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Classic Suckling Pig: Where in/near NYC?

dzop Aug 25, 2008 10:47 AM

My favorite dish is suckling pig. AOC Bedford used to make a splendid rendition (with BYOB, no less), but that's gone. Other restaurants that offer it on the menu seem to make "creative interpretations" of the dish, which isn't what I have in mind. I want it straightforward, carved and served traditionally.

What restaurants in or near NYC serve a -true- suckling pig and not the bizarre confection offered by, say, Forge or Eleven Madison Park?

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    Lucia RE: dzop Aug 25, 2008 11:34 AM


    1. kcijones001 RE: dzop Aug 25, 2008 01:45 PM

      The Beacon makes suckling pig...well at least they used to.
      25 W 56th St

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        dzop RE: kcijones001 Aug 28, 2008 06:38 AM

        I think neither Peasant or Beacon offers suckling pig anymore....

        Any other suggestions? Even outer boroughs or 'burbs? I refuse to believe that in this oft-vaunted "greatest food city in America" that there isn't at least one restaurant that serves this classical dish...

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          Lucia RE: dzop Aug 28, 2008 11:46 AM

          It's showing up on the Peasant menu:


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            2slices RE: Lucia Feb 10, 2009 08:46 AM

            Had it at Peasant a month ago

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        fourunder RE: dzop Aug 28, 2008 07:00 AM

        I do not know what your idea of "Classic Suckling Pig" is, but my suggestion is for you to head to Chinatown on Saturday or Sunday for the Baby Suckling Pig at Hsin Wong or Noodletown. They serve the larger Roast Pig all week long.

        Hsin Wong
        72 Bayard Street

        From an earlier thread:


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          dzop RE: fourunder Aug 28, 2008 07:44 AM

          My idea of a classic suckling pig definitely does not hail from China. Delicious, but not what I have in mind.

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          scrittrice RE: dzop Aug 28, 2008 08:27 AM

          Blaue Gans serves an excellent suckling pig.

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            dzop RE: scrittrice Aug 28, 2008 08:52 AM

            Ah...of course...the crackling pig version! What a great suggestion. Many thanks.

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              LloydG RE: dzop Aug 28, 2008 11:29 AM

              Look at eater.com today -- they have a mention and picture of a place serving suckling pig.

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              foodwhisperer RE: scrittrice Feb 10, 2009 10:25 AM

              I 2nd blau gans. Its a real baby suckling pig. Very small and tender. Alot of people cook a 100lb pig and call it baby suckling pig. This is the real deal. I also think their other restaurant Wallse sp. has it too. Its the best I've had in a restaurant.

            3. buttertart RE: dzop Feb 9, 2009 09:38 AM

              Not Manhattan, but: Seabras' Marisqueria in the Ironbound in Newark have it most days on their specials menu. It's a huge serving, skin shatteringly crisp, served with fresh potato chips and salad, and a very strong and meaty pan sauce. Well worth the "voyage". And at the end of the street there's a big Seabras supermarket which sells all the Portuguese/Spanish/latin and South American items your heart could long for.

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                Simon RE: dzop Feb 9, 2009 09:59 PM

                the one at Tia Pol is awesome!...it's a special though, so might not be there every night...

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                  chow_gal RE: dzop Feb 10, 2009 10:05 AM

                  Maloney and Porcelli has a Crackling Pok Shank (which comes from a RSP?). I had it years ago and was not impressed. But that was before the heritage pork rage. Maybe the product has imporved. How about Porchetta? Is that technically RSP?

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