Bakkwa: Bee Cheng Hiang
Bakkwa, a festive food for New Year. This first Bakkwa is right out of Singapore. Bee cheng Hiang is a Singapore Company that boasts some of the best Bakkwa on earth. They take a quality meat and weave it using a traditional bamboo sieve. Then it is slowly simmered for hours over hot coals in a savoury marinade. The marinade is infused into every bite. Then the Bakkwa is barbecued over a hot grill that causes the meat to drip and it caramelizes in the sauces. There are no preservatives used, no added MSG, and no artificial flavoring. It is 100% natural goodness. This is the story of Bee Cheng Hiang Bakkwa. How unique and special this is for every New Years Table. Bakkwa orders can be sent to USA on this website:
Bakkwa For Chinese New Year
Before Chinese New Year arrives, there is the custom to thoroughly clean the house. The house is spick and span, with all the old swept away that could bring old or bad luck. The new clean house is thought to herald New Good Luck for the coming year. Then in this super clean kitchen, the cooking begins about a week before the start of the New Year. Many kinds of cookies and other sweets are made, special main dishes and salads and of course, Bakkwa. This is the Bakkwa of the Chinese home, no matter where you may be in the world. Bakkwa is a must for Chinese New Year. If you would like to try your hand at making homemade Bakkwa, there is a link following with the recipe.
Another recipe for making Bakkwa follows. This one used the oven more and stays away from the Wok a lot. If you like and eat pork, both recipes would be fun to try. The first version talks about how she tried to do a beef version, but it failed and was dry. You might be able to try that recipe and change a few things and come out with a beef recipe for the beef eaters.
Regardless whether you are in Taiwan or China, or anywhere else for New Years, you will want to buy or make Bukkwa. If you are in the USA, visit a Chinatown near you for New Years. And don’t forget the Bakkwa.