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Jun 17, 2010 02:01 PM

Where to buy Pork Belly?

I'm making the Momofuku pork buns and need thick high quality pork belly. Anyone know where to get thick pork belly? The ones I bought at Ming's Supermarket didn't taste of good quality. The ones I bought at Savenors are good but a little thin.

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  1. This thread has some suggestions, although it looks like the thickness of the belly is discussed.

    1. Ebisuya has high quality Berkshire black pork (kurobuta) belly. Also, H-Mart has thicker slices.

      3 Old Concord Rd, Burlington, MA 01803

      1. Once I saw the recipe I had to try Moo Krwap (thai crispy pork belly)
        I had never cooked with it before but I went to H-Mart in Burlington and they had a good amount on the shelf, it seemed very fresh, and the Moo Krwap was delicious and so easy to make.

        3 Old Concord Rd, Burlington, MA 01803

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        1. re: powerfulpierre

          I was at H Mart on Friday, purchased about 6 pounds of pork ribs, and was also impressed with the look of the pork belly. The ribs were excellent.

        2. They have very nice pork bellies at Market Basket in Chelsea. They are very thick and have 4 or 5 in each pack and they aren't expensive at all.

          1. I have seen, but never bought it at Kam Man (I think that was the name) in Quincy, when I was visiting my daughter. I was looking for some non-cryovaced shoulder at the time, so didn't purchase any. But it is a very active, vibrant market, with a busy butcher shop area and real butchers, so I assume the meats would get good turnover.