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Offal in Sacramento other than Water Boy and Hispanic Restaurants

free sample addict aka Tracy L Feb 22, 2011 12:30 AM

I saw a cool you tube on trotters in Asia, made me wonder if there are other offal delights in Sacramento other than Water Boy and Hispanic restaurants.

  1. PeterL Feb 22, 2011 01:27 PM

    Chinese? Dim sum places always have tripe.

    1. alanbarnes Feb 22, 2011 07:16 PM

      +1 on the Chinese restaurants. When it comes to dim sum, the steamed tripe with ginger (served in a little bamboo steamer basket) is delicious. But omnivore though I am, I can't handle the stewed tripe with other organ meats (served from a big vat in a large bowl). The spleen is just too much for me.

      Going beyond dim sum, you'll find everything from fish maw to duck gizzard to goose intestines on quite a few dinner menus. And the Golden Dragon in Rocklin has a few offal dishes on the "special" menu; the pig ear in chili oil is an interesting textural experience, and I really enjoyed the dry-fried pork intestines.

      Any Vietnamese place is going to offer tripe and tendon in pho. Market Cafe makes great liver and onions (although I think it's been demoted from the regular menu to a weekly special.

      If you want to go upscale, Mulvaney's usually has some offal dishes. I had a great pork heart special there a while back, and I think sweetbreads are on the regular menu.

      Mulvaney's B & L
      1215 19th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

      Golden Dragon Chinese Restaurant
      4800 Granite Dr. #B2, Rocklin, CA 95677

      Market Club
      2630 5th St # 16, Sacramento, CA

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      1. re: alanbarnes
        c oliver Feb 23, 2011 08:27 AM

        You know I'm plus-one-ing you on Golden Dragon. And, like you, the ear was fine, nothing off-putting about it at all but the fried intestines were really good. I don't believe I'd ever had intestine before. Gotta keep working our way through that menu. Maybe they have a special special menu?

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