A kg of bak kwa chips from Kim Hwa Guan
I kept this bag of bak kwa, hoping never to be tempted to cut it open. Not until TODAY. I was starving and lazy to cook because I have been making arrowhead crisps day and night (either slicing or frying) for the past week in my quest to do a few tubs of them for family and friends in time for Chinese New Year.
"The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it...
I can resist everything but temptation."Oscar Wilde
I shall use Wilde's quote to justify my caving-in to a bak kwa lunch. Here's how I eat bak kwa - has been a tradition of mone since I was a child. Arranging pieces of bak kwa to cover slightly more than half of a piece of plain white bread (doesn't taste as good with wholemeal or other types of bread) before folding the bread.
Sigh... I had 4 servings at one go (my record being 8 - many many years ago). The only other ingredient that can make me eat lots of bread is crispy fish floss. I haven't been able to find good ones (phew!) and so haven't over-indulged in fish-floss-and-butter-sandwich like I used to enjoy as a kid.
Look at the lovely shade of the bak kwa!