky BBQ flavour.

It's no wonder that this Applewood Sliced Pork Bak Kwa has a loyal cult following of its own every Chinese New Year.

Price
Flavour
300g
500g
600g
1kg
Applewood Sliced Pork Bak Kwa
S$26.40
S$44
S$52.80
S$88
Sliced Pork
S$21.60
S$36
S$43.20
S$72
Minced Pork
S$21
S$35
S$42
S$70
Prime Bak Kwa
S$24.60
S$41
S$49.20
S$82
Gourmet Fusion
S$25.20
S$42
S$50.40
S$84
Golden Coin
S$21.60
S$36
S$43.20
S$72
Chilli Pork
S$22.80
S$38
S$45.60
S$76
Chilli Gourmet
S$32.40
S$54
S$64.80
S$108
Sliced Chicken
S$21.60
S$36
S$43.20
S$72
Chicken Coin
S$21.60
S$36
S$43.20
S$72
Sliced Beef
S$27
S$45
S$54
S$90

💡 Pro-tip: Spend at least S$50 on a single order to receive complimentary red packets! For more details on their online deliveries, read their FAQs here.

Opening hours
10am to 10pm
Address
Contact number Refer to outlets
Website https://www.beechenghiang.com.sg/ 

#2: Lim Chee Guan Bak Kwa (From S$37)

Lim Chee Guan Limits Queues For Bak Kwa This CNY With Online Orders Only -  8days
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Source: Lim Chee Guan FB

As another one of the OGs in the bak kwa scene, Lim Chee Guan was established in 1938 by Lim Kay Eng. With its rich history, the meticulous care and attention to detail devoted to perfecting its Signature Sliced Pork bak kwa recipe over the years are evident through its dedicated fanbase.

Besides that, they've also expanded their menu to include alternative BBQ flavours like BBQ Chicken, BBQ Beef, BBQ Bacon, BBQ Chilli Pork, BBQ Prawn, and BBQ Fish. Although these might not be innovative or fusion variations by any means, they are classic flavours that you can't go wrong with.

If you're putting together a bak kwa platter catering to different palates for your CNY visitations, you can order 500g of each flavour, with prices starting from S$37.

BBQ bak kwa flavour
Price (500g)
Signature Sliced Pork
S$40
BBQ Chilli Pork
S$41
BBQ Bacon
S$60
Gold Coin Pork
S$37
BBQ Chicken
S$37
BBQ Beef
S$41
BBQ Prawn
S$37
BBQ Fish
S$37

Note: At the time of writing, Lim Chee Guan has officially sold out on online pre-orders. Please visit their stores in person to purchase your preferred bak kwa flavour, while stocks last.

Opening hours
Chinatown MRT Exit A: 9am to 10pm
Ion Orchard, Jewel Changi Airport: 10am to 10pm
Address

203 New Bridge Road, Chinatown MRT Exit A, Singapore 059429 

Ion Orchard #B4-37, Singapore 238801

78 Airport Boulevard, Jewel Changi Airport. #B2-222, Singapore 819666

Contact number +65 6933 7230
Website https://www.limcheeguan.sg/ 

#3: New Eastern Kim Tee Bak Kwa (From S$34)

CNY Menu (8 Jan-8 Feb)Source: Kim Tee

By now, it's evident that many successful bak kwa vendors still in business have been in the industry for a long time, and Kim Tee is no exception. Having opened their doors around 1976, they boast 100% handmade bak kwa products and strive to serve the thinnest slices.

Moreover, their Signature Bak Kwa is low in fat content and not made with any meat tenderisers. Instead, its wonderfully crunchy and tender texture is achieved by cooking it over charcoal at the optimal temperature and duration, suitable for all ages to enjoy. So if you prefer munching on bak kwa with a good crunch, this will undoubtedly suit your palate. 

Bak kwa flavour
Price (500g)
Chilli Bak Kwa
From S$35
Signature Bak Kwa
From S$34
Sliced Bak Kwa
From S$36

Although their online pre-orders have officially concluded at the time of writing, you can still try your luck by heading down to their stores in person to see what's still in stock. In total, they have five outlets islandwide – so that's convenient for all our last-minute bak kwa shopping!

