20 Jan '12, 12am

Queue too long at Lee Chee Guan? Look somewhere else!

It looks almost impossible to lay your hands on the best Bak Kwa just several days before Chinese New Year. Unless you want to stew in the sweltering heat for hours or pay your maid to do the job. The situation has become so dire since last week that some construction towkays get their foreign workers to do the queueing. If snagging a bag of popular Lim Chee Guan Bak Kwa is Mission Impossible, then you have to settle for your next favourite. My favourites are Lim Chee Guan and Bee Cheng Hiang, which were also the top choices of a Straits Times panel a few years ago. I buy both brands throughout the year to satisfy my craving. As Bee Cheng Hiang has many outlets, the queues are much shorter. If you go to its Chinatown outlets late at night, there's hardly a queue. To avoid the maddening crowds at this time of the year and enjoy something different, I prefer to go for the 'c...

Full article: http://www.soshiok.com/critic/article/17022

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