So, pork floss is a thing. That was news to me earlier this year when the destined-to-be-trendy ingredient appeared on my radar. I first saw it on a doughnut, where the feathery protein recalled bacon dipped in syrup. Close your eyes and imagine bacon-flavored cotton candy; that’s pork floss.
My assumption was that pork floss came from some new-fangled preparation method developed by a famous molecular gastronomist before it trickled down to Atlanta’s doughnut shops. But, like so many other food trends, pork floss actually is a very old dish that’s extremely popular in other countries.
Instead of waiting for pork floss to appear at your local gastropub, go to the experts at Sweet Hut, who have served it on pork sung rolls for years.
Pork sung is a more appetizing name for pork floss, and Sweet Hut’s roll essentially is a sweet and savory brunch unto itself. A generous portion of slightly sweet, rolled pastry is dusted at both ends with the savory, salty pork sung. It’s hearty, but tastes like a treat, too.
And, since we’re talking about Sweet Hut, trying this dish will cost you only a couple of bucks.
Sweet Hut Bakery & Cafe. Multiple locations. 678-650-8433, sweethutbakery.com.
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