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Pork Floss

My family likes to eat meat floss, be it chicken or pork and this is getting to be very expensive these days especially with the approaching Chinese New Year.  So I tried my hands to make this with the slow cooker to  soften the meat and was quite pleased with the result.  If you don't mind the hours of standing and frying the meat till it becomes floss, then it's not a bad idea to make this a gift for CNY!

I made a peanut butter sandwich with this pork  floss or you may opt to serve it with white porridge.  Do keep the floss in a container and store it in the fridge as there's no added preservative.

Recipe for Pork Floss

    • 700 gm pork shoulder               
    • 3.1/2  Tbsp light soya sauce
    • 150 gm rock sugar or to taste
    • 1 tsp dark soya sauce
    • 3/4 cup water
    • Some seasalt and pepper to marinate the pork
    1.  Marinate the meat with some salt and pepper for an hour or more.
    2. Put the meat into a slow cooker, add in all the sauces, rock sugar and water.  Cook on high for 4 hours.
    3. Remove the meat and shred with a fork.
    4. Transfer the shredded meat onto a non-stick pan, add in the stock, lower the heat and fry the meat constantly with a wooden spatula and tear the meat with a pair of chopsticks.  Fine tune to desired taste.
    5. Keep on frying until the meat floss is dry and crispy.  This may take about an hour.
    6. Let cool and store in an air-tight container.  Keep refrigerated.


  1. Oh my made your own pork floss? It looks very delicious. I need to gather all the patience I have before I dare to try.....haha. I think it's quite like cooking bean paste....need tonnes of patience.

    1. Yes, only the frying part, Mary. I know you can do it!

  2. Oh wow, I never had in mind that I can make this at home. I would love to have this with sandwich. Simply delicious.

  3. Good morning Cheah, This is awesome! I've never thought pork floss is prepared in this way. Thank you for sharing this amazing recipe :)

  4. Yeah, I like to sandwich this on bread and I dont mind receiving it as a gift from No-Frills Recipes. Haha .... dont keep me waiting for too long ok?

  5. Hi Cheah, I did this before. Not too bad but I will buy cos' we don't take much of it.

    1. If your family doesn't take it much, then it's more economical to buy!

  6. well done! this looks so good, you can start selling pork floss now, hehe

    1. Doubt I'll start a business with this, my legs will hurt, ha! ha!

  7. Can I replace pork with chicken breast meat instead?

    1. Yes, you can and add in some Chinese cooking wine if you like.

  8. This is so good I remember a blogging friend sending me some I added to pizza ;-)

  9. i never thought of doing pork floss myself! how wonderful of making your own pork floss especially for gifts!

  10. Can send some for me, looks so good like store bought. Ya. Nowadays everything are so expensive , we have to make our own.

    1. I'm sure you can do this too, Sonia. Sonia memang boleh!

  11. My family love pork floss. I grew up with pork floss too. In bread and in porridge. Will definitely give this a try soon.

  12. Cheah,
    Ohhh! This is my kids favorite.
    I believe the time of standing to cook is worth while because it is homemade.Homemade is always more tasty.
    Between,would like to know can I marinated the pork over night in fridge? Thanks:)


    1. You can pat dry the meat, then sprinkle some salt and ground pepper, mix into the meat. Leave it at room temperature for about half an hour, then cover it with cling film or put into a container with cover, put into the fridge. Most of the time I marinate my meat overnight, tastes much better.

    2. Hi Cheah,
      Thank you so much fit the tips!

  13. Oh YUM! It's been ages since I had this! So mouthwatering!

    1. Give it a try, it's not that difficult as I thought!

  14. Thank you for sharing the recipe on meat floss.
    I tried it, but I tweaked the recipe a little. I added 1 tsp of 5-spice powder and used a pressure cooker to cook the meat (instead of boiling it for 4 hours).
    Turned out really, really flavorful.
    I live in Tokyo and it was wonderful to enjoy some home made meat floss.
    Would try with chicken next time, or make it a little spicy.
    Thank you. Looking forward to trying your bak kwa recipe in the near future.

    1. Yes, it's very much time consuming to cook the pork in a pressure cooker. The addition of 5 spice powder gives the extra aroma. Glad that you tried my recipe and thanks for dropping by.


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