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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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1. FT33

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1617 Hi Line Dr
Dallas, TX 75207
(214) 741-2629
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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.

2. Meddlesome Moth

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1621 Oak Lawn Ave.
Dallas, TX 75207
(214) 628-7900
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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.

3. Uncle Uber's Sammich Shop

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2713 Commerce St.
Dallas, TX 75226
(214) 653-8237
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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.

4. Royal China

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6025 Royal Ln Ste 201
Dallas, TX 75230
(214) 361-1771
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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.

5. Pecan Lodge

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1010 S Pearl Expy
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 748-8900
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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.

6. Taqueria El Si Hay

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601 W Davis St
Dallas, TX 75208
(214) 941-4042
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]

7. Tried and True

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2405 N Henderson Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 827-2405
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.

8. Jimmy's Food Store

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4901 Bryan St
Dallas, TX 75206
(214) 823-6180
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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]

9. Vietnam Restaurant

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4302 Bryan St
Dallas, TX 75204
(214) 821-4542
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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]

10. The Original Fried Pie Shop

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3033 Main Street
Dallas, TX 75226
(214) 748-5433
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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.

1. FT33

1617 Hi Line Dr, Dallas, TX 75207
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.
1617 Hi Line Dr
Dallas, TX 75207

2. Meddlesome Moth

1621 Oak Lawn Ave., Dallas, TX 75207
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.
1621 Oak Lawn Ave.
Dallas, TX 75207

3. Uncle Uber's Sammich Shop

2713 Commerce St., Dallas, TX 75226
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.
2713 Commerce St.
Dallas, TX 75226

4. Royal China

6025 Royal Ln Ste 201, Dallas, TX 75230
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.
6025 Royal Ln Ste 201
Dallas, TX 75230

5. Pecan Lodge

1010 S Pearl Expy, Dallas, TX 75201
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.
1010 S Pearl Expy
Dallas, TX 75201

6. Taqueria El Si Hay

601 W Davis St, Dallas, TX 75208
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]
601 W Davis St
Dallas, TX 75208

7. Tried and True

2405 N Henderson Ave, Dallas, TX 75206
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.
2405 N Henderson Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

8. Jimmy's Food Store

4901 Bryan St, Dallas, TX 75206
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]
4901 Bryan St
Dallas, TX 75206

9. Vietnam Restaurant

4302 Bryan St, Dallas, TX 75204
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]
4302 Bryan St
Dallas, TX 75204

10. The Original Fried Pie Shop

3033 Main Street, Dallas, TX 75226
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.
3033 Main Street
Dallas, TX 75226

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