Sweet Crispy Pork

by - April 01, 2013

Sweet Crispy Pork (Moo Foy Grob, หมูฝอยกรอบ) was one of my favorite on the go breakfast when I was a kid living in Bangkok. In case you are not familiar with, sweet crispy pork is one of popular street food Bangkokians love to have for breakfast. It is made with shredded pork seasoned with soy sauce and sugar, then deep fried to golden crispy. Sweet crispy pork is usually accompanied with steamed glutinous rice and wrapped with fresh banana leaves for fragrance and convenience.  It is delicious, healthy, homemade, portable, not processed, dirt cheap breakfast to eat in the car and practically anywhere. 

Now as my family moved to Tokyo, I am always happy for my son doesn't need to have breakfast on the go. As it only takes 10 minutes to walk to school, he is always able to enjoy hot and fresh from the kitchen breakfast peacefully at the table with the whole family and this sweet crispy pork is always one of his favorite. 

While my kid wasn't born with a love of sweetness and hardly ever crave for sugar, he  loves this savory sweet crispy  pork so much that he can have it every single day. So to make the mornings go more smoothly, I often cooked this sweet crispy pork ahead and kept it in the fridge(no reheat is necessary). So I just have to cook the rice and some greens. Less hectic, isn't it.     

I hope you enjoy making this sweet crispy pork at your home. Also, if you have an access to fresh banana leaves, try serving or wrapping this pork with them, your kids gonna love it. 

Below is my sweet crispy pork (Moo Foy Grob หมูฝอยกรอบ) recipe.

yields 3-4 servings Clock 120 minutes 
500 grams pork butt 
50 cc. Thai light soy sauce (ซีอิ้วขาว)
125 grams sugar 
1/2 teaspoon salt 

canola oil for deep frying 

1. Boil the pork for 40-50 minutes until is done. Shred the pork into fine strips. 
2. In the mixing bowl, mix soy sauce with sugar, stir to combine. Add in pork, marinate for 1-2 hours. 

3. Deep fry it. 
4. Serve the pork over steamed glutinous rice. 

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