Malaysian BBQ Pork Jerky & Chicken Floss Sandwiches
It is amazing how the food of my childhood makes me happy! My last trip back to Malaysia, I brought back with me some BBQ Pork Jerky and Chicken Floss. Now, these two terms may be a little new to non-Asians. Known as Bakkwa or Ba Gua in Hokkien dialect (Mandarin: Rou Gan 肉干), is a meat jerky that usually comes in square and flat form. Chicken and pork are two popular meat used. It has a salty-sweet taste, as it is cooked over charcoal grilled that gives it a nice shiny deep caramel colour. Particularly in Malaysia and Singapore, Bakkwa is a popular gift to be offered to relatives and friends during Chinese New Year.
Chicken floss or pork floss. What is it? Chicken or pork floss is made from stewed meat, which then shredded so thinly and dry cooked in a wok until it is completely dry and seasoning is added. It has fluffy texture which can almost melt in the mouth! Chicken or pork floss is often used as topping for dishes like congee or noodles. Or eat as a snack!
I adore both BBQ pork jerky and chicken floss. When I saw Eating Asia’s post about The Winson Berger, it straight away reminded me my favourite way of making sandwiches when I was young! Using both BBQ pork jerky and chicken floss, cucumber and chili sauce – that was exactly how I used to make it! I used normal sliced white or brown bread, sometimes, bread rolls. I decided to make this last weekend for lunch using poppy seeds bread rolls. It tasted exactly like how it used to – slight crunch of the cucumber, sweet and salty pork jerky and ‘melt-in-the-mouth’ chicken floss. Heaven!
So, it was more of a luxury version of using both BBQ pork jerky and chicken floss. There is another version that I love, because of its simplicity. It is just grilled bread, spread with butter and filled with lots of chicken floss! You don’t need anything else. The flavours and slight crunch of the chicken floss with a hint of butter, make the best ingredients for sandwiches! It couldn’t have been easier to make sandwiches! It’s amazing how easy and tasty and I think I am going to finish eating my chicken floss this way!
Malaysian BBQ Pork Jerky & Chicken Floss Sandwiches
For the Malaysian BBQ Pork Jerky & Chicken Floss Sandwiches:
2 bread rolls, halved
1 tbsp butter
2 tbsp chili sauce
8 slices cucumber
2 sliced BBQ pork jerky, cut into medium squares
2-3 tbsp chicken floss
1. Toast slices of bread. Spread butter on each.
2. Put slices of cucumber. Then, topped with BBQ pork jerky. Spoon over enough of chili sauce before sprinkle chicken floss on the top to finish.
I love both bak kwa and chicken floss, but have never thought of eating them together! I still have some chicken floss, will have to eat some tomorrow now that I've seen your post! 😉
Chicken floss alone is great too… I just love its texture!
I have eaten both, separately, in bread but not together. I don't see why not. It must be tasting fantastic 🙂
Give it a try 🙂
these are super sandwiches!
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I love Asian flosses though I only eat vegetarian and fish ones. I used to eat a big bowl of rice with just that (healthy, I know).
I have never tried vegetarian and fish ones… sounds good and rice with the floss… I think it's really good!
I really like chicken and pork floss too! How interesting seeing them in a burger, wouldn't have thought of it myself. Great idea!
Thanks! Give it a try, you will love it!
Beautiful pictures and good recipe 🙂
Thank you! 🙂
Love pork jerky and floss! Even better with butter in a sandwich.yum!
Yup definitely ! 🙂
I love this, you are reminding me on the old times bak kwa & pork floss bun with chilli sauce that I ate in KL when I was little gal. I missed that bun so much that I went to hunt during my KL trip, not easy to find but my ex colleague managed to find for me, so yummy!
Cool!! I really like this combo… just reminds me of those days….
Oh my god!!! I had forgotten about floss . . . I lived in KL for 6 years as a kid (far more years ago than I care to remember) and I loved it. Now if I can only find where I can get some here in London!
That is very interesting, Rachel! Try Chinese supermarket, they may have it. I have never tried to find one but when I go to Chinese supermarket next, I will ask.
I am obsessed with pork jerky and pork floss and fish floss and chicken floss. Whenever I go to Singapore or Penang or Kuala Lumpur, I will get A LOT. People would ask me if those are for gifts, I would say YEAH. GIft for myself. Haha!
Somehow toasts with generous helping of butter and floss tastes much better than just toast and floss. Great idea! Will make some once I get my hands on some floss and jerky
I love floss… I have been having the chicken floss sandwiches for the past few days and it's just so delicious.
By the way, is it not possible to get pork jerky and floss in Indonesia?
Nope .. not very possible to get processed pork products. But Malaysia and Singapore are very near and accessible. Thank goodness for that!
That's very true!! For me I am miles away 🙁
I love flosses. At least here, I can find vegetarian, beef, chicken floss at Asian stores. But I have to make my own fish floss 🙂
One time, I did trial to make my own beef floss from leftover roast beef. It worked well.
Cool!! Did you post the beef floss recipe?
Ohh yum yum! Who doesn't love bakwa!
Yup… so far I haven't found one.. 🙂
This is so tasty. I love the combination very much!
Yup!! It's super delicious!
love this asian burger. I love both bak gua and bak hu hehe
me too! hehe
Those sandwiches look mighty yummy! I love jerky.
You can order those teas directly from the Palais Des Thés website…
Thanks! I will check Palais Des Thés website..
Oh yes, I used to wrap these in just plain white bread and eat it. Yummy. Love it with porridge too.
Definitely!! With plain white bread is just as nice and of course with porridge…. drool….
Clever, and nice presentation too!
how yummy! those sandwiches look delicious!
Thanks for dropping by!! Yes, these sandwiches are to die for.. haha
Ahhh Msian style burger but I like the poppy seeds bun. Must be crunchy!
Yeah, the poppy seeds buns are pretty good…
Wow, I never thought in putting together the pork jerky and the chicken floss…looks delicious…will have to try this combination soon…although I never seen chicken floss, only pork 🙂
It is really delicious.. well, not sure about other places but in Malaysia, both chicken and pork floss are pretty easy to get.
This reminds me of the bak kwa and chicken floss buns sold by hawkers outside the cinema in Pg many years ago. Oh, I miss them so much! 😉
Oh.. really? This is really a childhood snack/food for some of us!
Ohhh it reminds me of home! I want some bak kwa!!!
hehehe.. are you able to get some where you live?
Ooh la la!!!
Now i want lunch round 2!
hehehe.. maybe round 3 too..
Wow! Pork jerky is one of my favourite! This is so awesome… I am drooling!
I think a lot of us are pork jerky fans!
Anything BBQ has me interested pretty much straight away!
Same here too!
Cool! I also saw one Winson Burger on Eating Asia blog but that vendor is in KL..
OMG, that sandwich is so mouthwatering! A wonderful treat.
Interesting combination in the sandwich
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