Thursday, February 10, 2011

Homemade Pork Jerky(Bak Kwa/Yoke Gon/Long Yoke)

I know Chinese New Year is almost over in few day but I just make bak kwa or it's called as "long yoke" few days ago..I wonder why bak kwa called as "long yoke"? Isn't "long yoke" translated to Cantonese as deer meat? Pardon my ignorance.
When I was blog hopping during Chinese New Year, I saw many blogger make their own bak kwa themselves..At first I thought making bak kwa yourself at home is really hard and complex but after looking thoroughly all the recipe online,I don't think so. I would love to experiment it myself..This is my 1 st time making bak kwa at home and I found it's really easy and not complicated at all!! As we know Malaysia bak kwa selling in NYC is super expensive not to said the meat been sitting there for a while.So next time if you miss bak kwa,why not try to make yourself ..The only down side I have is to use my broiler to grill the final part of bak kwa.My new oven broiler is at the bottom of the oven which I can't see when it's grilling.That the reason why some of the bak kwa was burnt on the side.Maybe I should use my bbq pit to grill the meat but the weather outside is below 30F!! Anyway,who can beat and resist fresh homemade bak kwa ? Not me!!! I been chowing my homemade bak kwa with bread for breakfast daily..Yummy!!

1 kg ground pork (50% fats and 50% lean meat)


2 tsp fish sauce
2 tsp soy sauce
200 gm sugar
1/8 tsp 5 spiced powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
1/2 tsp white pepper
1 tbsp oil
2 tbsp Chinese wine


1:Combine ground pork with all the seasoning,mix well.Pre-heat oven to 250 F.
2:Prepare 2 large baking sheet with parchment paper or baking sheet .Spread meat as thinly as possible to cover the whole sheet. Use spatula or flat knife to smooth surface.
3:Bake in oven for 15 minutes or until firm to the touch.Remove from oven and using a scissor or pizza knife to cut meat into your desire size or shape.
4:Turn oven setting to broil or you can use open grill to grill the final step of bak kwa.This is critical step,must watch the flame in order not to burn the meat.
5:Serve bak kwa with bread as sandwich or as it's..
#1:Combine the meat with all the seasoning,mix well

#2:spread the meat mixture as thin as you can on the baking sheet lined with parchment paper

#3:bake meat in the oven for 15 minutes or until firm
#4:remove meat from oven
#5:use scissor or pizza knife to cut the meat to your desire size or shape
#6:then use broiler or open grill to grill the meat for the final part..


ann low said...

WOW! Your bak kwa looks exactly like store bought, very evenly baked and not too black. Thumbs Up!!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Well done! I always make my own whenever we have a craving. :)

My Asian Kitchen said...

Thank you for your kind words ☺

Thank you dear...yea now I know I can make my own bak kwa at home whenever I'm craving for it!

Dawn said...

I made mine at home too. Yours looks really nice, very nicely store bought.

The Sudden Cook said...

Wow! You sure inspire me to try making this someday! My hubby and I love it. Yours looks like its from the shop!

Anonymous said...

this looks really good but i dont know where to get the chinese wine to make it. can i use cooking wine instead?

top sites, delicious Mild Original Hickory Beef Jerky said...

I have never made jerky although I have been telling my husband I would really love to try to make some deer jerky. Hopefully that will happen soon! :)

Penelope Sanchez said...

Yum! I can smell this cooking already :) Thanks for sharing.

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Unknown said...

Long mean..晾。dry in the sun. Standard han chinese.

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