Finally I go and get myself some Bak Kua (肉干) after someone consistently talking about Bak Kua in his blog. Bak Kua or Barbequed Meat is available all year round and it is one of the auspicious Chinese New Year Snacks. Most people buy this as gifts for relatives or friends. Although it is available all year round, I seldom buy it except during Chinese New Year. Well, it is unhealthy food, .. most unhealthy snacks are very yummy and delicious.
I went to Bee Cheng Hiang (美珍香) in Pulau Tikus to get my share of Bak Kua. There are several outlets in Penang eg. Pulau Tikus, Farlim next to Sunshine Supermarket, Gurney Plaza etc. Bee Cheng Hiang is one of the market leader in the barbecued meat industry; with several outlets in Singapore, Malaysia, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Indonesia and Philippines. Too many different varieties to choose.. I bought the Chicken Coin (金钱鸡肉干) and Chilli Pork (辣椒猪肉干) Bak Kua. Will get the other varieties next time.
Since I like hot and spicy food, so I choose the Chilli Pork Bak Kua (辣椒猪肉干). This one is more expensive, sold at the price of RM 33.60 per kati. This unhealthy food is even more yummy and tastier after heating it in the microwave oven before consumption ~ the BBQ meat become more tasty and crispy. Really finger licking good (but of course I don't actually lick my fingers after eating it.. :P )
The other bak kua I bought is the Chicken Coin Bak Kua (金钱鸡肉干) . These bak kua is very juicy and the meat is very tender. Sold at the price of RM 31.20 per kati/600g (but it is still much cheaper compared to Singapore). It is prepared in small round piece, hence the name "coin". I see the online prices for the same Bak Kua (since Bee Cheng Hiang has a website) is quoted SGD 22.80 per kati (if converted to ringgit Malaysia, it is something like RM 53).