Classic Suckling Pig: Where in/near NYC?
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?
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.
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From an earlier thread:
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.