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Where to get pork belly?

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brooklynmasala Jan 22, 2008 09:31 AM

I am looking to cook pork belly at home but can't find it and have yet to find a butcher that will order it (Fairway, A&S Pork). I live in Park Slope so would prefer to find a place in the area to buy about 3-4lbs of pork belly but will venture out of the neighborhood (even into Manhattan).

TIA

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    Ralphus RE: brooklynmasala Jan 22, 2008 09:49 AM

    I'd call Los Paisanos on Smith or Staubitz on Court.

    1. ramen girl RE: brooklynmasala Jan 22, 2008 10:12 AM

      Go to any chinatown butcher,they always have it in stock,

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        cdog RE: ramen girl Jan 22, 2008 10:32 AM

        Los Paisanos on smith has it. i recently picked up some to make pancetta. at times they do not have it displayed at the counter, so make sure to ask as they stock it in the back.

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          savoryhash RE: cdog Jan 22, 2008 11:41 AM

          not sure if this is correct etiquette but...think I was in Los Paisanos when you bought the pork belly...how's the pancetta working out???

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            cdog RE: savoryhash Jan 22, 2008 12:38 PM

            my first mistake was not getting them to cut away the skin. my knife at home wasn't sharp enough for the task, so i kind of cut off more fat than i should've. other than that, it seems to get going well. i hung it on saturday morning in the basement and it will need about two weeks. i guess you can check back with me the first week of Feb for a report on how it tastes.

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          funkjester RE: ramen girl Jan 22, 2008 11:20 PM

          yeah, that's a good bet!

          Chinatown, I mean. Shouldn't have much problem finding it there.

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          GDSwamp RE: brooklynmasala Jan 23, 2008 05:05 AM

          Flying Pigs Farm (stand at the Grand Army Plaza Farmer's Mkt). They sell fresh pork belly, and their pork is amazing.

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