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Best tripe dish in NYC?

zeeEats Oct 15, 2013 05:41 PM

So I've recently realized that I have a pretty strong fixation with tripe, so ridiculously tender and yummy when it's braised and seasoned well. Now that the weather is getting chillier, I'm interesting to find more hearty tripe dishes at restaurants around the city, any pointers on where you've had some good tripe dishes?

A few tripe dishes that I swear by:
- Egg in a hole with tripe and cheddar at Fedora
- Barrio tripe at The Dutch
- Tripe and bean stew with blood sausage at Toro

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    RCC Oct 15, 2013 06:08 PM

    The tripe dish, a la fiorentina, at Peasant is a must order for us.

    Lupa's tripe dish is also very good.

    Btw, your description of Toro's above sounds very much like how they do it in Madrid. it's on my radar now.

    1. ipsedixit Oct 15, 2013 07:16 PM

      Babbo's tripe app.

      No idea if it's the "best" but I've gone to Babbo just to order that dish (that, and the pig's foot).

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        Worldwide Diner Oct 15, 2013 07:38 PM

        Italian tripe better than Chinese tripe? srsly?

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          ipsedixit Oct 15, 2013 07:39 PM

          To me, yes. At least the iteration at Babbo.

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            Worldwide Diner Oct 15, 2013 07:44 PM

            I've had Battali's tripe parmiagiana - I didn't love it. I also don't care for deboned trotters. I do like Babbo though.

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              UES Mayor Oct 16, 2013 05:25 AM

              I'm with you Worldwide Diner. I love tripe but for some reason cannot enjoy Battali's version at Babbo. I eat tons of tripe on a regular basis in all different cuisines.

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                UES Mayor Oct 26, 2013 01:52 AM

                I just went to Babbo this week and thought very hard about trying the tripe again to see if i really didn't like it-WOW !!! They revised the recipe per guy sitting next to me so I tried again. What a great dish it was this time!!!!! Exactly how I like it. Now my favorite dish there!!! It's on the garlicky side in a good way.

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                  plf515 Oct 26, 2013 05:22 AM

                  Is there a bad way of garlicky? :-)

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                    tpigeon Oct 30, 2013 06:54 AM

                    My good friend Dracul thinks so.

        2. Wilfrid Oct 15, 2013 08:58 PM

          Lupa used to serve a mighty tripe omelette at lunch, but I think it's long gone from the menu. The excellent Aldea tripes appetizer seems to be taking a break too.

          Still there. I think L'Express on Park Avenue is still the only place serving the traditional Lyonnaise tablier de sapeur (sapper's apron)--tripe braised, then breaded and crispy fried, served a tartare sauce.

          Jeepney has a rich fried tripe with banana ketchup--best shared if you can find someone willing.

          Personal favorite, a bowl or cup of tripe soup at the Ukrainian National on Second Ave. Herby, tender strips of tripe. I've been eating it...well, for a long time.

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            UES Mayor Oct 16, 2013 05:23 AM

            Tripe dish at Toro very delicious although the don't put in enough tripe! For my fix of tripe, I alway head to El Neuevo Caridad or Sandy's -both on 116th/2nd Ave and have a bowl of mondongo-Dominican tripe stew-always so yummy especially on cold winter days!!!

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              zeeEats Oct 16, 2013 05:35 AM

              That sounds amazing! Which reminds me... know any place in the city that makes good menudo?

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                UES Mayor Oct 16, 2013 06:00 AM

                never came across menudo in NYC-any Dominican or Peurto Rican place usually has tripe stew.

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                  JungMann Oct 16, 2013 06:55 AM

                  Menudo is typically called Pancita here. There are a few places in El Barrio that make pancita on the weekends, but you're better off trying your luck in Queens.

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              smarty Oct 16, 2013 06:08 AM

              2 Brooklyn restaurants have terrific tripe: locanda vini and al di la. nuff said

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                tex.s.toast Oct 16, 2013 07:17 AM

                yeah, that al di la tripe is out of control good.

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                  zeeEats Oct 16, 2013 07:41 AM

                  I've only been to ai di la once, but was very fond of the pastas, fish and panna cotta. Will have to go back for the tripe!

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                  Monica Oct 16, 2013 11:54 AM

                  Thanks for the recommendation. i am definitely going to check this place out next time I visit my husband's office in downtown Brooklyn. I just looked at their menu and looks amazing..rabbit stew? yummm...

                3. JungMann Oct 16, 2013 06:56 AM

                  Fuqi feipian, Sichuan tripe and tongue in spicy chili oil. Grand Sichuan makes a pretty good version.

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                    peter j Oct 25, 2013 09:13 AM

                    Legend has a similar dish that's also very good.

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                    Lacrosse_Gastronomic Oct 16, 2013 07:19 AM

                    The tripe at Lincoln was superb. I hope the chef will bring it back this winter.

                    Also try Felidia's version.

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                      zeeEats Oct 16, 2013 07:42 AM

                      I was at Lincoln two weeks ago but don't think I saw tripe on the menu... Hopefully it'll show up in the winter. Thanks for the heads up!