Opening hours
Kim Tee @ Serangoon Garden (Flagship store)
Mon - Sat: 10am to 8pm
Sun/PH: 10am to 6pm
26 Jan - 8 Feb (CNY extended hours): 9am to 9pm
9 Feb (CNY Eve): 9am to 12pm, or till sold out, whichever is earlier
CNY closure: 10 Feb - 12 Feb
 
Kim Tee @ Old Airport Road
Thurs - Sun: 7am to 6pm
Closed from Mon - Wed
 
Kim Tee @ Toa Payoh
Daily from 9am to 2pm
 
Kim Tee CNY Pop-Ups
Plaza Singapura: 12pm to 8pm (Now till 8 Feb)
TANGS Orchard: 10.30am to 9.30pm (Now till 8 Feb)
VivoCity: 10am to 10pm (Now till 8 Feb)
Waterway Point: 10am to 10pm (Now till 8 Feb)
Address
22 Maju Avenue, Serangoon Garden, Singapore 556695
 
51 Old Airport Road, Old Airport Road Food Centre, #01-112, Singapore 390051
 
210 Toa Payoh Lorong 8, #01-69, Singapore 310210
Contact number
Serangoon Garden outlet: +65 6655 6665 / 9138 6665
Old Airport Road outlet: +65 9028 4606 / 8661 5006
Toa Payoh outlet: +65 9738 8458 / 80600585 (Whatsapp)
Website

#4: Hock Wong Bak Kwa (S$30 – S$98)

May be a graphic of 1 person, chow mein and textSource: Hock Wang SG FB

Although not as prolific as other competitors, Hock Wong is gradually gaining popularity due to their interesting variety available. 

Apart from the classic Sliced Pork Bak Kwa, Minced Pork, and Minced Chicken Bak Kwa, spice-lovers will also adore their other unique offerings such as Chilli Grab Minced Pork Bak Kwa, Mala Spicy Bak Kwa, and even Vegetarian Bak Kwa! Not to mention, these portions can be purchased in exclusive CNY gift boxes and sets featuring goodies like tea bags, a "roulette wheel of happiness", and more. Along with its iconic Caishen "God of Wealth" packaging, Hock Wong's bak kwa might just grant you extra fortune and prosperity this CNY. 

Prices for their classic bak kwa flavours start from S$31 to S$32 per 500g.

Bak kwa flavour
Price (500g)
Price (1kg)
Classic Minced Pork Bak Kwa
S$31
S$62
Vegetarian Bak Kwa
S$35 (per 600g)
S$58
Chilli Crab Minced Pork Bak Kwa
S$30
S$60
Minced Chicken Bak Kwa
S$33
S$66
Mala Spicy Bak Kwa Gift Set
S$34
Signature Bacon Bak Kwa
S$49
S$98
Sliced Pork Bak Kwa
S$32
S$64

Unlike other vendors that are already sold out, Hock Wong currently still has bak kwa stock available for online purchase.

Opening hours
10am to 9pm daily
Address
Hock Wong Chinatown branch: 54 Pagoda Street, Chinatown, Singapore 059223
 
Hock Wong Balestier branch: 248 Balestier Road, Singapore 329707
Contact number
Chinatown branch: +65 9146 9879
Balestier branch: +65 9146 9879
Website

#5: Kim Joo Guan Bak Kwa (S$17 – S$108)

Source: Kim Joo Guan FB

With a rich history and heritage dating as far back as the early 20th century, Kim Joo Guan has continually made their mark as a top favourite bak kwa store among Singaporeans and local celebrities alike. They serve nothing but quality Bak Kwa through their traditional recipe that's been preserved within the Ong family for four generations with origins from Fujian, China.

To maintain the utmost quality of their bak kwa, they use exclusively 100% Australian grain-fed fresh pork that's been chilled (as opposed to frozen) to keep the freshness and natural fragrance during the Bak Kwa preparation and cooking processes. 

It's no wonder Kim Joo Guan's reputation precedes itself, with a growing clientele comprising even local celebrities!

Bak kwa flavour
Price (500g)
Price (1kg)
Traditional Vacuum Packed Bak Kwa
S$16.50 (per 200g)
S$40 (per 500g)
S$48 (per 600g)
Premium Iberico Bak Kwa
S$108
Gourmet Traditional Bak Kwa
S$35
S$70
Premium Pork Belly Bak Kwa
S$46.50
Gourmet Chilli Bak Kwa
S$36
S$72
Gold Coin Bak Kwa
S$34
S$68
Chilli Vacuum Packed Bak Kwa
S$17 (per 200g)
S$41 (per 500g)
Mala Vacuum Packed Bak Kwa
S$17.50 (per 200g)
S$42 (per 500g)

Note: As of 30 January 2024, their Premium Pork Belly Bak Kwa is fully sold out. The new batch will only be available after CNY. Other flavour variations are still available, while stocks last.

Opening hours
Flagship store: 9.30am to 7.30pm daily
Royal Square branch: 10.30am to 7.30pm daily
Address
Flagship store: 257 South Bridge Road, Singapore 058806
 
Kim Joo Guan @ Royal Square: 103 Irrawaddy Road, #01-25, Novena, Singapore 329566
Contact number
Flagship store: +65 6225 5257
Royal Square branch: +65 6251 5748
Website

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#6: New Peng Hiang Bak Kwa (S$30 – S$50)

Best Bak Kwa Singapore | Bak Kwa Price

So far, we've covered loads of bak kwa vendors offering pretty standard selections, but how about more unique variations like Kimchi Pork Bak Kwa, Pineapple Pork Bak Kwa, Turkey Bak Kwa, Coffee Pork Bak Kwa, and even MSW Durian Pork Bak Kwa? Then New Peng Hiang might just be your go-to this CNY.

