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bakersfield - where to buy boneless beef shank

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hungryjen Sep 26, 2011 06:54 PM

I'm making some braised beef shank and already tried Albertson's, Green Frog, and Vallarta. Any other idea? Thanks.

Here's a photo for reference:
http://www.myhalalmeats.com/shank/

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Vallarta Restaurant
563 W Ventura St, Fillmore, CA 93015

Vallartas
1761 Monterey St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Green Frog
27212 Baseline St, Highland, CA 92346

Vallarta Restaurant
981 Frontage Rd, Mc Farland, CA 93250

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    Bakersfield Hound RE: hungryjen Oct 2, 2011 11:11 AM

    You might Wood-Dale Market at 250 Stine Road and maybe The Prime Cut at Calloway and Brimhall but their proud of thier prices in my opinion.
    Danny

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    Prime Cut
    8200 Stockdale Hwy, Bakersfield, CA 93311

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      DarkRose RE: Bakersfield Hound Oct 3, 2011 05:24 PM

      I'll second Prime Cut as a possibility, with the caution that they can be both pricey and hit or miss with quality. I've gotten outstanding meat there and I've gotten less than stellar as well. YMMV.

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      Prime Cut
      8200 Stockdale Hwy, Bakersfield, CA 93311

    2. Melanie Wong RE: hungryjen Oct 3, 2011 08:41 AM

      Good idea to include the photo. That cut is also called banana shank and is quite common in Chinese or Vietnamese cooking. Any Chinese butchers or grocers in your area?

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        hungryjen RE: Melanie Wong Oct 3, 2011 09:27 AM

        I tried Asia market on white lane over the weekend but they don't have a butcher section! I will try Bakersfield hound's suggestions and no. 1 supermarket if necessary.

        Vallarta told me they can remove the bone on the shank for me. Would this be acceptable or would the meat no longer be the right shape? Maybe I need to ask them to not cut the leg into sections the night before, then have to remove the bone?

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        Vallarta Restaurant
        563 W Ventura St, Fillmore, CA 93015

      2. toodie jane RE: hungryjen Oct 5, 2011 06:39 AM

        no source referenece here, but could you attempt this yourself with a good boning knife? Beef shank might be pretty simple...you might have to special order it whole, before they slice up their order for the case, but most Mexican markets always have beef shanks.

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