DIY: Pork Belly
Pork belly: Where do you buy it? How do you make it? What the heck is it? Pork belly is a slab of meat that comes directly from the fat belly-part of a pig, it's so deliciously juicy. You can buy a slab of from local meat markets...you definitely can't buy it at Giant Eagle or other chain-style grocery stores. If you live in the Cleveland area, I would suggest going to the Westside Market in Ohio City, or Hall Brother's Meat in Olmsted Falls.
Pork belly can also be cooked a bunch of different ways. My method was cooking it in the oven for 3 and a half hours, so that the top fatty part turns sort of crunchy. Once it's cooked you can slice it and put in on sandwiches or steamed buns, it can be used in ramen, or on tacos.. or it can just be eaten plain! The options are endless.
6/18/2015 11:56:51 am
have you ever tried it with hoisin sauce and scallions and tucked into a steamed bun? it's so good, and i really like the ones from momofuku in ny (it's a teensy bit inconvenient, but if you ever happen to be there, they're great!).
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