pork belly


Definition of pork belly

: an uncured side of pork

Examples of pork belly in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Extra pork belly turned into a bacon operation: the pepper, herbs and, honestly, just immense pork flavor is tall enough to bump the moon. Nick Rallo, Dallas News, "Survival of the sandwich shop: How 3 Dallas delis are getting by with hot dogs, brisket and burgers," 6 Nov. 2020 This cafeteria-style restaurant and caterer offers the classics, such as lechon kawali, cripsy pork belly; ginataang kalabasa, a stew with squash and coconut milk; chicken adobo and various pancit noodle dishes. Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, The Arizona Republic, "Looking for Filipino food in metro Phoenix? Here are 16 restaurants, bakeries and pop-ups," 19 Oct. 2020 These meats are braised in soy sauce, wine, spices and sugar, and the pork belly version is particularly rich, wobbly with fat and slick with a glossy glaze. Janelle Bitker, SFChronicle.com, "8 Chinese foods Cecilia Chiang helped popularize — and where to eat them now," 29 Oct. 2020 The boar is offset with pork belly and fatback, necessary for proper bologna texture. Amy Drew Thompson, orlandosentinel.com, "A lot of baloney: Celebrating an American classic on its special day," 23 Oct. 2020 On the savory side, the extensive menu includes tokwa't baboy, a dish with pork ears, pork belly and fried tofu, and sweet and sour fish. Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, The Arizona Republic, "Looking for Filipino food in metro Phoenix? Here are 16 restaurants, bakeries and pop-ups," 19 Oct. 2020 The current menu is an odd one, with its pork belly and poke and provolone/pork tenderloin heroes (a nod to Tara’s Pennsylvania roots; those famous sandwiches from Tommy DiNic’s in Reading Terminal Market their inspiration). Amy Drew Thompson, orlandosentinel.com, "Uncommonly good takeout in Curry Ford West," 8 Oct. 2020 Chef Jonathan Perez is offering breakfast burritos filled with birria or crispy pork belly, plus tacos with mole blanco, fried oysters or potatoes al pastor. Garrett Snyder, Los Angeles Times, "Glendora Public Market, the San Gabriel Valley’s new food hall, is open," 29 Sep. 2020 Stinson says Parm & Pepper will serve gourmet sandwiches, including the Pork Boss, a porchetta, pork belly confit and pulled pork sandwich, served on rosemary ciabatta with chimichurri. Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al, "Huntsville restauranteurs swapping business locations," 24 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of pork belly

1904, in the meaning defined above

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“Pork belly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pork%20belly. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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