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                      cwdonald Oct 16, 2013 08:46 AM

                      Anyone know of a good place for Iskembe, (turkish tripe soup).

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                        Delucacheesemonger Oct 31, 2013 02:10 PM

                        Just had a great one in Istanbul.

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                        bronwen Oct 16, 2013 11:12 AM

                        When I think of tripe I always think of tripe a la mode de caen - try it at Le Veau d'Or and Les Halles.

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                          kathryn Oct 24, 2013 04:50 PM

                          Salumeria Rosi has a really good one with fresh herbs, tomatoes, tomatoes and Parmigiano Reggiano. Add a side of Brussels sprouts with crispy prosciutto and balsamic!

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                            JoanN Oct 24, 2013 05:15 PM

                            Just reading through to see if anyone had mentioned Salumeria Rosi yet. I've seen that little dish of tripe turn haters into lovers more than once.

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                              zeeEats Oct 24, 2013 05:23 PM

                              Wow, sounds amazing kathryn! Will definitely have to check that out soon.

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                                plf515 Oct 25, 2013 05:22 AM

                                Seconded on the tripe but I will skip the Brussels sprouts.

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                                  tex.s.toast Oct 25, 2013 06:14 AM

                                  alas - we almost ended up at Salumeria Rosi yesterday, and as it was international tripe day, i would have had to have gotten that tripe. another time!

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                                    Sneakeater Oct 26, 2013 09:05 AM

                                    I thought EVERYDAY was Tripe Day.

                                2. loratliff Oct 24, 2013 07:27 PM

                                  I hope it's still on the menu but the red curry tripe at Fatty Cue (West Village) is fantastic.

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                                    Sneakeater Oct 25, 2013 08:03 AM

                                    When the weather cools off, they'll bring back the excellent (I would never say anything is "the best" in New York City) tripe chili at Brooklyn Star.

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                                      zeeEats Oct 25, 2013 08:48 AM

                                      Tripe chili and cornbread? I can't even handle it right now...

                                      Recently had the tripe a la parmigiana at Locanda Verde. Very traditional and simple but deeply satisfying, with a fried egg on top!

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                                        Sneakeater Oct 25, 2013 09:03 AM

                                        I think that's probably the single best dish at Locanda Verde. Don't you? The Tripe Bourguignon at Lafayette is good, too.

                                    2. loratliff Oct 25, 2013 01:41 PM

                                      Oh, I also totally forgot, Il Posto Accanto in the East Village has a very good tripe dish, served with excellent tomato sauce and toast.

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                                        FattyDumplin Oct 25, 2013 01:44 PM

                                        I love the tripe dish served at locanda verde for brunch. i believe it is called a la fiorentina. stewed tripe with 2 poached (or maybe fried) eggs, can't recall which but always with a perfectly runny yolk. i haven't had it in a couple years, but it used to be a near weekly trip for us!

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                                          plf515 Oct 29, 2013 04:38 PM

                                          There is a month long outdoor pavilion of food on Broadway from 32 to 34; it started yesterday. There are many interesting stands, including Cannibal. They have tripe hot dogs! I will have to try these tomorrow.

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                                            kathryn Oct 29, 2013 05:31 PM

                                            Yes, it's called Broadway Bites:
                                            http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/920629

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                                              zeeEats Oct 30, 2013 06:48 AM

                                              Checked it out yesterday (they opened Monday) as it's close to my office. Got the bee sting from Roberta's as that's always hard to resist.

                                              Didn't visit Cannibal as I've heard bad things about some of their offerings at Madison Sq Eats. Please report back plf515 if you try it!

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                                                plf515 Oct 30, 2013 12:12 PM

                                                I wrote on the Broadway Bites thread; I didn't try the tripe hot dogs yet, but will do so, probably Friday.

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                                            UWSEater Oct 30, 2013 09:16 AM

                                            The tripe at Ouest on the UWS is fantastic. Braised perfectly, stewed with some tomatoes and served over rich polenta with a fantastic spicy sauce on the side. So rich, spicy and tangy, go sit at the bar, have a class of wine or cocktail and order this and you'll be very happy

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                                              plf515 Oct 30, 2013 12:14 PM

                                              This is my favorite dish on their menu.

                                              Ouest is, in my opinion, somewhat overlooked here on Chowhound. The food is very good and the experience is delightful.

                                              I guess people's preferences in restaurants vary, but when I am going to spend a reasonable amount of money on a meal, I like being treated nicely (as well as eating well, of course - that goes without saying).

                                              I won't say I've had the best food of my life at Ouest; but I have always left happy.

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                                              nomadmanhattan Oct 30, 2013 09:54 PM

                                              For a bowl of hearty tripe stew, i go HK Wonton Garden and order the tripe and tulip stew~~ warm you up instantly in a cold night.

                                              Another favorite, only available in winter, Tripe in Miso broth at Yopparai, a Japanese izakaya in LES. The oden are also great!!

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