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.
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waah..new recipe great!
I’ll try to make these for pork floss buns!
Still floss is not a good name for ANY food product…;-)
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. 😛 )
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.
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…
Hi, can someone advise on the nutritional facts on pork floss? I mean, is it fattening and unhealthy?
Hi Eve, here is the nutritional facts from a bottle bought from Costco:
Serving size 7 tbsps (32g)
Fat 5g (7%)
Saturated 1g (5%)
+ Trans 0g
Cholesterol 25mg (9%)
Sodium 290mg (12%)
Carbohydrate 12g (4%)
Fiber 1g (4%)
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
does anyone know how to make the vegetarian version?
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.
hello ben, greetings from Indonesia, nice article, do you have any idea how to make them crispier, like the one sold on supermarket?
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.
Hi Ben and Susan. Do you know how to make tuna floss?
yesssssssssss i found this recipe…. uhmmmmmmmm….
i should try this cuz i love eating floss in bread talk
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.
I personally prefer the traditional frying method. Good things that my tongue likes happen in hot oil.
hello how do u put flavors is it before putting in dehydrator
hmmm…looks yummy! …can’t wait to try it
The recipe needs to indicate that the sugar is not included in the soy seasonings that get added after the meat is tender but still wet. I added it to the seasonings and ended up with Vietnamese style caramelized pork (thit kho) when it all cooked down! Not a bad result to end up with, but definitely not pork floss! Trying it again tonight but leaving the sugar out of the simmering seasoning and adding it at the end after all the liquid has cooked away.