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Oct 15, 2013 05:41 PM

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...