Gorge guilt-free on plant-based Bak Kwa

Yumeat Singapore’s plant-based Bak Kwa. Images: Yumeat Singapore
Yumeat Singapore’s plant-based Bak Kwa. Images: Yumeat Singapore

It’s still not too late to indulge in a guilt-free alternative to a beloved Chinese New Year snack.

A couple days remain till Chinese New Year celebrations are over, but if you’re having trouble letting go of the snacking, bite into Bak Kwa, a plant-based dried meat staple now on sale.

The meatless alternative is high in fiber, low in saturated fat and naturally cholesterol-free, which means you can afford to down a few more pieces of bak kwa without having to loosen your belt.

It is made of non-GMO soy and wheat and each box (S$28.80) comes with six individually vacuum-packed slices of bak kwa. If you care about packaging, the boxes, made with recycled materials, come in red, blue and green.

It can also last for up to 18 months, unlike the real deal which has to be eaten within a week of opening. It resembles the original dried meat with a sweet crispiness and moist surface, while savory and chewy on the inside.

The brand also boasts that its factory uses “renewable solar energy and electronic sensors to eliminate energy waste.”

The bak kwa is now available on RedMart and the Spectrum Store in Suntec City shopping mall.

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