2. Last weekend we spent four and a half hours (starting from 9 am in the morning) queuing up at the Lim Chee Guan’s at Chinatown just to get some bak kwa, and while it does taste pretty good I don’t think we’ll ever be doing something like that again. We’d wanted to get something special for V’s grandparents (he’ll be telling them about the wedding when he gets back to KL this Chinese New Year) buuuuuuuut I think once is quite enough, thank you very much. We’d actually been once already on a weekday afternoon, only to be informed that the signature roast pork usually sells out before lunch, which gives people, what, a three, four hour window? We alternated between remaining in the queue and heading off for toilet/drink/sliced mango breaks. There was a purchase limit of 15kg per person, but it didn’t seem to deter most of the people in front of us, whom we saw staggering away with bags upon bags of the stuff.
Bak kwa is serious business, you guys. Especially around Chinese New Year. Never get between a Singaporean and his/her bak kwa, y’all.
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