buying from Asian butchers

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Tasmaniac65
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Re: buying from Asian butchers

Post by Tasmaniac65 » Wed Feb 11, 2015 7:20 am

overspiceddave wrote:I know what you mean about presentation. I frequent a couple around the Hurstville area and one in particular has cuts of meat that are unrecognisable. I just point to a lump and say that will do. Never had a problem with any meat from an Asian butcher even where their refrigeration looks a bit suspect.

I think the main thing about keeping costs down is most of them dont have to pay the ridiculous rent Westfield charge and they have a high turnover.

Dave
Hey Dave can you point me in the direction of any fairly cheap places in or around Hurstville :D
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Re: buying from Asian butchers

Post by Narmnaleg » Wed Feb 11, 2015 8:13 am

Coop, you might want to try this place:
Kogarah Best meats.
132 Railway Parade, Kogarah

I get a fair amount of my stuff there. They are happy to cut things the way I want them (thicker steaks, pork loin and belly attached to one another, etc.).

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Re: buying from Asian butchers

Post by skuzy » Wed Feb 11, 2015 9:11 am

niko123456 wrote:
urbangriller wrote:
niko123456 wrote:Welfare of pigs not an issue for any of you?
I don't understand the point Niko?

Do you think there is a difference in how the pigs are grown just because they come from an Asian butcher?

Chris
Essentially. Don't get me wrong, you can buy intensive farmed pork at any butcher or the supermarket too, but at the Asian butcher that is exactly what you get.

These Asians yeh?? First they come into our country.. steal our rights.. and now raise pigs like all these other commercial farms which make up most of the market.

what next.
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Re: buying from Asian butchers

Post by Tasmaniac65 » Wed Feb 11, 2015 9:32 am

Narmnaleg wrote:Coop, you might want to try this place:
Kogarah Best meats.
132 Railway Parade, Kogarah

I get a fair amount of my stuff there. They are happy to cut things the way I want them (thicker steaks, pork loin and belly attached to one another, etc.).
Thanks Mate I will give it a try. I am mostly looking for affordable Pork Ribs, I buy lots of meat from the Meat emporium but their Ribs are priced like Gold
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Re: buying from Asian butchers

Post by Narmnaleg » Wed Feb 11, 2015 10:38 am

Mate for American style pork ribs the place in Kogarah is not too good. They trim way too much and you'll pay $17 for bones. On the other hand they have the less pretty part of the rib closer to the backbone and forequarter ribs that are usually around $7 to $8 per Kg.

They aren't much to look at and very irregular, but you might want to give them a try to see if you like them.
I managed to find an old thread to give you an idea of what they're like:
They are on the left and beef shorts on the right:
http://www.aussiebbq.info/forum/viewtop ... 14&t=11845

They aren't always as pretty as these, but Chris makes them sing and dance here:
http://www.aussiebbq.info/forum/viewtop ... f=9&t=2509

Look for them in the display cabinet that's behind the counter where they serve you. That's also where they keep pork hocks and other cheap off cuts.

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Re: buying from Asian butchers

Post by Tasmaniac65 » Wed Feb 11, 2015 12:01 pm

Hey thanks again for the tip and extra info, will let you know how I go :D

Just cooked Lamb Ribs for family last night so might have to wait a few days...
Cheers
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Re: buying from Asian butchers

Post by niko123456 » Wed Feb 11, 2015 12:22 pm

skuzy wrote:
These Asians yeh?? First they come into our country.. steal our rights.. and now raise pigs like all these other commercial farms which make up most of the market.

what next.
I don't think it's necessary to go to the "call someone a racist" card yet. Actually I think that's pretty rude, especially given that I didn't make any comments about Asians coming to our country or stealing our rights.

My only point is that Asian butchers only offer very low welfare pork. If you don't want to support that, you have to go elsewhere.

The pork processing industry is complex. It is not as simple as all retailers buy from the same processor. You should know that you, as a customer, have influence on how your meat is produced.

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Re: buying from Asian butchers

Post by overspiceddave » Wed Feb 11, 2015 5:14 pm

Tasmaniac65 wrote:
Hey Dave can you point me in the direction of any fairly cheap places in or around Hurstville :D
Coop

Win Cheers Butchers
163 Bellevue Parade Carlton
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Re: buying from Asian butchers

Post by overspiceddave » Wed Feb 11, 2015 5:16 pm

niko123456 wrote:
skuzy wrote:
These Asians yeh?? First they come into our country.. steal our rights.. and now raise pigs like all these other commercial farms which make up most of the market.

what next.
I don't think it's necessary to go to the "call someone a racist" card yet. Actually I think that's pretty rude, especially given that I didn't make any comments about Asians coming to our country or stealing our rights.

My only point is that Asian butchers only offer very low welfare pork. If you don't want to support that, you have to go elsewhere.

The pork processing industry is complex. It is not as simple as all retailers buy from the same processor. You should know that you, as a customer, have influence on how your meat is produced.
How do you go about showing that every Asian butcher in the country "only offer very low welfare pork"
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Re: buying from Asian butchers

Post by 2browndogs » Wed Feb 11, 2015 5:52 pm

By observing. One of the ways we learn stuff. Yes, it's a generalisation, but a fairly accurate one.

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Re: buying from Asian butchers

Post by Smokey » Wed Feb 11, 2015 6:51 pm

Guys, turn it around from here, It will go down hill otherwise :)
It's hard to tell where our pork comes from and I'm sure most Asians like anyone would like free range pork.
To those that think about poor farming then good, Tell us about it. Let's educate each other rather than single out the Asian butcher because I can tell you, Up here there are no Asian butchers but there are plenty Caucasian butchers selling unethical farmed pig. Only reason I know is because I have inside knowledge from a butcher mate that buys in free range.
His particular commercial clients demand it.
As consumers, We are better off pointing the finger at the government and demand the standards change and making food choices when you are sure.
If trees screamed when we cut them down, We wouldn't. If they screamed all the time we would.
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Re: buying from Asian butchers

Post by 2browndogs » Thu Feb 12, 2015 8:45 am

Yep, well said Mick.

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Re: buying from Asian butchers

Post by Tasmaniac65 » Thu Feb 12, 2015 6:11 pm

overspiceddave wrote:
Tasmaniac65 wrote:
Hey Dave can you point me in the direction of any fairly cheap places in or around Hurstville :D
Coop

Win Cheers Butchers
163 Bellevue Parade Carlton
Thanks Dave do they have a good range or specialise in something?
Coop

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Re: buying from Asian butchers

Post by Sector5 » Sat Feb 28, 2015 2:18 am

You will find a lot af cheep pork is male. Not a fan of male pig Has that testosterone Flavour.


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