I randomly decided to buy pork floss from HK Supermarket the other day because it is possibly one of the greatest comfort foods. I grew up eating this and always felt that we, the pork floss and I, had a very special relationship. It was a little weird like I was*, kind of funny looking**, and often misunderstood***. It was also always looking out for me. Anytime a bland food would force itself upon me, Pork Floss would always be on the rescue to make life a little sweeter, saltier, and tastier.
Anyway, with Pork Floss readily available in my kitchen cupboard, I decided to make a Taiwanese Club Sandwich for brunch. This is a type of sandwich that you can find in every bakery in China or Chinatown. Like the banh mi from my last post, this is a East-meets-West fusion kind of sandwich.
How I Made This Tasty Sandwich:
- Toasted two slices of oatmeal bread
- While toasting, I fried an egg, making sure it would turn out about the size of a slice of bread
- Spread a thin layer of mayo on one slice of toast
- Put the fried egg on top of the mayo-ed up slice of toast and cut the combination in half so that I had two triangles
- Added fresh lettuce and thin slices of tomatoes to each triangle
- Sprinkled on some pork floss to one wedge
- Cut the other slice of bread in half so that now I had 4 triangle wedges of toast
- Rearranged slices of toast on top of each other until I had a cute little Taiwanese Club Sandwich (and an extra wedge of bread…) to wolf down
**think round glasses, braces, and center-parted bangs… this was a long time ago!
***the word, “floss,” sounds a bit gross … but it really is just dried meat – like pork jerky!