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braised pork belly japanese style (buta no kakuni)

nyufoodie Apr 1, 2007 05:04 PM

Where to find a good version aside from my current favorite: Sakagura?

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  1. LFeinberg RE: nyufoodie Apr 1, 2007 05:27 PM

    I'm not sure if these restaurants would fit in to this category, but I know that they have amazing pork belly: 5 Ninth, Momofuku

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      RCC RE: nyufoodie Apr 1, 2007 05:41 PM

      I don't remember if they always have them on their menu, but I had good versions of this at Ushi Wakamaru along Houston and at Donburi Ya on 47th between 3rd and Lexington.

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        Lau RE: nyufoodie Apr 1, 2007 05:49 PM

        ive had a reasonable version at ariyoshi on 51st though this is a while ago

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          kobetobiko RE: nyufoodie Apr 1, 2007 06:15 PM

          In addtion to Ushi, Donburi, and Ariyoshi, these restaurants also have them:

          EN Japanese Brasserie (average), Morimoto (better) , and Aburiya Kinnosuke (only has it sometimes as special)

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            xigua RE: kobetobiko Apr 1, 2007 06:38 PM

            I've also had them at Riki and Chiyono

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              Skillet Licker RE: xigua Apr 1, 2007 11:16 PM

              almost any izakaya will have buta kakuni, as noted above, but Sakagura's IS the best.

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