Product Reviews

Why I Moved To NYC: Reason #437.

What is it?

spicy pork jerkysliced beef jerky

One word: jerky.

My friend Eun-Duk and I were aimlessly wandering the streets of Chinatown, after seeing Raise The Red Lantern at Film Forum. When we passed by, we could see them grilling the jerky in the window facing the street, at which point, it was all over for us.

The one on the right is sliced beef jerky and despite eating so much of it I gave myself a stomachache, I still would still eat more if I had any. The texture’s pretty standard jerky (e.g. tough, chewy) but the flavor is phenomenal: smoky, sweet, salty.

On the left, the flat one, is spicy pork jerky. If the sliced beef jerky is like a dried apricot, the pork jerky is more like… a Meat Roll-Up. Different, and softer, but just as good.

I’m already thinking about when I can go back and get more.

Malaysia Beef Jerky Inc.
95A Elizabeth St. (betw. Grand and Hester)


  • Andrea

    I saw “Raise the Red Lantern” at FF too this weekend! I just love that movie! I’m so sorry my Red Lantern experience was without jerky.

  • tinymich

    Ahhh, bak kwa. That place is extremely respectable but by no means as good as anything “from home” — it’s mushy. too soft to have good bite. I wish there were a way for me to get you some of the real thing. Maybe on my next trip back… if the sniffing airport dogs don’t rip my luggage open….

    still, i’m glad to have that joint in town. I never go, but it’s nice to know it’s there in case the craving becomes unbearable one day.

  • Andrea

    4:30 Sunday show. I had aimed for the 2 p.m. show!
    Between the movie and the knitting (and the cooking), I’m starting to think we were separated at birth!