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Monday, January 9, 2012

Homemade Chinese Pork Jerky (Bak Kwa) 肉干

This is the 1st time I did Bak Kwa (Chinese Pork Jerky), amazing how easy to make this at home...Bak Kwa is a popular snack for Chinese New Year..

Homemade Chinese Pork Jery (Bak Kwa) 肉干

very easy, just blend minced meat and seasoning together

Homemade Chinese Pork Jery (Bak Kwa) 肉干

stage 1 ( bake till cooked and cut to desired size)

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Homemade Chinese Pork Jery (Bak Kwa) 肉干

stage 2 ( grill over high heat till golden brown and slight burnt)

Homemade Chinese Pork Jery (Bak Kwa) 肉干

Do you want some?

Homemade Chinese Pork Jery (Bak Kwa) 肉干

Homemade Chinese Pork Jery (Bak Kwa) 肉干
(recipe source: by Sonia aka Nasi Lemak Lover)
*makes 9pcs, perfectly for a tray size 13”x13” (4mm height)

Homemade Chinese Pork Jery (Bak Kwa) 肉干450g minced pork (at least with 10% fat)
100g sugar

1tbsp light soy sauce
1/2tbsp Chinese rice wine
1/2tbsp fish sauce (updated on 29 Jan 2015, reduce to 1tsp if you feel the fish sauce taste too strong)
1tbsp oyster sauce
1tsp dark caramel soy sauce (updated on 20th Jan 2014, you may reduce to 1/2tsp as to get more light red colour of BK, and replaced with dark soy sauce or kicap manis if you can't find dark caramel soy sauce)
1/8tsp Chinese five spices powder
A dash of Pepper
1/2tsp-3/4tsp salt or to taste (updated on 29 Jan 2015, add 3/4tsp taste better)
2tbsp honey

1. Put all ingredients in a big bowl and start mixing them with a pair of chopsticks. Blend and stir the mixture in one direction until the meat becomes gluey (Latest update on 18 Jan-very important to stir till gluey otherwise meat will break out). Store in the fridge for several hours.
2. Spread the marinated minced pork thinly onto the baking tray (using fingers to spread).
3. Bake at pre-heated oven at 160C for 20mins (Latest update on 18 Jan-15mins also good enough). Remove from oven. Increase the oven temperature to 240c.
4. Wait to slightly cool, cut into your desired size and shape using scissor, knife or pizza cutter, place them in the same baking tray.
5. Grill (top heat only) one side at 240C for 10mins, remove from oven, flip over another side, wait oven back to 240C and grill for 7mins or until golden brown with slight burnt.
6. Once done, let it cool and enjoy!

**you may store Bak Kwa (at stage 4) in the freezer for later consume. Defrost and grill (stage 5) before serve. It will be even taste perfect if you charcoal grill it. Adjust your oven temperature accordingly, you know your oven better !!

Homemade Chinese Pork Jery (Bak Kwa) 肉干
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