New Eastern Kim Tee Bak Kwa was ranked number 4 in Singapore by 8 Days magazine who conducted an undercover review of 12 famous bak
The Queue At Lim Chee Guan Ion
We were at Ion Orchard on Wednesday and we thought we could buy some from Lim Chee Guan if the queue was not too bad. We thought we were in luck as we approached the shop. There were so few people in the entrance.
Only upon reaching the shop did we realise that the queue had been moved to the open space in B4 in front of the Muji store. There were about 100 people in the queue. We like LCG bak kwa, but not enough to stand in line for 2 hours. The Today article came to mind and so we headed to Tangs across the road in search of New Eastern Kim Tee Bak Kwa
New Eastern Kim Tee at Tangs
The situation at Tangs was totally different. Peace and quiet. New Eastern Kim Tee has an area in the basement where they sell all kinds of new year goodies. Bak
Kim Tee bak kwa
We only realised that we had purchased the minced meat version when we got home. The sticker with the description was small and faint. The bak kwa had been made the day before and has to be consumed within 14 days. Which was not a problem as it won’t survive beyond a few days. Sliced pork bak kwa was the type that was used in the 8 Days review, so what we bought was slightly different. Sliced pork has a better texture but can be sometimes too hard. We are fine with either version. The Kim Tee bak kwa (minced pork version) looked normal and did not appear overly red or puffy (as pointed out in the article). Each 500g pack contains about 12 slices. They look regular shaped and consistent.
For the taste test, we sampled the bak
New Eastern Kim Tee
310 Orchard Road, Basement
Tel: (+65) 9138 6665/ 6283 2829
Opening Hours: 10.30am – 9.30pm
Nearest Station: Orchard
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