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Beef tongue

Indirect Heat Jan 2, 2012 07:01 PM

Where can I get beef tongue in the greater Boston area? (Raw, I'd like to cook it myself.)

Thanks in advance for your help.

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  1. Boston_Otter Jan 2, 2012 07:14 PM

    Hmart or Super 88 both have it -- and I bet you can request it from butchers such as Savenor's or McKinnon's.

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    1. re: Boston_Otter
      Indirect Heat Jan 9, 2012 04:02 PM

      Thanks, all. Found it at H-Mart. Made a lovely dish out of it, braised it, peeled it, sliced it, seared it and served it on top of a lovely dressed arugula salad.


      Thanks, again!

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      Jenny Ondioline Jan 2, 2012 07:35 PM

      Saw tongue in the Packards Corner Star just a few days ago. There's this kind of oddly located segment of the back wall, on a slant just to the left of where the hot dogs and sausages are. If memory serves, the tongue was in the upper left corner of this refrigerated case.

      This was last week, mind: no telling if its still there or not.

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      1. re: Jenny Ondioline
        Allstonian Jan 7, 2012 05:29 AM

        Correction: just to the RIGHT of the hot dogs etc. It's kind of "around the corner" from the rest of the meats, heading along the back wall towards the dairy sections. Hams, prepared barbecue (LLoyd's, etc.) and suchlike are in the same area. Jenny Ondioline and I saw six beef tongues there on Thursday evening.

      2. trufflehound Jan 3, 2012 04:02 AM

        The Produce Market in Framingham has them frozen.

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          ospreycove Jan 3, 2012 04:10 AM

          Any Hispanic/Mexican market will have fresh Beef Tongues.

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            teezeetoo Jan 3, 2012 04:48 AM

            Super 88 or for a kosher one Butcherie. Bazaar on Cambridge Street in Brighton might also carry this but I haven't checked for myself and I have bought it at the other two markets.

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              galangatron Jan 3, 2012 12:17 PM

              bazaar has whole veal tongue

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          emannths Jan 3, 2012 05:34 AM

          Market Basket usually has both beef and veal tongue, usually cryovac-ed. At least the Somerville location does. The beef one is in the ~$3.50/lb ballpark, I believe.

          1. galangatron Jan 3, 2012 12:15 PM

            any large asian market should have both whole beef tongue and thinly sliced beef tongue

            1. steinpilz Jan 7, 2012 08:13 AM

              Michael's deli in Coolidge Corner has sliced tongue.


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