Definition of bak kwa in English:

bak kwa

Pronunciation /ˌba(k) ˈkwɑː/ /ˌbɑː(k) ˈkwɑː/


  • In Chinese cookery: meat, especially pork, that has been cured with spices, sugar, salt, and soy sauce and dried, popular in Singapore and Malaysia and traditionally eaten during Chinese New Year.


1960s; earliest use found in The Straits Times. From Chinese (Hokkien) bah-koan from bah meat + koan dry (Mandarin gān).