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Any idea what is up with this pork?

Glad someone else could learn from this. I'll let you all know how it turns out!

Dec 30, 2013
nygel44 in Home Cooking
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Any idea what is up with this pork?

...more embarrassed by the stupidity of my question, but maybe it's time to go get my copy of Why Do Men Have Nipples off the shelf for a reread.

Dec 30, 2013
nygel44 in Home Cooking
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Any idea what is up with this pork?

Hah! Great. Now how do I delete this post so I never have to remember it again.

I'm off to go die of embarrassment.

Dec 30, 2013
nygel44 in Home Cooking

Any idea what is up with this pork?

Hi all. I bought a 12 lb. pork belly a few days ago. Prepared it porchetta style and then vacuumed sealed it and let it sit in the fridge for a few days. Took it out tonight to put in the water bath and noticed two "pimples" for lack of a better term on the skin. I was pretty sure they weren't there before and it looks like they pushed up the vacuum seal a bit (there is clearly air around them and around the nearby twine) further reinforcing that they happened in the last two days since sealing. I've got it in the water bath for the next 36 hours but would prefer not to get sick from eating it. Any clue what this might be? It's my first time working with pork belly. Picture included. Thanks for any thoughts!

Dec 30, 2013
nygel44 in Home Cooking

Thank you, Chowhound

@Phil - I've long maintained that bacon is a vegetable, so I see no reason to deny that treatment to the entire pig!

@Klyeoh - I like that interpretation. Heaven is just endless rows of pork buns.

@Charles - I believe it was one of your posts specifically that pointed me to THW so thank you!

Thank you, Chowhound

I've been traveling around Hong Kong for the past four days. When I travel to a new city in the US I spend hours on Chowhound finding tasty places to eat. Shamefully, I've been negligent in that regard with HK because it was my first trip to Asia and there were so many other things to plan. About two hours ago I realized that I'd had a lot of meals here that ranged from okay to good, but nothing great. Plus I'd not had any dim sum. So I jumped on Chowhound and within twenty minutes I was on my way to Tim Ho Wan's Mong Kok location, 15 minutes from my hotel.

My life is now divided into two periods: the thirty years BCSB (before char siu bao) and the hours ACSB. I've decided to stop being Jewish because I cannot believe in a god who would deny me the pleasures of eat those BBQ pork buns.

Anyway, thank you all for that recommendation. It was the highlight of the trip to date.

Tokyo Disneyland

I'd estimate the chances of that happening at better than 90%! I've seen some photos and I think I gained a few pounds just looking at them.

Feb 15, 2012
nygel44 in Japan

Tokyo Disneyland

Thanks gents. I had no luck on Disboards but then I stumbled on the most ridiculously phototastic trip report of someone's TDR stay that I now feel sufficiently prepared. It seems like there are many food items that qualify as tasty though none that are must-haves (other than perhaps the numerous popcorn options). Ikspiari definitely expands the options quite a bit. Now back to immerse myself into the Japan board. I have far more restaurant recommendations than I could ever hope to eat at even with a year in Tokyo. I'm jealous. I wish I could say that Tampa Bay had similarly strong options.

Feb 12, 2012
nygel44 in Japan

Tokyo Disneyland

Hi all. I've spent basically the last week of my life reading this board in anticipation of my first trip to Tokyo. I'll spare you the usual questions as I think almost anything I could ask has already been answered. I've got a couple of spots picked out but for the most part I'm just going to look for somewhere that looks promising whenever I get hungry. The one place that I know I will be spending a few days at is the Tokyo Disney Resort area. For better or worse I have no real choice on that so I figured I'd make the best of it.

Perhaps not surprisingly I can't find anything on the boards about where the tastiest places to eat (either sit down or counter service) are. The other Disney places I've been to have had a surprisingly large number of tasty eateries hidden amongst the usual touristy options. Does anyone have a favorite place to eat at any of the parks?

Thank you for your time!

Feb 09, 2012
nygel44 in Japan