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Where can we buy a niman bone in Boston pork butt in la? Bo ssam!

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annettegallo Dec 28, 2010 02:40 PM

Hi chow hounders!
My husband and I just had the Bo ssam at momofuku in NYC and want to recreate it at home. We found the recipe and now need to buy the pork! We live on the west side in Venice but can travel anywhere to purchase. Also would love to know of a good koren grocery store to buy kimchi.
Thanks!
Annette

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    Burger Boy RE: annettegallo Dec 28, 2010 03:45 PM

    Mitsuwa Market at Venice & Centiella actually has an okay selection of Kimchee. There are some Latin Markets in the area that might have the pork.

    1. wienermobile RE: annettegallo Dec 28, 2010 04:13 PM

      Contact Huntington Meats at the original Farmers Market. They carry almost everything.
      http://www.huntingtonmeats.com/

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      Huntington Meats
      6333 W 3rd St # 350, Los Angeles, CA

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        AAQjr RE: annettegallo Dec 28, 2010 10:22 PM

        Vicente foods in Brentwood has an excellent meet dept. Give them a call and special order it

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          Sgee RE: annettegallo Dec 29, 2010 08:45 AM

          Check out Assi or Galleria Market in K-town for kimchi, good selection and quality. Also look for the salted little shrimp in bottles .

          You might be able to score some pork too, they both have butchers at the meat counter.

          If you're feeling adventourous, Assi often stocks sea squirts and live baby octopus.....

          1. Ciao Bob RE: annettegallo Dec 29, 2010 12:34 PM

            Slightly off-topic but have you tried the bossam at Kobawoo on Vermont? I doubt it is much like the David Chang version but, to my mind, its fantastic.

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            Kobawoo Restaurant
            698 S Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90005

            Kobawoo Restaurant
            698 S Vermont Ave Ste 109, Los Angeles, CA 90005

            Kobawoo Restaurant
            698 S Vermont Ave Ste 109, Los Angeles, CA 90005

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              troublemaker RE: annettegallo Dec 30, 2010 07:18 PM

              Seconding the motion to contact either Marconda's or Hunting Meats at the Farmers Market Grove off Fairfax. At either location, you should easily be able to find a Niman Ranch quality cut. If you REALLY want to go all out, you can contact McCalls and order a legitimate Kurobata pork shoulder there and do it exactly like they do at Momofuku, but it won't be cheap.

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              McCall's Meat and Fish
              2117 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

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                annettegallo RE: troublemaker Dec 31, 2010 09:27 AM

                Thank you all! Our flight finally got in calling now :) I'll let you know how it turns out! A

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                  rezpeni RE: troublemaker Jan 1, 2011 12:10 PM

                  I will second McCall's but I think their pork is from Snake River Farms, not Niman Ranch, but I think Snake River might be even better quality. I've seen their product on the menu at French Laundry.

                2. Peripatetic RE: annettegallo Dec 31, 2010 09:41 AM

                  > Also would love to know of a good koren grocery store to buy kimchi

                  Here's a recent kimchi thread that might be helpful:: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/739129

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