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LAMP Feb 26, 2007 05:48 PM

Does anyone know where I might be able to buy pork belly in Manhattan? I have a couple of recipes I want to try but can't seem to find it. Have tried Wholefoods, Trader Joes, Fresh Direct etc etc, any ideas welcome.

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    kobetobiko RE: LAMP Feb 26, 2007 05:53 PM

    Almost every supermarket in Chinatown has it.

    1. bigmackdaddy RE: LAMP Feb 27, 2007 12:40 AM

      You might want to check out the east side of 9th Ave south of the Port Authority. There are a few Spanish/Cuban (maybe even Italian) buthcer shops that specialize in organ meats, game, unique cuts, etc,. I forget the exact location and names. Somewhere between W.42nd and W.34th. Can someone help me with this?

      1. JMF RE: LAMP Feb 27, 2007 05:33 AM

        Besides everywhere in Chinatown I also saw it last week at Fairway.

        1. JungMann RE: LAMP Feb 27, 2007 05:40 AM

          Someone asked for it at Fairway Downtown last Sunday, but the butcher said they had none. I go to Western Beef for pork belly, usually. Although the Japanese stores on Third Avenue (m2m and the Sunrise Market) also have very high quality pork belly, though it is much pricier.

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            foodlife RE: LAMP Feb 27, 2007 05:43 AM

            You will find it at any butcher in chinatown and it is very inexpensive compared to any upmarket place. I like the butcher on Mulberry between Canal and Bayard.

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              ESNY RE: LAMP Feb 27, 2007 09:14 AM

              Also the Korean market in K-town on 32nd street usually carried a bunch of different types of pork belly. i.e., whole, sliced, etc.

              1. chowcito RE: LAMP Feb 27, 2007 09:43 AM

                Deluxe Food Market in Chinatown
                79 Elizabeth Street at Grand St.

                Great place - but not for the faint of heart. . .black chickens, gizzards, feet and offal abound!!! mmmm. . . .

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