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Pork Chop - LA Dish of the Month (Jan 2013)

The dish of the month for Los Angeles for Jan 2013 is pork chops. Here's a link to the vote: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/884031

The goal is to collectively try as many versions of pork chops as possible during the month of January! So let's start exploring and eating—report back with reviews and photos.

All types of pork chop preparations are fair game! Looking forward to seeing what people find.

Dave MP

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  1. Excellent!

    Had the fried pork chop at DTF yesterday. Instead of ordering pork chop fried rice I get the fried pork chop under appetizer and the shrimp fried rice which I prefer. The pork chop as always was delicious, tender, flavorful, and without much fat at all. Probably the "healthiest" and leanest fried pork chop version out there.

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      1. re: Dirtywextraolives

        THE Din Tai Fung in Arcadia. Known for their XLB (xiao long bao), steamed pork and shrimp dumplings, chicken soup, fried pork chop, fried rice, and stir fried rice cakes.

      2. re: Porthos

        Huge fan of DTF's pork chop and fried rice too. I think both are better than their dumplings.

      3. No doubt, the fennel crusted pork chop at Sotto is the BEST!

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        1. re: Thor123

          Sorry Thor, you gotta try it this month!

          Please go and post a photo (if possible) with your January 2013 update ;)

          1. re: Porthos

            We're 1 for 2.

            Still awesome ... if you're a baseball player.

            1. re: Porthos

              I will be there for sure this month. That said, I have had it so many times, I can say for sure its great!

              1. re: Porthos

                Ok. Went back last night and they had the pork chop. As indicated before, its fantastic. The fennel crust really gives it a unique taste and texture that sets Sotto apart. Also had the pork cheek pizza which as always was great as was a special octopus and cuttle fish salad. Service as always was fantastic. All the servers at Sotto have been outstanding, but Rachel is the very best.

            2. I enthusiastically reccomend the pork chop at both Salt's Cure and Trattoria Neapolis.

              1. Pork Chop at Maximiliano in Highland Park - oh so good!

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                  1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                    Pan Roasted Pork Chop: sweet potato puree, sautéed kale, caramelized apple, fig jam, red wine jus. $18

                    That is the menu description.
                    It is a very thick pork chop, more than enough for the average eater, but, regardless, I always finish the entire portion! May be the most popular item on the menu, but at least getting there early will assure you of one. Late arrivals may not be so fortunate, but don't worry, the chicken marsala is also terrific.

                    1. re: carter

                      Sounds great, thank you! Is it on the bone or boneless?

                1. 26 Beach has a great chile marinated pork chop!