Homemade Chinese Pork Jerky Bakkwa 自制猪肉干
By Ellen L.Published: 2015-02-22
Kung Hei Fat Choy!! 恭喜發財!! Welcome to the Year of the Sheep!! I don't know about y'all but it's been a busy few days of cooking for us. Lots of delicioso type of traditional Chinese New Years dishes that we make once a year to celebrate the coming of the New Lunar Year! Yummilicious things like Chinese Sweet New Year Cake 年糕, Steamed Radish Cake 蘿蔔糕, and the Braised Dried Oyster with Black Sea Moss 髮菜蠔豉燜燒肉. One of the things we made for the first time this year is Homemade Chinese Pork Jerky, also know as Bakkwa, or 自制猪肉干. The reason we attempted to make our own jerky is because we received a most beautifully illustrated cookbook to review, Chinese Feasts & Festivals: A Cookbook, by S.C. Moey, and we were delighted to discover what looked like a pretty easy recipe for making this delicious treat at home. I mean I love chinese jerky and never realized you could make it yourself at home!