The quest for backpacking food continues…
And I have found a new candidate – Pork floss. Although one much prefers the Chinese name of Rousong. Basically it is pork shoulder cooked in soy sauce and sugar until it shreds into a coarse wool texture, somewhere along the process it is also dried. This makes a shelf stable meat product I think has possibilities.
I cannot tell you how many hours of watching youtube videos it took to come across this little gem.
One quick facebook message later and I know my local Chinese supermarket has it in stock, this time next week one will have tried it.
Also found this week are a snack called veggie straws, a mixture of kale (no surprise there), tomato and spinach in potatoes starch tubes. They taste like a french fries knockoff (an english crisp snack) with way lower salt content.
Common on the trail is baby food – the pureed fruit in tubes. This makes sense as it is a useful way to get fruit on the hike. Just one problem – they taste like pureed fruit, watered down pureed fruit, so watered down one can ‘taste’ the water. Not an option. I side with all babies that pull their face when having these pouches.
On a side note..Who has peanut butter and cheese on wraps??? Nasty, just nasty.
I cannot understand the hiking mantra of food is energy, so who cares what combo it is mixed in.
Ramen bomb seems common, for those that don’t know – Instant noodles and instant mash combined together with tuna, sausage or cheese, even a combo of all.
One is so glad one is a Trangia camper; even if it make meal planning more…Civilised.