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Any good (strange?) jerky in Seattle?

dimsumfan Apr 22, 2007 02:32 PM

Looking for any especially good or different (deer, etc.) jerky in Seattle. Just not salmon. Any ideas?

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  1. dave_c RE: dimsumfan Apr 22, 2007 04:55 PM

    I've noticed in my trips to Ranch 99 that Chinese style jerky is sweet or salty, but not smoked. Also, in addition to flat strips there's a shredded form where the jerky looks like hair.
    I believe there was pork jerky as well as beef jerky.

    The taste isn't bad... just different.

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      oliveoyl RE: dimsumfan Apr 22, 2007 04:58 PM

      i've seen tuna and buffalo at Madison Market .. maybe turkey too

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        Cinnamon RE: dimsumfan Apr 22, 2007 05:05 PM

        If you ever run across chicken jerky with lavender, I bet that would be good.

        We started buying our dog these "Mellow Mut" chicken jerky strips, and they smell like a Provence garden. I now wish I could find a version meant for humans!

        · Chicken Breast
        · Vitamin E Supplement
        · Clover
        · Lavender
        · Linden Flower
        · Hops
        · Calcium Carbonate (Oyster Shell Flour)

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          oliveoyl RE: Cinnamon Apr 22, 2007 05:13 PM

          have you tried them? doesn't seem like there is anything in them that could hurt. Once I licked a knife with cat food on it .. (good stuff, not super market variety) and I'd say I've had worse pate before!

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            Cinnamon RE: oliveoyl Apr 22, 2007 05:26 PM

            Uh... yes, I did. Just a little. They were fabulous. It freaked my husband out though. And this was right before the big pet food recall. (Not that there was anything recallable in them.) I haven't tried them since. But I did go buy some Provence herbs in a little container, and some lavender. Someday, maybe I'll make chicken with it. Haven't figured out how to incorporate the hops etc. May need to adapt for beer. :D

            Actually we were on the drive up to Mammoth Mountain when I tried one. Ironically, you drive for miles and there's nothing but signs that say "JERKY AHEAD".. so of course you stop at the only store on the way and its a jerky store. I sampled several jerkys, and all were terrible in comparison to the lavender version for pooches.

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              enbell RE: Cinnamon Apr 22, 2007 05:38 PM

              No jerky reccomendaions here, just wanted to say each of your "confessions" gave me a good laugh. Oh my gosh!

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          ccqueen RE: dimsumfan Apr 22, 2007 09:12 PM

          i've seen geoduck and razor clam at the market.

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            dimsumfan RE: ccqueen Apr 22, 2007 10:20 PM

            Really? Where? I went to the seafood vendors today, and only saw salmon. Would love to know where you found geoduck and razor clam.

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              ccqueen RE: dimsumfan Apr 23, 2007 02:44 PM

              i don't think it was from any of the seafood vendors, probably a seattle souvenir type place. i work fairly close, so i will do a walk-by, too and see if i can remember who had it.

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                dimsumfan RE: ccqueen Apr 23, 2007 03:49 PM

                That would be great! I'm headed overseas at the end of the week and thought this would be a great gift to bring.

          2. manya7 RE: dimsumfan Apr 22, 2007 09:27 PM

            Check out Uwajimaya. They carry some excellent unusual jerky, some from British Columbia with exotic flavors and also some Jerky from Salem, OR that is just plain delicious (Bakke Brothers, several different flavors). Most of it is beef-based, but it's as far from Oberto as you can get.

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              Nutty Squirrel RE: dimsumfan Apr 23, 2007 04:40 PM

              There used to be great jerky (mostly beef) but very good at a place on 80th & 24th Ave. NW in Ballard when the Capisico (sp?) Brothers deli which has switched hands and is now a great fish market but I think they still carry some of the former deli's products.

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                kirkj RE: dimsumfan Apr 23, 2007 06:33 PM

                One of my favorite jerkyish thing is roasted dried squid - Vietnamese style. The only place that I have found it is at Saigon Deli - the one on 12th near Malay Sate Hut and not the other Saigon Deli on Jackson around the corner. Its very tasty with a hint if sweetness and peppery hotness - very addictive. They often run out because their source for the squid is Thailand.

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