Bak Kwa App Lets Users Skip The Chinese New Year Queue At Lim Chee Guan, Kinda

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Beat The Bak Kwa Craze

It’s Chinese New Year, and we must eat bak kwa – the heaty, fattening, expensive and unhealthy snack of tender, juicy sliced pork.

But the long queue for bak kwa outside the famous Lim Chee Guan stores in Chinatown seriously tests our appetites. Some have even resorted to paying foreign workers to queue for them:

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Cut The Queue

Fortunately, Lim Chee Guan has teamed up with local startup UniQLIX to launch an app that allows customers to skip the queue – at least the physical one.

Users ordering bak kwa through the app will be informed of the waiting time, and told when the bak kwa can be collected. To streamline the process, counter and kitchen staff will also use tablets to keep up with the orders.

There’s a catch though – the app is still in its testing stages, and only available for use at Lim Chee Guan’s Ion Orchard outlet.

Customers who frequent their Chinatown flagship stores are still facing long queues.

The company says it has received positive feedback on the new app, according to Today.

Best In Town

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For the uninitiated, Lim Chee Guan has been dubbed the best bak kwa in town by many Singaporeans and gourmet websites including The Hungry Geek and HungryGoWhere.

Festive Feasting

However, if you’re looking for a way to stop the bak kwa cravings altogether, we can’t help you.

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If you’re not a fan of queuing, but still a fan of bak kwa, you can still find other bak kwa infused snacks in Singapore. Alternatively, just go for newer CNY snacks!

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