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Best tripe dish in NYC?

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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  1. 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.

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    1. re: RCC

      Thanks for the tripe rec at Peasant. We went there tonight and ordered it (along with some octopus and lamb dishes), and it was divine!

    2. 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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      1. re: ipsedixit

        Italian tripe better than Chinese tripe? srsly?

        1. re: Worldwide Diner

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

          1. re: ipsedixit

            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.

            1. re: Worldwide Diner

              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.

              1. re: Worldwide Diner

                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.

                1. re: UES Mayor

                  Is there a bad way of garlicky? :-)

                  1. re: plf515

                    My good friend Dracul thinks so.

        2. 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.

          1. 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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            1. re: UES Mayor

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

              1. re: zeeEats

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

                1. re: UES Mayor

                  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.

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

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              1. re: smarty

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

                1. re: tex.s.toast

                  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!

                2. re: smarty

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

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                  1. re: JungMann

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

                    1. re: peter j

                      The best version of that dish I've had is at Shu Han Ju. For comparision, I've also had it at Szechuan Gourmet and SG 98. This one is better. Haven't had it at Legend but have generally found the food at SG and Shu Han Ju to be better than Legend.

                  2. 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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                    1. re: Lacrosse_Gastronomic

                      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!

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

                      1. 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.

                        1. 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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                          1. re: kathryn

                            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.

                            1. re: kathryn

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

                              1. re: kathryn

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

                                1. re: kathryn

                                  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!

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

                                  1. 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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                                    1. re: Sneakeater

                                      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!

                                      1. re: zeeEats

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

                                    2. 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.

                                      1. 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!

                                        1. 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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                                            1. re: kathryn

                                              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!

                                              1. re: zeeEats

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

                                          1. 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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                                            1. re: UWSEater

                                              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.

                                              1. re: UWSEater

                                                I went there yesterday and they didn't have tripe on the menu :-( I'm hoping the'll add it as the weather gets colder?

                                              2. 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!!

                                                1. Blue Ribbon Izakaya: Braised Tripe with Tamari butter and candied ginger

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                                                    1. re: Pan

                                                      Tripe is from cows-ie ruminants-not pigs.

                                                        1. re: Pan

                                                          Blue Ribbon serves beef tripe. In the Phillipines they do have goat tripe too. I have never seen pig tripe.