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Sam gyup sal -- pork belly

link_930 Nov 30, 2008 11:10 AM

Does anyone know of a good source around here for sam gyup sal? Babes in the Wood is 95% fat, and the ones I got from H Mart (Falls Church) and Super H Mart (Fairfax) were 98% fat, all of which I threw out. If possible, it would be great to get it in chunks so I can cut it myself (they're usually cut much too thin) for Korean BBQ.

Thanks so much!

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    pigtowner Dec 1, 2008 09:50 AM

    If you want to come up to Baltimore, the pork guys (Truck Patch Farms?) at the Sunday Farmer's market sells pork belly in slabs. I haven't bought any, but everything else I've gotten from them has been fantastic.

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      mcdonna1014 Dec 1, 2008 06:28 AM

      I'm not 100 percent certain these Asian stores carry pork belly (uncooked). They do often have stewed pork belly, which is a Chinese dish.

      All in the Rockville area: Kam Sam, Maxim, Korean Korner
      Gaithersburg: Grand Mart (your best bet, they have all Asian and Latin foods)

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        Beto_pan Nov 30, 2008 05:37 PM

        I always thought that it was supposed to be mostly fat...

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          link_930 Dec 1, 2008 06:21 AM

          Not that much fat, it isn't.

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