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The pork chop is one of the most perfect parcels of protein known to man (or woman), possessing a rich, intense flavor (in the way all meat attached to a bone is flavorful). It’s affordable, costing a fraction of what you’d pay for a comparably sized veal chop or beef rib steak. It’s respectable enough to eat with a knife and fork, but equally at home being raised to your mouth with your fingers (especially when it comes to gnawing the meat off the bone).
Pork chops come in four major types, each with unique characteristics, yet they’re similar enough to be interchangeable for most pork chop recipes.
- Rib chop: Cut from the front ribcage section of hog. Includes a section of rib and a meaty medallion of pork loin. Available pencil-thin, two-fingers thick, and everywhere in between. As far as I’m concerned, the thicker, the better.
- Loin chop: Cut from the back section of the hog. Includes a piece of loin and tenderloin connected by a T-shaped bone. When cut thick, it’s sometimes called a pork porterhouse.
- Boneless loin chop: A lean round slice of pork loin with the rib removed. You could think of it as the pork version of a skinless boneless chicken breast.
- Country-style rib: A long slender pork chop cut from the neck—technically, not a rib. May or may not contain a bone. This is one ”rib” that’s so tender you can cook it by direct grilling. And its per pound price is super attractive.(barbecuebible.com)
Crab Noodle Soup, Pho of your choice, Grilled Pork Chops
So it’s getting close to Winter and starting to be a little chilly here in San Jose,Ca.
“Hold your horses Trev, I live in the East Coast and we’re talking NEGATIVE degree Fahrenheit not put on a thin sweater at 50 degrees..”
“Excuse the french, my dear Buns Frozen Friend, it was a bit chilly to us spoiled weather Californians..Is that better?”
My wife and I were meeting some friends for dinner who are visiting from New York and they wanted something that can get their taste buds racing…
Something that they couldn’t get in New York that exploded the palate…
Something the Bay Area is known for..
That something is Vietnamese Cuisine at it’s finest.
And today the Vietnamese restaurant of choice is Pho Kim Long!
Let’s talk about it…