Bak Kwa or Rou Gan is a sweet-salty dried meat that is similar to jerky. This Chinese pork jerky is usually made with pork, while chicken, or beef and is also popular among Chinese in Malaysia and Singapore, especially during Chinese New Year.

The price of Bak Kwa is crazily expensive during the Chinese festive season. Making your own at home is straightforward with only a few simple ingredients, at a fraction of the cost.

Add a new twist to the original flavor, make different flavored Bak Kwa by adding black pepper, sesame seed, honey, chili powder, garlic powder, etc.

Tips:

  1. Consume within 3 days or keep refrigerated for up to 1 month in the fridge. Reheat in microwave, non-stick pan or oven.
  2. Sun-drying the meat and grill over charcoal fire to perfection if preferred.

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Homemade Bak Kwa / Rou Gan (Chinese Pork Jerky) | MyKitchen101en

Yield: 12 pieces

Ingredients:

  • 550 g minced pork
  • 100 g fine sugar
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp salt

Instructions:

1 Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl.

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2 Mix thoroughly with hands until the mixture gets sticky with color slightly brightened, takes about 5 minutes. Use food service grade gloves if you want to keep your hands clean and maintaining hygiene. Cover and marinate in the fridge for at least 4 hours (best overnight).

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3 Cover with cling wrap.

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4 Roll with rolling pin, slightly press it down into a 3 mm thick sheet.

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5 Bake in preheated oven at 110 degrees C for 8 minutes.

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6 Turn the sheet of meat and bake for another 8 minutes at 110 degrees C.

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7 Cut the dried meat into smaller pieces.

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8 Preheat oven to 200 degrees C, bake for 8-10 minutes each side to perfection. Baking time may vary slightly depend on oven, watch closely near the end to avoid burning the meat.

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9 Grill to perfection on both sides.

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10 Done! it is a healthier choice compared to store-bought and a fun way to save some money.

Bak-Kwa-Recipe

Bak-Kwa-Recipe

Homemade Bak Kwa / Rou Gan (Chinese Pork Jerky)

Bak Kwa or Rou Gan is a sweet-salty dried meat that is similar to jerky. This Chinese pork jerky is usually made with pork, while chicken, or beef and is also popular among Chinese in Malaysia and Singapore, especially during Chinese New Year.
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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Chinese New Year, Snack
Cuisine Chinese
Servings 12 pieces
Calories 154 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 550 g minced pork
  • 100 g fine sugar
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp salt

Instructions
 

  • Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl.
    Bak-Kwa-Recipe
  • Mix thoroughly with hands until the mixture gets sticky with color slightly brightened, takes about 5 minutes. Use food service grade gloves if you want to keep your hands clean and maintaining hygiene. Cover and marinate in the fridge for at least 4 hours (best overnight).
    Bak-Kwa-Recipe
  • Cover with cling wrap.
    Bak-Kwa-Recipe
  • Roll with rolling pin, slightly press it down into a 3 mm thick sheet.
    Bak-Kwa-Recipe
  • Bake in preheated oven at 110 degrees C for 8 minutes.
    Bak-Kwa-Recipe
  • Turn the sheet of meat and bake for another 8 minutes at 110 degrees C.
    Bak-Kwa-Recipe
  • Cut the dried meat into smaller pieces.
    Bak-Kwa-Recipe
  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees C, bake for 8-10 minutes each side to perfection. Baking time may vary slightly depend on oven, watch closely near the end to avoid burning the meat.
    Bak-Kwa-Recipe
  • Grill to perfection on both sides.
    Bak-Kwa-Recipe
  • Done! it is a healthier choice compared to store-bought and a fun way to save some money.
    Bak-Kwa-Recipe

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Notes

This recipe yields 12 pieces of meat.
The nutritional value for reference is for 1 piece of meat

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 154kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 8gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 303mgPotassium: 135mgFiber: 0.01gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 3IUVitamin C: 0.3mgCalcium: 7mgIron: 0.4mg
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