A Taste of Tradition

       Since 1938, Lim Chee Guan has been a leader in bak kwa –
traditionally barbecued meat slices that are uniquely Singapore.
Mr Lim Kay Eng first set up shop in Chinatown, armed with a recipe
he developed, using the finest ingredients and following the same
exacting process, he worked through many long
and difficult years to achieved a reputation of
excellence with bak kwa appreciators.

       Staying at the forefront of the craft in Singapore for over 80 years is,
in no small part, attributed to Lim Chee Guan’s devotion to tradition.

       Preparing the bak kwa is a labor of love. Thin slices of bak kwa are
roasted over glowing charcoal and flipped constantly to maintain the balance
of delicate flavor and juicy perfection. A traditional snack,
bak kwa is an essential food for any celebrations.

       Its faithful bak kwa lovers can currently enjoy their purchases at
New Bridge Road and People’s Park Complex, both in the heart of Chinatown,
at the centre of Singapore - ION Orchard and Singapore most iconic
landmark for the travellers – Jewel Changi Airpor
• 1920s •
Founder Lim Kay Eng left his family and
travelled alone by boat from Xiamen to
Singapore in the 1920s.

• 1930s • 
Kay Eng worked in odd jobs such as a
plantation worker, coffee shop assistant,
and etc. When he missed his mother, he
would make barbecue meat (Bak Kwa) for
himself. He remembered his mother made
barbecue meat during the war days, as
this meat can be preserved for a number
of days.  

• 1938 •
      He managed to save enough
to open his very first stall (A pushcart)
at Chin Chiew Street or then known as
"Tou Fu Kai". During then,
this place was famous
for gang clashes.
• 1956 •
Kay Eng moved his stall to a
shophouse along New Bridge Road
and continued his
bak kwa business there.
• 1988 •
Mr. Rod Lim succeeded Kay Eng’s
business officially and the whole
family stayed on the 2nd floor just
above their shop. And as time
passed by, his two sons joined him
in the business and carry on Mr.
Lim Kay Eng’s legacy.
• 2009 •
Opening of the 3
rd outlet
at ION Ochard.
• 2019 •
Opening of the 4
th outlet
at Jewel Changi
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A Taste of Tradition

       Since 1938, Lim Chee Guan has been a
leader in bak kwa – traditionally barbecued
meat slices that are uniquely Singapore.
Mr Lim Kay Eng first set up shop in
Chinatown, armed with a recipe he developed,
using the finest ingredients and following
the same exacting process,
he worked through many long and
difficult years to achieved a
reputation of excellence
with bak kwa appreciators.

       Staying at the forefront of the craft in
Singapore for over 80 years is,
in no small part, attributed to
Lim Chee Guan’s devotion to tradition.

       Preparing the bak kwa is a labor of love.
Thin slices of bak kwa are
roasted over glowing charcoal and flipped
constantly to maintain the balance
of delicate flavor and juicy perfection.
A traditional snack, bak kwa is an
essential food for any celebrations.

       Its faithful bak kwa lovers
can currently enjoy their purchases at
New Bridge Road and
People’s Park Complex, both
in the heart of Chinatown,
at the centre of Singapore -
ION Orchard and
Singapore most iconic
landmark for the travellers
– Jewel Changi Airport.
• 1920s •
Founder Lim Kay Eng left his
family and travelled alone by
boat from Xiamen to
Singapore in the 1920s.

• 1930s • 
Kay Eng worked in odd jobs
such as a plantation worker,
coffee shop assistant, and etc.
When he missed his mother,
he would make barbecue
meat (Bak Kwa) for himself.
He remembered his mother
made barbecue meat during
the war days, as this meat
can be preserved
for a number of days.  

• 1938 •
      He managed to save
enough to open his
very first stall
(A pushcart) at
Chin Chiew Street
or then known as
"Tou Fu Kai". During then,
this place was famous
for gang clashes.
• 1956 •
Kay Eng moved his stall
to a shophouse along
New Bridge Road
and continued
his bak kwa business there.
• 1988 •
Mr. Rod Lim succeeded
Kay Eng’s business officially
and the whole family
stayed on the 2nd floor just
above their shop. And as
time passed by, his two
sons joined him in the business
and carry on
Mr. Lim Kay Eng’s legacy.
• 2009 •
Opening of the 3
rd outlet
at ION Ochard.
• 2019 •
Opening of the 4
th outlet
at Jewel Changi
C O P Y R I G H T   ©  L I M  C H E E  G U A N   P T E    L T D .  A L L  R I G H T S    R E S E R V E D .
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