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Jun 27, 2011 07:36 AM

Bakkwa - Chinese/Singaporean Pork Jerky

I'm embarrassed to say that I've never had this - or even heard of it. I know that CostCo sells an excellent brand of Vietnamese style pork jerky in 4 flavors (Golden Mountain/Formosa 14 ounces for $11). Traditional bakkwa is made from minced pork and pressed into square cut sheets and maybe fairly greasy. Fancier versions may be made from solid pork.

After reading up on it it seems I should have stumbled across this stuff somewhere in my adventures, but I'm at a loss. Help?


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  1. well, i don't have any local recs for you.
    but lo and behold, i read another blog i follow and it has a giveaway and a mail order source:

    3 Replies
    1. re: dinaofdoom

      Thanks. $30/lb (incl shipping) is a little steep for ground pork, though. I did enter the giveaway and I'm bound to win!


      1. re: sqwertz

        oh, i didn't even look at the price...
        you are right, that is some pricey pork!
        good luck with the giveaway.

        1. re: dinaofdoom

          well its Jerky so its understandable. I mean if you look at just supermarket jerky, its pretty expensive by the pound.

    2. You could also try:

      Similar price but I have tried it and would recommend. One thing... it is rather sweet (normal for this item) in case you weren't aware.