pork belly

noun

Definition of pork belly

: an uncured side of pork

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At this Korean-fusion joint the Gang Nam Dog is made with roasted pork belly, pickled cucumber, nori flakes, sesame seeds, green onions and Korean chili sauce—and can be ordered with a fried egg on top. Stephanie Emma Pfeffer, PEOPLE.com, "The Best Hot Dogs in Every State and Washington, D.C.," 17 July 2019 Add the pork belly and immediately stir with chopsticks or a wooden spoon while shaking the pan until the fat is translucent and the meat golden brown, about 45 seconds. Soleil Ho, latimes.com, "Off the shelf: The powerfully funky umami of Vietnamese fish paste," 20 June 2019 Get the Shiromaru Classic with pork belly chashu and sesame kikurage. Joan Morris, The Mercury News, "10 awesome Bay Area date night ideas for fall," 9 Sep. 2019 Lia’s, a pop-up shop from Hunters Home Kitchen , served a great pork belly lumpia with ginger, garlic, cilantro, green onion, baby bok choy, calamansi mayo and sriracha sambal mayo. Daily Pilot, "On Food: Top 5 noodle creations and other treats at Foodbeast’s Nood Beach festival," 3 Sep. 2019 The menu includes quarter-pound bulgogi burgers, spicy pork belly rice bowls, salads, and sides of jap chae and tater tots. Hadley Tomicki, Los Angeles Times, "A roastery, coffee bar and restaurant all-in-one opens in the Arts District," 27 Aug. 2019 But the star of the meal (alas, sampled only by me) was my pork belly. Anchorage Daily News, "Former ‘Top Chef’ contestant and James Beard-nominated chef takes over Muse restaurant. So: how’s the food?," 17 July 2019 Visitors with less patience can head to Banh Mi Stable for Vietnamese sandwiches, pork belly and pickles stuffed in a French baguette. Michelle Hackman And Georgia Wells, WSJ, "The Quirkiest Dining Scene in Berlin? Communist Comfort Food," 28 June 2019 The single best bite of the day was the pork belly jicama taco, where the jicama shell was the crunchy foil to the luscious pork, and the pickled red onions and cilantro balanced the kick from sriracha. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Eating my way through Mercado del Barrio: This is what America tastes like," 20 June 2019

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1904, in the meaning defined above

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pork belly

noun

Financial Definition of pork belly

What It Is

Pork Bellies are a major commodity traded on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

How It Works

Pork bellies are a commodity of pork products traded as a futures contract on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange since 1961. The unit of the commodity is 20 tons of frozen, trimmed bellies. Pork bellies are able to be flash frozen after slaughter and held for a long time in storage. The prices of the futures contracts for pork bellies depend on the inventory and the season demand for pork products, which can be quite predictable.

Why It Matters

Because of the cyclical nature of the demand for pork products in a variety of strong U.S. and international markets, the purchase (and sale) of pork bellies futures can be a reliable investment strategy.  It is very similar to the way natural gas futures tend to rise right before winter, when traders expect the demand for heat (for homes and businesses) to increase.

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