Now that I’m back in a bit of a blog-flow, I wanted to keep up with my favourite blog series – the “weekly” challenges. And this week’s challenge is one that has been in our minds since the very beginning. It’s an item from a local bakery, which has all sorts of weird and wonderful creations. But for our first challenge, we decided to go with the sardine donut (which is a bit weirder), and it’s taken all this time to get to the next item from Lof. This time it was chicken floss.
You can get chicken floss (which is basically dried, shredded chicken) on lots of different bakery items. We chose a fairly plain bun, so that the chicken floss was the star. And once we had it, there was nothing left to do but bring it home and give it a go.
Cutting into it, there was more chicken floss than we expected. But it was basically pretty similar to how it looked on the shelf. The topping made a bit of a mess, but that didn’t scare us off.
The Engineer was first to give it a go.
And then it was my turn.
We both thought it was okay. Slightly spicy, and held on with a nice buttery spread. The bun itself was pleasingly un-sweet (which is a nice change for local breads), and it was actually nicer than some of the other items we’ve tried from the bakery that didn’t count as a “challenge”. It basically tasted like what you would imagine from dried chicken on a buttery bun. Slightly weird, but not really unpleasant. I even had a second piece (although I have to admit we didn’t bother finishing the whole thing). So if you come across some chicken floss (or any other meat floss) in your travels – don’t be too scared of it. You might not want to eat it every day, but I doubt you’ll have to hold your nose and close your eyes to get it down.
This was a pretty easy week, really. But don’t worry – our next challenge we will step it up a little. I’ll give you a clue: It’s already waiting in the freezer, and it’s a bit of a combo of two previous challenges.