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Friday, February 22, 2013

Spinach pizza with bak kwa ( Singapore style pork jerky )

No ordinary pizza - this is bak kwa pizza

Singapore style pork jerky pizza - Straits - western fusion
Bak kwa is a  sweet pork jerky  that is a must during the Chinese New Year.  This year, I have been overly indulgent in my purchases and had ended the celebrations with too much leftovers. This called for the  need  to creatively consume them, either as a snack or part of a meal.

A  pizza base speckled with green bits of spinach , tangy red pizza sauce and sweet bak kwa may seem like strange bedfellows but the overall effect was stunning. Here, tangy meets sweet , all held together by cheese. If I were to take things further, I would sprinkle the pizza with crispy pork floss for the total Singapore taste.

That, would be uniquely Singapore !

Pizza base :
1/2 Tbsp fine sugar
1 teaspoon dried instant yeast ( 7 g )
4 cubes of chopped spinach, defrosted
90 ml water
225g bread flour
Pinch of salt
2 Tbsp olive oil

Topping :
3 Tbsp pizza sauce
2 cups of chicken cubes, pan fried
1/2 cup shredded Singapore style pork jerky / bak kwa
2 cups of pizza cheese

Extra flour for handling dough

Method :
Mix all the ingredients for the pizza base in a KA or bread machine. Knead until smooth and elastic.  Leave to ferment , covered.  On my bread machine, I set to 'dough cycle' , 1.5 hours.

Preheat oven to 220C.

When dough had risen to almost double, knead gently again on a floured worktop.

Shape the dough  to longish naan or traditional disc.

Spread the sauce on the 2 pizza base, sprinkle chicken and bak kwa.

Finally, sprinkle the cheese over the ingredients.

Bake in a preheated oven at 220C for 12 minutes.


  1. Hey, that is great! Who would have thought of bak kwa in pizza hah! hah! Must be very tasty!

  2. Looks delicious! I've never tried this before so I shall one day! I recently just started a youtube Korean food channel, EasyKoreanFood, where you can learn how to make fast & easy Korean food! It would mean the world to me if you could check it out because I'm just starting out! Thanks!