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Where Was The Fried Tripe?

Curmudgeon Aug 30, 2004 12:14 PM

After years of trying to gag down funky tripe I've decided that I'll eat tripe at Terra in St. Helena, or anywhere in Italy. France? No Way! Menudo? No Way!
Did I read about fried tripe here recently? Where was it? I recall "even my child will eat it."

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    Ruth Lafler RE: Curmudgeon Aug 30, 2004 12:16 PM

    China Village in Albany. It's the much beloved dry-fried crispy tripe.

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      Joel Teller RE: Curmudgeon Aug 30, 2004 01:35 PM

      We had crispy-fried pork intestine at Joy Luck in Oakland. Very tasty.

      But purists may dispute the definition of tripe. Some would limit it to the four stomachs of the cow (and exclude intestines). The small intestine of the pig is used for chitterlings (chitlins). The dish at Joy Luck was large intestine, I believe.

      On Chinese menus the distinction may not be clear, and both intestine and stomach may be labeled "tripe". At Gold Medal a dish labeled "pork belly" is actually pork stomach.

      Link: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

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        yimster RE: Joel Teller Aug 30, 2004 06:43 PM

        Actually it is well define, but only if you can read the Chinese. In Chinese they are listed in a manner that you will know if it is from cows, pigs, chicken or ducl. Sometimes it may be too well define.

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          Prabhakar Ragde RE: yimster Aug 30, 2004 08:38 PM

          There is also some distinction made in Italian and French (Iampredotto, gras-double). --PR

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        JS RE: Curmudgeon Aug 30, 2004 05:03 PM

        You may be referring to the tripitas at the El Tonyanese taco trucks/restaurant.

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          YOYO RE: Curmudgeon Aug 31, 2004 01:00 AM

          Try marinating beef tripe in a spicy lemon sauce with a lil brown sugar then throw it on the bbq grill til crisp. Cut into bite size pieces and then squezee some more lemon.

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            Mr. Eli RE: Curmudgeon Aug 31, 2004 03:53 PM

            Lots of mexican places serve tacos de tripas or tripitas. I like tripe, but most of my friends don't. However, almost all of them love the tripe tacos, which taste like pork rinds or not-particularly-smoky bacon. Yum!

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