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Where to Buy Pork Belly in DC Metro

I have seen some other threads on this but nothing great. Two questions:

1. Is the pork belly sold at Asian markets just as good as at a butcher shop?
2. Has anyone purchased pork belly at any other DC area market for a decent price other than an Asian market?

I am wondering if an independant like Snider's in Silver Sping sells or can order it. They have pork butts, briskets, and other cuts you don't find at many large markets.

Need to start curing to make bacon.

Thanks!

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  1. I only get mine at asian markets...

    1. I got some gorgeous pork belly at H Mart in Annandale on Sunday. Bought mine cubed, but they had some lovely fresh slabs.

      1. I have heard H-Mart mentioned before. A little far from me, but slabs are exactly what I'm looking for. May go to Asian market today near Wheaton and hit Snider's in Silver Spring on the way.
        Thanks!

        1. There's a Latino market (used to be a Giant) in Riverdale that sells it. I can't remember the name but it's in the shopping center where Kenilworth Ave. and East West Highway meet.

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          1. re: 4X4

            That would be "El Super Store" in the Alamo Plaza. They also sell it at the large Atlantic Supermarket ("Atlantico") in Langley Park.

          2. 1. I think it's better, except for getting it directly from a farmer. Unfortunately, all the farmers I've spoken to either only sell it in American bacon form, or are exclusively selling it to restaurants.
            2. Nope.

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            1. re: link_930

              Truck Patch Farms sells pork belly, but they're only at farmer's markets (or you can drive to the farm). I haven't bought pork belly from them but all the other pork products I've gotten from them have been excellent.

              http://truckpatchfarms.com/marketsnew...