For such distinctive flavours, you might expect them to come with a hefty price tag but they're surprisingly affordable – mostly priced at S$32 per 500g, except for the MSW Durian Pork which retails for S$45 per 500g. 

In any case, those in search of more unique bak kwa options should consider purchasing from New Peng Hiang before they're sold out. 

Bak kwa flavour
Price (per 500g)
Truffle Iberico Pork Bak Kwa*
S$50
Tender Pork Bak Kwa
Chicken Bak Kwa
S$30
Sliced Pork Bak Kwa
S$32
Bacon Bak Kwa
MSW Durian Pork Bak Kwa*
S$45
Golden Coin Pork Bak Kwa
Chilli Tender Pork Bak Kwa
Chilli Sliced Pork Bak Kwa*
Coffee Pork Bak Kwa
Garlic Pork Bak Kwa
Less Sugar & Salt Bak Kwa
Kimchi Pork Bak Kwa
Nonya Pork Bak Kwa*
Pineapple Pork Bak Kwa
Red Wine Pork Bak Kwa
Sesame Pork Bak Kwa*
Turkey Bak Kwa*
S$32

*Currently out of stock

Opening hours
Mon - Sat: 9am to 6pm 
Closed on Sunday
Address
Blk 15 Woodlands Loop #03-35/36, Singapore 738322
Contact number
+65 6753 7707
Website

#7: Kim Peng Hiang Bak Kwa (S$24 – S$52)

Source: Burrple

On our list, Kim Peng Hiang Bak Kwa is probably one of the cheapest yet reputable bak kwa vendors to date. Despite the age of online and social media presence, Kim Peng Hiang does not have any website nor take any online orders. Instead, its dedicated fanbase alone is enough to keep its business running each CNY.

Its popularity is so legendary that each customer has to physically visit the store to place an order, where each pax is limited to only 3kg per purchase, and only cash is accepted for payment. Thereafter, you'll have to come back down the next day to collect your bak kwa order.

💡 Pro-tip: Kim Peng Hiang also claims to be one of the first vendors to ever introduce Pineapple BBQ Pork Bak Kwa into the scene. So if there are any bak kwa recommendations to try from them, we'd reckon that'd be a solid choice!

Bak kwa flavour
Price (per 500g)
Price (per 1kg)
BBQ Pork
S$24
S$48
Pineapple BBQ Pork
S$28
S$56
Fa Cai BBQ Chicken
S$26
S$52
Sliced Royal Pork
Sliced Royal Chilli
Opening hours
10am to 6.30pm daily
Address
465 Changi Road, Singapore 419886
Contact number
+65 6742 6853
Website
N/A

#8: Bee Kim Heng Bak Kwa (From S$37)

Since 1951, Bee Kim Heng has been #keepingitreal by grilling bak kwa over charcoal at People's Park Centre for both locals and tourists to enjoy. This tried-and-true method has stood the test of time, ensuring that each bite into their bak kwa maintains the right amount of smokiness and tenderness.

Since 26 January 2024, the price has increased slightly from S$34 to S$37 per 500g which is a reasonable mid-tier price. To place an order, you can either Whatsapp them at +65 8852 9921 or head down to People's Park Food Centre physically.

Opening hours
10am to 5pm daily
Address
32 New Market Road, #01-1010 People's Park Food Centre, Singapore 050032
Contact number
+65 8852 9921
Website

#9: Fragrance (S$9.50 – S$54.40)

Besides Bee Cheng Hiang, another popular household name for bak kwa has to be Fragrance (香味). They boast many outlets islandwide, making them convenient and accessible – especially for any last-minute bak kwa orders. Other than that, their Signature Sliced Tender Bak Kwa is also reasonably priced at only S$27.90 per 500g. This is honestly a steal compared to the other listings above.

