Also known as “rougan,” bak kwa is a Chinese salty-sweet dried meat similar to jerky – and Red Dot Kitchen’s is some of the best we’ve had.
Inspired by the vibrant food-scenes of Singapore and markets of Malaysia, their porky treat is packed with umami, thanks to the use of old world fish and soy sauce and a proprietary blend of Southeast Asian spices. After seasoning the meat, they roast their bak kwa to give it an authentic, smoky-char. The end result is tender, juicy, sweet and savory all at once.
High in protein, gluten free, low in sodium and free from nitrites or nitrates… What’s not to love? Plus, Red Dot sources the meat from domestic and local animal farms to support a more sustainable eco-system. Now that’s something we can get behind.
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The use of anchovy-flavored fish sauce doesn’t impart any fishiness at all – just a deep, rich, umami flavor you won’t be able to get enough of.
Ingredients: Pork, sugar, anchovy flavored fish sauce (water, anchovy extract, salt, sugar), rice wine (distilled spirit of rice, 12% alcohol by volume, salt), gluten free soy sauce (water, soybeans, salt, alcohol), organic molasses (organic blackstrap molasses), soybean oil, less than 2% spices and natural flavorings, natural smoke flavor. Comes in a 3 ounce bag. Contains: Soy, Fish (Anchovy). Nutrition Information: Serving size 1 oz (28g), Calories 130, Total Fat 5g, Sodium 140mg, Sugar 7g, Protein 15g
- Contains fish.
- Contains soy.