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Where to find Pig's Feet in the South Bay?

DrBruin Jul 10, 2009 04:16 PM

I'm looking for a supermarket or butcher that sells pig's feet. I'm looking for a place to go to in the South Bay (preferably). Have you seen any?

I tried Ralph's, Sprouts, Bristol Farms, and Marukai.

They need to be uncooked. Raw or frozen is okay. I don't need them to be any special breed. ;)

While I am sure they are tasty vittles, I'm looking for a few pig's feet for some medical students to practice suturing on.

I need them by Monday.

Thank you CH'ers.

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  1. K K RE: DrBruin Jul 10, 2009 04:23 PM

    Try your local Chinese supermarket

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      DrBruin RE: K K Jul 10, 2009 04:37 PM

      Any market in particular? I went to Marukai (but I think that's japanese) and they didn't have any there. Do you think Korean market's would have them?

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        K K RE: DrBruin Jul 10, 2009 04:39 PM

        Marukai and Nijiya are Japanese. You can try a chain like 99 Ranch.

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          huaqiao RE: DrBruin Jul 10, 2009 05:10 PM

          Try the 99 Ranch on Artesia and Normandie in Gardena.

      2. wilafur RE: DrBruin Jul 10, 2009 05:20 PM

        i'd check out freshia market in torrance.

        Torrance Freshia Market
        2515 Torrance Blvd, Torrance, CA

        1. Joe Blowe RE: DrBruin Jul 10, 2009 06:51 PM

          I betcha Gonzalez has them fresh...


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            Joe Blowe RE: Joe Blowe Jul 13, 2009 03:26 PM


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            Clinton RE: DrBruin Jul 11, 2009 08:40 AM

            99 Ranch Markets carry them semi-frozen in the butcher showcase. Pig feet are considered a delicacy and can be found at most Chinese markets. Mainstream supermarkets like Ralph's, Food4Less, Vons, etc. will have them pre-wrapped and sliced mainly for pickling. Rarely you'll find them in Japanese or Korean markets.

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              DrBruin RE: Clinton Jul 11, 2009 11:02 AM

              Thank you everyone for replying.

              I actually called Freshia and they didn't have any.

              But, I found some feet at MarketWorld, a korean supermarket. Unfortunately, they have them sliced... but I bought them anyway. Nexttime I'll try Gonzalez or 99 Ranch.

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                Clinton RE: DrBruin Jul 11, 2009 12:30 PM

                Just returned from 99 Ranch Market in Gardena and they had both whole pig's feet and hocks but were still frozen in the display.

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              trvlcrzy RE: DrBruin Jul 12, 2009 12:13 AM

              Go to Seafood City in Carson (Corner Carson St. and Main)..100% sure on fresh pig's feet. Also most smaller Filipino groceries carry it.

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                shitzulvr RE: trvlcrzy Jul 12, 2009 02:59 AM

                That's a strange place to buy pigs feet; at a seafood market! Have you bought or seen them there before? The skin needs to be whole and as natural as possible to practice stiching human flesh.

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                  Clinton RE: shitzulvr Jul 12, 2009 09:56 AM

                  For stitching purposes, probably the best bet would be to use the belly pork which includes all the layers of the skin and fat. Most Chinese markets like 99 Ranch Markets will carry it in slabs frozen or fresh.

              2. paulj RE: DrBruin Jul 12, 2009 10:18 AM

                I've heard of using pigs feet for medical practice in several places.

                One difficulty is how the feet are typically cut up. In 'American' markets they are usually sliced in half, lengthwise. In Asian markets like 99Ranch they often are sliced crosswise, through the bone, but still leaving the pieces connected. They also tend to include more of the shank, so called 'long cut'. For an unsliced piece of skin, look at a shank, or shank of a 'picnic ham' (front leg). I don't recall how Mexican 'carnicerias' tend to cut their feet. You might have better luck asking for uncut feet at a small-to-medium size carniceria, where the owner does most of his own butchery.

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