If you're feeling extra adventurous, you can try their Crocodile Bak Kwa retailing at only S$9.50 per 100g, but proceed with caution. It's not for the weak of hearts (and perhaps, stomach). 😅

Bak kwa flavours
Price (per < 500g)
Price (per 500g)
Price (per 1kg)
Signature Sliced Tender Bak Kwa
 
Chicken Bak Kwa
 
Gold Coin Bak Kwa
S$31.35 (U.P. S$33)
S$62.70 (U.P. S$66)
Chilli Bak Kwa
S$32.30 (U.P. S$34)
S$64.60 (U.P. S$68)
Bacon Bak Kwa
S$25.08
S$41.80 (S$44)
S$83.60 (U.P. S$88)
Premium Kurobuta Bak Kwa
S$13.30 (U.P. S$14) per 150g
S$39 (U.P. S$42) per 450g
Premium Truffle Bak Kwa
S$39 (U.P. S$42) per 450g
Artisanal Spanish Iberico Bak Kwa
S$13.30 (U.P. S$14) per 108g
 
S$44 (U.P. S$48) per 380g
Crocodile Bak Kwa
S$9.50 (U.P. S$10) per 100g

Note: Spend above S$128 to enjoy free shipping! Otherwise, delivery will incur the following charges:

  • S$79 to S$119.99: S$8 delivery fee
  • S$38 to S$78.99: S$10 delivery fee
  • S$37.99 and below: S$11 delivery fee
Opening hours
Depends on outlet
Address
Contact number
+65 8852 9921
Website

#10: Golden Gourmet (S$31.61 – S$74.12)

Even though Golden Gourmet might not bring any special flavours to the table, they do offer the classics that never disappoint. Ranging from standard choices like their Signature Bak Kwa to more luxurious selections like their Premium Organic Chicken Bak Kwa, you can easily place an order for your family's preferred flavour directly on their online marketplace. Alternatively, you can also visit their physical store to shop for bak kwa in person.

Their bak kwa prices begin from S$31.61 per 500g (including GST), which is relatively affordable, all things considered.

Bak kwa flavour
Price (500g)
Price (1kg)
Signature Bak Kwa
S$31.61
S$63.22
Lucky Gold Coin Bak Kwa
S$65.40
Chilli Bak Kwa
S$32.70
S$65.40
Sliced Bak Kwa
S$34.88
S$69.76
Luscious Bak Kwa* S$38.15
Premium Organic Chicken Bak Kwa* S$74.12

*Currently out of stock

Opening hours
Mon - Fri: 10am to 5.30pm
Sat: 10am to 12pm
Closed on Sunday
Address
8A Admiralty Street, Food Xchange, #05-31, Singapore 757437
Contact number
+65 6966 3055
Website

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Best credit cards for buying bak kwa in Singapore 2024

While some bak kwa stores still uphold the tradition of only taking in-person orders, the majority of them have shifted to offering online delivery, especially on a pre-order basis.

That said, even if most coveted flavours from popular bak kwa stores might have already sold out or concluded their pre-order sales, most of them might still have available stock for other flavours. 

However, a crucial aspect to consider when digitising businesses is their Merchant Category Code (MCC). Essentially, an MCC is the transaction code assigned to a merchant, determining the transaction category it's classified under.

For instance, Bee Cheng Hiang is coded as MCC 5499 (Miscellaneous Food Stores – Convenience Stores and Specialty Markets). Consequently, whether your credit card accrues cashback or miles on your bak kwa order depends largely on whether the bak kwa merchant is an eligible MCC for your card.

So regardless of whether you've placed an order early for bak kwa this CNY, or rushing some last-minute grocery shopping, here are some credit card recommendations for settling your bak kwa bill at checkout:

Credit card Key benefits Requirements
UOB EVOL Card
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8% cashback on online and mobile contactless transactions

No annual fee with min. 3 purchases per month throughout card membership year

Min. S$600 spend per month

Capped at S$60 cashback per statement month; S$20 on online spend and S$20 on contactless spend

OCBC FRANK Card
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8% cashback on online and contactless transactions

Min. S$800 spend per month

Capped at S$100 cashback per calendar month; S$25 per category

 DBS Live Fresh Card
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5% cashback on online and contactless transactions

Min. S$600 spend per month

Capped at S$75 cashback per calendar month; S$25 per category

UOB One Card
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3.33% base cashback per quarter upon hitting min. spend for 3 consecutive months

Min. S$500 / S$1,000 / S$2,000 spend per statement month

Min. 5 transactions per month

Any unlimited cashback card
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AMEX TCB 2024
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From 1.5% to  1.7% unlimited cashback on all spend*

No min. spend 

No cap on cashback

*Certain MCC exclusions apply

Credit card Key benefits Requirements
HSBC Revolution Card
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4 mpd on select online and contactless transactions

No annual fee  

Bonus points capped at S$1,000 spend per calendar month

UOB Lady's Card
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6 mpd on one enrolled category (must select 'Dining' category + check if UOB$ merchant)

Bonus UNI$ capped at S$1,000 spend per calendar month

 UOB Preferred Platinum Visa Card
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4 mpd on select mobile contactless transactions on Dining & Food Delivery, Grocery, and other categories

Check if UOB$ merchant to earn up to 10% cashback

Capped at UNI$2,000 spend per calendar month

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