Tag: pork

Pork Belly Stew With Lentils And Kale

Pork belly stew

Few days ago I got an email from my sister, Bonnie, about hibernation. She is doing a series of blog posts about what people would wear or drink or eat or whatever to prep for cold wintry weather. Obviously my mind drifted towards food and thought what I would eat in preparation of going into hibernation or what I would eat for days if I get trapped in a snow storm. The answer was quite simple, a pork belly stew!

This time around, I decided not to follow any recipes and basically go with my guts (or natural talent at throwing a bunch of stuff together and stick it in the oven?). I thought what would go well with pork belly in a stew-y situation? Here’s what I came up with…

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The Cannibal

The Cannibal

I have been wanting to try Resto’s whole animal dinner but it’s a bit difficult to find enough people willing to do that with you. So far the only time I’ve had food from Resto is when they set up shop at Mad Sq Eats and I usually end up getting their pig face Cubano.

Then I found out that they were opening a beer and meat shop, next door, called The Cannibal, I knew I wanted to go. But I didn’t reeeeeeeaally get to go until my sister came to NYC for work.

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Spicy Pork Over Rice From JJ Noodle House

Spicy pork over rice @ JJ Noodle House

Last time I was home in LA, I found JJ Noodle House and named it my favorite noodle shop. So obviously when I visited LA again, I had to make a trip back to JJ Noodle House. Though this time instead of getting one of their amazing delicious noodle soup, I decided to try something else. I got the spicy pork over rice with veggies and one egg. To be honest, I was a little disappointed by the amount of pork I got. And it wasn’t so much spicy pork over rice but more pork with some spicy sauce spooned over the rice. But besides those few things, this dish was quite delicious, especially the few bites that had the egg, pork and rice in them. Yum

JJ Noodle House 18303 Colima Road Rowland Heights, Los Angeles

Philly Pinoy Is A Cure For The Homesick

Philly Pinoy
You probably think Red Hook, Brooklyn would be the last place to find Filipino food. But if you know the story behind Philly Pinoy (used to be the “Bait Shop” with a tiki bar looking exterior) then you know it’s exactly where it should be. Catered to the large number of Filipino cruise ship workers that come in with the Queen Mary 2 and Caribbean Princess, Philly Pinoy is just mere blocks away for the homesick workers to get some home cooked meals. Last time without knowing how Benjamin David, owner of Philly Pinoy, runs his shop, I went looking for lunch and failed to get any food.

This time armed with my new found knowledge and the handy Brooklyn cruise terminal schedule, I didn’t fail.

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Pork Torta From Puebla Mini Market

Pork torta from Puebla Mini Market

While I was shooting photos at a kitchen in Sunset Park, a lady from the kitchen next door asked all of us if we wanted tortas for dinner. You know I love tortas and couldn’t resist. I got a pork torta. After about 20mins later, the lady came back with a big bag of tortas. I asked her where she went and she told me Puebla Mini Market on 5th Ave and 39th St. I may have to start a Dinevore list of places to get tortas. This torta ($7) was delicious. Layers and layers of pork with avocado, jalapenos, and oaxaca. The bread was slightly toasted and had a nice outside crunchy texture. It got a little messy towards the end but it didn’t really matter when it was so good.

– Puebla Mini Market 3908 5th Ave, Sunset Park

Pernil From Tio Pio

Pernil w/ yellow rice and veg
This was my 2nd time going to Tio Pio, the newish chicken place but also serves other foods on Court St. I’m quite impress with their price and food. The 1st time I got ox tail, rice and something else for $8. This time I got pernil (I specifically asked for the skin park also), yellow rice and roasted vegetables. This was $8 as well. Everything tasted great and the skin had some nice fat and crispy bits. Can’t beat that!

Tio Pio 119 Court St, Downtown Brooklyn