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Some of you might know that I am quite a consumer of pork and lard. Things that aren’t exactly healthy, but so tasty I just couldn’t help myself. Everyone has their own guilty pleasures, and pork crackles (or pork rind/pork scratching) happen to be one of mine.

Mr Porky Pork Crackles
Mr. Porky pork crackles, from UK

Cheesie knows this fact rather well, which was why she gave me a packet of Mr. Porky pork crackles she obtained from a friend who came back to Malaysia from UK a few weeks ago.

For the uninformed, pork scratchings is basically pork skin with a layer of fat that is seasoned with salt and baked until most of the liquid fat is drained off. The resulting snack is mostly dry but with a hint of fat you can still taste, it is quite salty and porky. Without saying, this thing goes very well with beer.

It’s actually almost like a cross of fried lard (chu yau cha) & salted fish, in a very good way!

I didn’t manage to procure a can of cold beer to go with this little packet of goodness. Perhaps the next project would be self baked pork scratching as suggested by Kim (who also bought me a packet of pork scratching from UK sometimes last year, but I finished it before having a chance to take a picture).

Discuss : Mr. Porky Pork Crackles, the best unhealthy snack ever

  1. Heh! I love pork too, this looks mighty good. Self baked pork scratchings eh? Hmm…will have to get the recipe off Kim and do it when I move to my new place (which has an oven!). :)

  2. well, mr porky was indeed very good though technically it’s not real scratching. wolverhampton in black country still produces the best pork scratchings in the world!!!!!111 (and most important they have bigger bags omg)

  3. Huai Bin,
    Yess must self bake soon!

    kimberlycun,
    Yahh bigger bag’s quite important

  4. dood.. can i come for the next project??? :P i’ll bring the beers

  5. yerrr… i want weih!

  6. mr POrkie, sound so familiar

    I wanna try too..how come Overseas got all these food de

  7. saikua,
    Hahahah lets do it!

    Tey Cindy,
    but this is not healthy :P

    hitomi,
    Oh well but overseas no good char kueh teow so it’s all fair. :P

  8. damn awesoem post i love!!!!!! WHO GIVE U ONE!!!

    cindy: come claim! :D

  9. Yah this one not bad, but damn small bag wei. Just getting into it and suda habis!

  10. Cheesie,
    Hehehe I know you giveeee thank you!

    ShaolinTiger,
    Yah need like 10 packets!

  11. Now that explains why you have double chin LOL!!

  12. wow.. this must be the best junk food!

  13. Candy,
    Hahahah goddamn it

    eiling,
    Oh yes no doubt!

  14. They were selling a whole big pack of pork skin when I was in Chiang Mai, damn nice man!

  15. Hahaha. Mr Porky. If available in malaysia, the name PORKy cant be used loh, muz be changed to Mr POOKY. xD

  16. Jester,
    Wahhh yah!

    Tony Wan,
    Hahaha that’ll be wrong!

  17. Halal or not ah??? XD

  18. Kennee,
    LOL teruk.

  19. omg! is it only available in UK? my gramps ALWAYS ask for extra pork lard when eating hokkien mee.. lol

  20. Jac,
    I think you might be able to find it in other countries but I’m not aware!

  21. Samaladdin

    never heard of that before.. But interesting thing.. But like you said it’s not good for health.. So you can enjoy it moderately. i should definitely try it! thanks for sharing.

  22. Samaladdin,
    You’re welcome. ;)

  23. Hey, do you know where in UK can I get it from? Thanks!

  24. K,
    I’m not sure, but I think you can find them in convenient stores

  25. OMG! I had this snack when I was in UK too! Miss it so much TT Would pay to eat it again!

  26. hengjovi,
    Yah I want one now!!!!!

  27. They have tomato flavor too, a sweet sour version, but I still prefer the white or black packet. Salty goodness! HAHAH

  28. hengjovi,
    I want them all!!

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  30. […] just as crunchy as Mr. Porky from UK, this one’s not as hard. I think this might due to the fact that they use only the skin layer […]

  31. I found these in Village Grocer at Bangsar Village 1!

  32. Eiraelis

    Spotted in Cold Storage Mid Valley Megamall, but reduced to clear and went from RM 9 a pack to RM 2 a pack. Expires on the 26th of May 2012. After my mom bought 10 packs of the stuff, there were say…. 5 packs left last Sunday? I doubt they’ll stock it again…

    • Eiraelis: thanks for the tips, too bad I’m not in town now. grrrr

      • Eiraelis

        It’s a good thing you couldn’t act on it so soon, I guess… I visited another Cold Storage at IPC (Ikano Power Center) today and saw a whole box of around 20 small bags going at RM 1 per bag! That’s half the price of what my mom paid. :shock:

        They expire on the 26th or 28th of May IIRC. Also, some bags have less crunchier content in them… so err… feel them up before you buy ‘em. ;-)

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