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Pig Tails?

Clinton Oct 31, 2011 08:21 AM

Saw something on TV about some crazy foods one has ever eaten and one of the segments was on Buffalo style deep-fried pig tails. It was made like regular Bufflalo wings but with a slight twist. I have seen fresh pig tails sold at 99 Ranch Markets but rarely at any of the mainstream markets here in LA. Used to be able to see them in LA Chinatown but now it's hard to find. Are there any ethnic markets that offer them here in the south bay?

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    2roadsdiverge Oct 31, 2011 08:58 AM

    I can't help with finding pig tails in Los Angeles, but I wanted to mention the show you saw. It was the "Frightfully Good" episode of The Best Thing I Ever Ate, on the Food network.


    The dish was the Buffalo-style Pig Tails at Animal Restaurant
    435 N. Fairfax Ave.
    Los Angeles, CA 90036

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    1. re: 2roadsdiverge
      Steve2 in LA Oct 31, 2011 12:16 PM

      Had those and they were seriously fit t'eat. In fact, I could have eaten several servings but demurred because pig ear with chile, lime and fried egg was coming.

      Re; the search for tails. Have you tried any of the Latino Markets? Jons? Vallarta? El Super? Bet one of them has 'em. Bueno suerte.

    2. Hegenbarth Oct 31, 2011 11:56 AM

      A Grocery Warehouse in Echo Park has them. Also, pork bung. Because why separate the tail from the bung?

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        heinous Oct 31, 2011 01:10 PM

        Hi! Have you checked the 99 Ranch in Gardena? I've seen them there before.

        1. perk Oct 31, 2011 05:56 PM

          Lindy & Grundy breaks down whole pigs on a regular basis. I'm sure they could provide a tail.
          I know it's not the South Bay, though.....

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