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.
i'd check out freshia market in torrance.
Torrance Freshia Market
2515 Torrance Blvd, Torrance, CA
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.
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.