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May 11, 2011 02:44 PM

Pork Floss, 'Rousong', or meal wool in and around Boston?

Greetings All-
Just noticed a Serious Eats piece on Pork Floss, something I've never tried.

Anyone know where this can be found around town?
H-Mart perhaps?
I'm guessing some of the chinese markets in Boston would probably carry this...
Any thoughts on how to use it (in addition to the SE recommendations)?



3 Old Concord Rd, Burlington, MA 01803

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  1. My first two suggestions for finding pork floss would be C-Mart in Chinatown or Kamman in Quincy. I don't remember seeing it at Super 88 recently, or at H-Mart. But that's not saying it ISNT at either of those two markets.

    Apropos recipes, you probably would get more responses if you posted on Home Cooking. (Plus the powers that be might move any responses about recipes there anyway.)

    3 Old Concord Rd, Burlington, MA 01803

    1. Any Asian supermarket should carry this, but my two containers of pork floss have lasted me for years so I haven't looked lately for it. I like it on buttered mantou bread (the frozen white, oblong buns).

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      1. re: taterjane

        This is what I was going to say too. I've never not noticed it at any decent sized asian grocery but the novelty wears off quickly for me so I tend to go through most of it in a week or two and then the rest sits for a year or more.

      2. You should go to one of the Asian bakeries and make sure you like pork floss before you commit. Yi Soon in Allston and 101 in Chinatown both have pork floss buns.

        1. I bought some at Super 88/Hong Kong market. Ditto what the others said about buttered bread; I also like to use it as a topping on fried rice.

          1. Yup, I can't recall one Chinese market where I haven't seen it. I like plain congee for breakfast, and I add this into plain congee for a little bit of savoriness (also with some bamboo in chili oil). Yum!