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Nov 30, 2008 11:10 AM

Sam gyup sal -- pork belly

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

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    1. 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)

      1. 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.