September 27, 2007 | | Comments 15

Pork Floss Recipe

I sure had a nice looooong break during this summer. Ben had been eager to blog because I think he wants to show off his pictures! He is bored now and is soooo eager to pass back the baton to me.

I did not cook much during the summer due to the hot weather. We had simple Chinese meal with stir fries at home and eat out on weekends. However, this is something I made during the summer, home-made pork floss. I’m sure some of you would say why go to all the trouble making it when it’s easily available in Chinese groceries which are abundant in Richmond. Well, for one, I just want to try to make it once and at least I know that its fresh.

We had blogged about the store bought version before here. Back then we remember that blog entry did generate a lot of comments about the name “floss”.



  • 3 lbs pork shoulder
  • 1.5 cups water
  • 1.5 tablespoons dark soy sauce
  • 6 tablespoons light soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons white pepper powder
  • 1.5 teaspoons salt
  • 250g sugar

Please click on the link below for the instructions.


_MG_8560_edited-1.jpgSlice the meat into medium thickness. Simmer the meat water until the pork is soft. This takes about one hour.
_MG_8561_edited-1.jpgStir in the seasoning and cook again over medium heat until the stock is almost dry.
_MG_8567_edited-1.jpgRemove the meat and cut the meat into fairly big pieces.
_MG_8569_edited-1.jpgShred the meat into fine shreds with a fork.
_MG_8571_edited-1.jpgPut the shredded meat in a wok together with the remaining stock and fry till almost dry.
_MG_8562_edited-1.jpgLower the heat and add sugar while the meat is still moist.
_MG_8574_edited-1.jpgKeep on frying until the meat floss is dry and crispy.The whole process of frying takes at least one hour or more. It takes some time but it is worth the effort.You’ll appreciate the store bought pork floss more after you’ve gone through the tedious process of making it.
138 people like this post. Click yellow thumbie on the left if you like this post too.

Categorized Under: Chinese New Year FoodPork

Tagged Under:

RSSComments (15)

Leave a Reply | Trackback URL

  1. Chrystal says: recipe great!
    I’ll try to make these for pork floss buns!

  2. Sally says:

    Still floss is not a good name for ANY food product…;-)

  3. Windy says:

    I can’t believe how much time and effort to make pork floss! Er… I guess I would get it from a Chinese shop… (me being lazy as usual. :P )

  4. Chubbypanda says:

    I’m pretty lazy when it comes to making meat floss too. My mom used to use a lot of pork floss for various Taiwanese fishes. I’ve switched to fish floss under orders from my doctor. Stupid cholesterol.

  5. Cathy says:

    I had no idea how to begin to make this at home — thanks so much! My mom used to pack me sandwiches with just pork floss between white bread. I wasn’t exactly the most popular kid in the cafeteria…

  6. eve says:

    Hi, can someone advise on the nutritional facts on pork floss? I mean, is it fattening and unhealthy?

  7. Suanne says:

    Hi Eve, here is the nutritional facts from a bottle bought from Costco:

    Serving size 7 tbsps (32g)
    calories 120
    Fat 5g (7%)
    Saturated 1g (5%)
    + Trans 0g
    Cholesterol 25mg (9%)
    Sodium 290mg (12%)
    Carbohydrate 12g (4%)
    Fiber 1g (4%)
    Sugar 5g
    Protein 10g
    Iron 4%

    Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

  8. tofufreak says:

    does anyone know how to make the vegetarian version?

  9. Ann Ros says:

    I find it an excellent way to recycle the very tough meat from broth. Usually such meat is too tough to eat as such, but too good to throw away. Turning it into floss saves the meat for better use.

  10. bw says:

    hello ben, greetings from Indonesia, nice article, do you have any idea how to make them crispier, like the one sold on supermarket?

    • Suanne says:

      Hi bw, I think if you cook it longer or after you achieve the floss texture, place them in a oven on low heat to further extract the moisture and crisp up.

  11. Jenice says:

    Hi Ben and Susan. Do you know how to make tuna floss?

  12. mharvey says:

    yesssssssssss i found this recipe…. uhmmmmmmmm….
    i should try this cuz i love eating floss in bread talk

  13. d imeo tane says:

    A food dehydrator would make this process easier. I’ve made something similar but with chicken. After the chicken is cooked well and shreds into flakes with a fork, I put the shreds in a dehydrator overnight.

    The dehydrator is great, you basically set it and go to bed.

    To me, this ‘traditional’ method of frying over a stove for an hour doesn’t seem like a good way to do it.

  14. Emma $antos says:

    hmmm…looks yummy! …can’t wait to try it

Leave a Reply

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a Gravatar.

You may also subscribe to receive comments via email without commenting.

Blog Widget by LinkWithin