Favorite Pork Belly dishes in Los Angeles?
- Hershey Bomar Jun 5, 2010 12:51 PM
What have I been missing my entire life?
A few years ago in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, I discovered it was Cajun boudin...
A couple months ago at Trader Joe's it was Hendricks's Gin. Curiously I didn’t think I liked gin...
Then just last week I discovered what I’ve been missing out on is pork belly. I tried Wat Dong Moon Lek's pork belly (fried to a crunch) served with crispy spicy green beans. And last night Animal’s pork belly (braised) sliders-- perfect after a couple of Hendrick’s Martini’s.
Where else should I go for crunchy pork belly?
I hven't tried it yet so I don't know if it is crispy or not but I have heard a lot of good omments on the pork belly skewers at the Laurel Tavern. In fact I'm going next week just to try them. I've tried their marrow bones which were out of site but overlooked the porkbelly skewers.
11938 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604
Father's Office in Culver City served yesterday a fantastic "Braised Veronese Pancetta" ($16)
Unfortunately, they adamantly refused to provide any bread with it.
"That's the way He envisioned it" is all the guy at the counter would say.
Just to avoid any misunderstandings:
"He" referred to FO's owner Sang Yoon.
Capitalized in my transliteration to convey the speaker's intended mystical emphasis.
If you're in the SFV try Sanamluang Cafe on Sherman Way just west of Coldwater. They have a fantastic combo dish with crisp pork belly, duck and, I've forgotten what else is included. It's where all the local Thai people eat and they're open 24hrs.
Also at Animal, the pork belly Kimchi with peanuts, chili soy and scallion is freaking RIDICULOUS!! We have to have it everytime we go. God Help Us, when they decide to take it off the menu!!
Also, recently at Parks BBQ in K-Town, their seasoned pork belly ROCKED. My husband is a porketarian and he claimed it to be as close to heaven as, well, the Animal PB Kimchi, of course!!