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Pork Floss | Source: Shutterstock
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Pork Floss Recipe — Recreate This Fluffy Topping for Your Meals at Home

Christell Fatima M. Tudtud
Mar 14, 2024
03:30 P.M.
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In the mood for something meaty and unique? Recreate this pork floss recipe to add a special touch to your meals and get ready to impress with this simple yet delicious dish!

Known as rousong, pork floss is a sweet and savory delicacy that melts in your mouth, offering a blend of airy textures and comforting flavors. Widely celebrated across Asia for its versatility, pork floss elevates everything from congee to sandwiches. It can be treated as a snack!

Easy to make at home, it's the perfect way to bring a burst of flavor to your culinary creations. Curious about recreating it on your own? Follow this pork floss recipe!

Pork floss in a black bowl | Source: Shutterstock

Pork floss in a black bowl | Source: Shutterstock

Pork Floss Recipe

Ingredients for Pork Floss:

  • 300 grams of pork sirloin or tenderloin
  • 2 green onions, chopped into short sections
  • 5 slices of ginger
  • 1 tablespoon of Shaoxing wine

Ingredients for the Stir-Frying Sauce:

  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • a tiny pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon dark soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder (adjust to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil or olive oil

Instructions:

  1. Start by preparing the pork. Wash it thoroughly and cut it into larger chunks, approximately 6-7cm long and 3-4 cm wide.
  2. Boil the pork in a pot of fresh water for about 5 minutes to remove any impurities. Once done, drain and rinse the pork again.
  3. Combine the ginger, green onion, and pork in a high-pressure cooker or a large pot. Add the Shaoxing wine, light soy sauce, and enough fresh water to cover the pork. If using a high-pressure cooker, cook for 20 minutes until the pork is tender. If simmering in a pot, cover with water and cook for 40 minutes, adding more water if needed to keep the pork submerged.
  4. Once cooked, remove the pork from the liquid and allow it to cool. Then, shred the pork finely by hand.
  5. If using a bread maker, place the shredded pork in the machine along with the remaining sauces. Select the Jam mode and let it run for approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.
  6. Alternatively, for pan-frying, heat a small amount of oil in a wok or pan. Add the shredded pork and fry for 3-4 minutes.
  7. Next, add the light soy sauce, dark soy sauce, salt, and Chinese five-spice powder (if using). Mix well and continue cooking for another couple of minutes until the pork is slightly crispy.
  8. Turn off the heat and allow the pork floss to cool for a few minutes. This will help remove excess moisture, making it lighter. Then, using your hands, fluff the pork floss to help it dry and lighten in texture.
  9. If desired, refry the pork floss for an additional 2 minutes until it achieves a crispier texture.

A Few Tips:

1. For effective storage, keep the pork floss in a sealed, airtight container in a cool, dry place away from sunlight to prevent spoilage. Ensure it is thoroughly dried before storing to prevent moisture buildup.

2. Refrigerate the pork floss if needed. Use clean utensils every time you handle the dish to prevent contamination.

Making pork floss at home is a rewarding culinary adventure! This simple yet intricate recipe not only offers a taste of traditional Asian delicacies but also allows you to experiment with flavors and textures in your own kitchen.

Exploring a variety of meat dishes enhances your cooking skills and guarantees exciting new tastes to discover. Beyond pork floss, expand your culinary horizons by venturing into other realms, like attempting Meemaw’s Brisket recipe from "Young Sheldon."

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