Quest for jerky

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Years ago, supermarkets in Chinatown used to sell a particular brand of beef/pork jerky that I absolutely loved. I can’t remember the name of the brand, but it was discontinued probably close to 8 years ago. This was high quality jerky, not the tough and super-dry kind you get at a convenience store. It had a fresh and softer texture about it, and was insanely yummy.

Well, after years of longing for the taste again, I’ve found a store devoted solely to making this type of jerky, and I think it’s even better than the kind I remembered.

Ling Kee Beef Jerky (map!). A little shop on Canal Street between Orchard and Ludlow, in the non-touristy area of Chinatown. You can buy pork, beef, chicken, and pork & shrimp jerky in regular or spicy, and they will let you try samples before buying! It's definitely worth forking over $4.25 for a quarter pound of this stuff. My favorite is the slightly firmer/drier pork jerky, which has a good chewiness and awesome flavor.

So give this place a try, and then after, you can walk around the neighborhood and try to find the cuttlefish graffiti. Only in Chinatown…


One thought on “Quest for jerky

  1. That Jerky is indeed delicious.

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