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Where to buy pork belly?

Phurstluv Mar 31, 2010 09:12 AM

So does anyone know where to buy it retail in the LA area?

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    vinosnob Mar 31, 2010 09:19 AM


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      samtron608 Mar 31, 2010 09:22 AM

      i second mccalls..they have kurobuta (berkshire) pork belly

    2. wilafur Mar 31, 2010 09:29 AM

      i buy pork belly at 99 ranch.

      1. Phurstluv Mar 31, 2010 09:37 AM

        Thank you all.

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          bad nono Mar 31, 2010 09:50 AM

          most Asian supermarkets

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            bulavinaka Mar 31, 2010 11:38 AM

            You can get huge slabs with the skin on at the Chinese supers for (I think) $1.69-1.99/lb. The Japanese supers will have much smaller pieces with the skin off but the price per pound jumps to around $8-9 if I remember correctly. The latter will often offer Berkshire where as I've never seen this offered at the former.

            1. mrshankly Mar 31, 2010 02:42 PM

              Go to http://woolypigs.com and order from there if a place in LA doesn't suit you. Definitvely the best quality of pork belly you'll ever taste. Derived from Mangalitsa breed pigs.

              1. Jennalynn Mar 31, 2010 03:02 PM

                I like the Korean supermarket in the basement of the mall at Western and Olympic.

                Great Pork Belly. And amazing produce and fish.

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                  oolsae Jan 29, 2011 01:35 PM

                  Choice Meat Market in Ktown:
                  You can even buy it skinned.

                  1. Das Ubergeek Jan 29, 2011 06:56 PM

                    Since this topic has been reopened I will point out that if you have the 99 Ranch loyalty card, pork belly is $1.79 a pound at the Fountain Valley store, SW corner of Magnolia and Talbert.

                    99 Ranch
                    17713 Pioneer Blvd, Artesia, CA

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                    1. re: Das Ubergeek
                      Phurstluv Feb 15, 2011 04:01 PM

                      Thanks, DU, a little too far south for me. I think I will search at the one in the valley and will let you know what I find.

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                        selfportrait93 Feb 15, 2011 04:47 PM

                        Hmmmmh, very interesting, DU.
                        Here in the SFV, the loyalty card was discontinued many years ago.

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                          Das Ubergeek Feb 15, 2011 08:02 PM

                          Yes, it was—but in Orange County it lives on.

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                        kappakai Sep 5, 2013 08:42 PM

                        99 Ranch will be your most consistent bet. I usually get mine there. Slabs of 2-3 lbs, with skin, boneless, frozen.

                        I stopped by Choice, they did not have skin on, and the belly they did have was cut into small slabs. Same with the Korean market at Olympic and Western (Galleria Market), which also has cubed pork belly. All skinless.

                        McCalls needs a week to get skinned belly. They do get kurobuta, but call ahead (I'm friends with the owners.)

                        There may be other places that sell (I want to say Northgate Market does, but not confirmed) but 99 Ranch consistently has it.

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