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10 of the Tastiest Pork Dishes in Dallas

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Is bacon played out? It's infected every sector of pop culture—it's enshrined on iPhone cases and been made into toothpaste and even lube. There are entire food trucks and even restaurants devoted to the salty strips of swine. (Hell, even Jack in the Box had that limited edition bacon milkshake.)

That being said, pork in general is one of those things that's kind of impossible to overhype: From bacon and salami to pork chops and pork butt, pork products are one of life's most delicious pleasures. We've compiled ten of our favorites around the city here.

What are your favorite pork dishes around the city? Let us know in the comments below.

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If you're dining at Matt McCallister's new FT33, it is imperative you order the pork jowls. Their perfect melt-in-your-mouth fattiness is perfectly accented with smears of parsnip and fermented mango (sounds weird, tastes good) purees and crushed pork cracklins for texture.

Meddlesome Moth

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The bacon lollipops at the Moth are thick-cut slabs of Nueske's bacon threaded on skewers and served in a pool of tangy Hollandaise with shards of crunchy funnel cake. Sounds over the top, but it's significantly more sophisticated than anything you probably had at the State Fair.

Uncle Uber's Sammich Shop

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The Cuban sandwich at Uncle Uber's is a delicious (if not entirely authentic) rendition of the classic sandwich. Moist shreds of pork and sliced ham are stuffed in a baguette with Swiss cheese, tangy mustard sauce and the requisite pickle slices and pressed till hot and melty.

Royal China

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Lots of Dallas restaurants serve pork belly buns, but Royal China's are the best (just ask Leslie Brenner). Sweet, tender slices of pork belly are stuffed into soft, yielding steamed buns with scallions for a bit of crunch.

Pecan Lodge

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The brisket at Pecan Lodge gets a lot of (deserved) love, but don't overlook the pulled pork. It's juicy and flavorful with some welcome bits of crunchy blackened skin.

Taqueria El Si Hay

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The al pastor tacos at this Oak Cliff taco stand are a little greasy, a little spicy, and a whole lot delicious. Douse them with the salsa verde and a squeeze of lime for an ideal quick lunch. (Don't forget the elotes.) [Photo credit: CraveDFW]

Tried and True

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Sure you've had pork rinds out of a plastic bag, but have you had them fresh out of the fryer? Tried & True is frying up chicharrones to order and serving them with a side of Carolina-style barbecue sauce for dipping. It's the perfect bar snack.

Jimmy's Food Store

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The Italian Stallion stuffs every delicious cold cut you can think of (mortadella, prosciutto, coppa, sopressata and more) inside a hoagie roll with provolone cheese and the usual toppings (mayo, lettuce, tomatoes, et al) for a salty, porky delight. [Photo credit: Ac A./Yelp]

Vietnam Restaurant

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The egg rolls at this East Dallas Vietnamese spot are totally ridiculous: Massive cylinders stuffed with juicy ground pork, the wrapper fried shatteringly crisp and crunchy. Dipped in a sriracha/hoisin combo, they make an excellent precursor to a bowl of pho. [Photo credit: Megan M./Yelp]

The Original Fried Pie Shop

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The Original Fried Pie Shop is located inside Baker's Ribs, so it was only natural that they combine pork and pies. A pulled pork fried pie is a bit of an abomination that probably shouldn't exist--but it does, and you should eat it.

FT33

If you're dining at Matt McCallister's new FT33, it is imperative you order the pork jowls. Their perfect melt-in-your-mouth fattiness is perfectly accented with smears of parsnip and fermented mango (sounds weird, tastes good) purees and crushed pork cracklins for texture.

Meddlesome Moth

The bacon lollipops at the Moth are thick-cut slabs of Nueske's bacon threaded on skewers and served in a pool of tangy Hollandaise with shards of crunchy funnel cake. Sounds over the top, but it's significantly more sophisticated than anything you probably had at the State Fair.

Uncle Uber's Sammich Shop

The Cuban sandwich at Uncle Uber's is a delicious (if not entirely authentic) rendition of the classic sandwich. Moist shreds of pork and sliced ham are stuffed in a baguette with Swiss cheese, tangy mustard sauce and the requisite pickle slices and pressed till hot and melty.

Royal China

Lots of Dallas restaurants serve pork belly buns, but Royal China's are the best (just ask Leslie Brenner). Sweet, tender slices of pork belly are stuffed into soft, yielding steamed buns with scallions for a bit of crunch.

Pecan Lodge

The brisket at Pecan Lodge gets a lot of (deserved) love, but don't overlook the pulled pork. It's juicy and flavorful with some welcome bits of crunchy blackened skin.

Taqueria El Si Hay

The al pastor tacos at this Oak Cliff taco stand are a little greasy, a little spicy, and a whole lot delicious. Douse them with the salsa verde and a squeeze of lime for an ideal quick lunch. (Don't forget the elotes.) [Photo credit: CraveDFW]

Tried and True

Sure you've had pork rinds out of a plastic bag, but have you had them fresh out of the fryer? Tried & True is frying up chicharrones to order and serving them with a side of Carolina-style barbecue sauce for dipping. It's the perfect bar snack.

Jimmy's Food Store

The Italian Stallion stuffs every delicious cold cut you can think of (mortadella, prosciutto, coppa, sopressata and more) inside a hoagie roll with provolone cheese and the usual toppings (mayo, lettuce, tomatoes, et al) for a salty, porky delight. [Photo credit: Ac A./Yelp]

Vietnam Restaurant

The egg rolls at this East Dallas Vietnamese spot are totally ridiculous: Massive cylinders stuffed with juicy ground pork, the wrapper fried shatteringly crisp and crunchy. Dipped in a sriracha/hoisin combo, they make an excellent precursor to a bowl of pho. [Photo credit: Megan M./Yelp]

The Original Fried Pie Shop

The Original Fried Pie Shop is located inside Baker's Ribs, so it was only natural that they combine pork and pies. A pulled pork fried pie is a bit of an abomination that probably shouldn't exist--but it does, and you should eat it.

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