Make a simple Taiwanese savory breakfast sandwich in under 5 minutes!
Let’s talk about breakfast. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day since it fuels your body to get through all the activities ahead. A hearty breakfast motivates me, thus allowing me to be more productive throughout the day. That’s how crucial breakfast is, and since today’s recipe originates from Taiwan, it’s good to note that people in Taiwan take their breakfast seriously. Whenever I visit Taiwan, it is difficult to skip breakfast because small shops and stalls line the streets, selling items from very traditional breakfast foods like meat bun (bao zi 包子), fried dough stick (you tiao 油条), scallion pancake (cong you bing 葱油饼), to more Westernized items like breakfast sandwiches and burgers. I enjoy both the traditional and more Westernized items and am sharing a quick and easy recipe today for a Taiwanese-style breakfast sandwich. It is SO delicious and incredibly easy to make.
The combination of ingredients for Taiwanese sandwiches is limitless, but common ingredients include ham, egg, cucumber, sausage patty, nut butter, and jam. These sandwiches are sold at food stands, shops/cafes, and convenience stores like 7-11 or FamilyMart. I have played around with the ingredients and have found my favorite combination to be shredded pork floss (rou song), mayonnaise, cucumbers, and egg… just 4 ingredients! However, with just 4 ingredients, you are including your protein, fats, and carbohydrates for a complete breakfast meal.
Bread of choice: The recommended bread is milk bread. However, you may use any bread of choice. I used whole wheat bread to add some more fiber to my meal.
Pork floss: Any style and brand of shredded pork floss works.
Mayonnaise: use plain mayonnaise or Japanese mayo. Do not use Miracle Whip, since it tastes sweet.
Egg: pan fry completely or cook so the egg yolk is slightly runny
Taiwanese Breakfast Sandwich
yield: 1 sandwich
- 2 slices bread of choice
- 8 g. or 1 1/2 tsp. mayonnaise
- 3 g. or 1 1/2 tsp. pork floss
- 1 large egg, pan-fried
- 25 g. or 10 thin cucumber slices
- Toast 2 slices of bread. Spread 1 1/2 tsp. mayonnaise on one slice and sprinkle 2 tsp. shredded pork floss over it.
- Top with the cucumbers and then add a pan-fried egg on top. Close the sandwich with the other slice of bread.
- Slice in half and enjoy with a drink (I recommend soy milk).
It is best to eat the sandwich immediately since the cucumbers can cause the bread to become soggy.
*Nutrition facts are estimates.
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Wow, this looks so yummy!
Will ground pork sausage work in place of pork floss?
I went to a pig farm to get some pork floss and they told me to get a dictionary? 😂
ahh it is an East Asian ingredient
Thanks for exposing us to something unique. This looks tasty!