Where can I buy pork belly in Center City, Philly?
This seems to be on so many menus and I want to learn to cook it at home. Any suggestions and any recipes would be great.
I usually buy mine at the Vietnamese grocery stores on Washington Ave, but there should be plenty in Chinatown. Price should be less than $2/lb. I usually cure it (pancetta), cure & smoke (bacon), or cure, braise, and finish in a hot pan.
A great recipe for this time of year is Dan Barber's: http://www.chefsstory.com/recipe2.html although I think I'd use a different collection of spices in the cure next time. That said, I made it in the summer, so it might work very well this time of year.