Lim Chee Guan Prized Bak Kwa for CNY

4 February 2019: In case you are wondering why there is no queue at Lim Chee Guan outlets, it is because they are closed for CNY and will re-open on 10 February 2019.

You know Chinese New Year is near when you see long queues at Lim Chee Guan bak kwa outlets. The familiar long lines of people waiting patiently to buy the prized festive commodity have returned. How precious is the BBQ savoury sweetmeat? Well, the Lim Chee Guan price for its Signature Sliced Pork Bak Kwa is now $58.00 per kg; and you can expect the price to increase as CNY gets closer.

Lim Chee Guan

Queues at Lim Chee Guan

We visited Chinatown on a weekday morning and saw long lines at both the New Bridge Road stall and the People’s Park Complex outlet of Lim Chee Guan.

Lim Chee Guan New Bridge Road
Lim Chee Guan New Bridge Road
Lim Chee Guan New Bridge Road

Lim Chee Guan People’s Park Complex

At the People’s Park outlet, where people had to queue under hot and humid conditions, the staff were handing out publicity materials which could be used as fans.

Lim Chee Guan Ion 2019
Lim Chee Guan Ion Orchard

Do not be fooled by the very short queue or none at all in front of Lim Chee Guan Ion Orchard. The queue starts at the area in front of Muji. You queue to place your order first before going to the shop to collect your treasure.

Lim Chee Guan Ion 2019
Lim Chee Guan Ion Orchard 2019

If you are intent on going to queue for the precious bak kwa, watch out for announcements that certain items, especially the signature sliced pork bak kwa, might have been sold out.

Lim Chee Guan Sold Out Notice

Lim Chee Guan Price

Lim Chee Guan Price

The usual prices (i.e. not the current CNY prices) for Lim Chee Guan Bak Kwa are as follows:
Signature Sliced Pork: S$52/kg
BBQ Chilli Pork: S$54/kg
BBQ Beef: S$52/kg
BBQ Fish: S$48/kg
BBQ Prawn: S$50/kg
Gold Coin Pork: S$48/kg.

Lim Chee Guan Price

However, as at 19 January 2019 the price of the Signature Sliced Pork had increased to $56.00 per kg and on 22 January the price went up to $58.00 per kg. The price on the 28 January Price List is $60.00. There is a notice on Lim Chee Guan’s Facebook Page saying that “prices are subject to change without prior notice, especially during the month leading up to Chinese New Year”.

Below is the Lim Chee Guan Price List published on 28 January 2019.

Lim Chee Guan Price List as at 28 January 2019
Lim Chee Guan Price List as at 28 January 2019

Lim Chee Guan Bak Kwa

We managed to get hold of a packet of Lim Chee Guan Bak Kwa. They came in a very nice packaging. The Bak Kwa Pack in auspicious red would make a very presentable gift.

Lim Chee Guan
Lim Chee Guan Bak Kwa
Lim Chee Guan

Lim Chee Guan sliced pork bak kwa is delicious. It is soft and tender with a delightful balance of savouriness and sweetness. It has a nice aroma and a smokey BBQ taste. Every bite is enjoyable.

Lim Chee Guan BBQ Pork

It is hard for us to understand why Singaporeans will stand in lines for hours just to buy food but it is easy to understand why the flavourful Lim Chee Guan bak kwa is so popular.

Be warned that Lim Chee Guan bak kwa can be addictive. It is hard to stop at a bite or two. Before too long, you may finish your haul of bak kwa and be tempted to join the ridiculously long queues for the decadent bak kwa. If that happens, you may be comforted to know that you are helping to uphold a Chinese New Year tradition in Singapore.

Lim Chee Guan
203 New Bridge Road
Singapore 059429
Tel: +65 6933 7230
Opening Hours: 9am10pm
Nearby MRT Station: Chinatown

People’s Park Complex
Singapore 059108
Opening Hours: 9 am – 10 pm (During CNY period)
Nearby MRT Station: Chinatown

ION Orchard #B4-37
Singapore 238801
Opening Hours:10 am – 10 pm
Nearby MRT Station: Orchard

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