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Favorite Dishes: Crispy Pork Belly (Editors’ Pick)

Peter Chang

Peter Chang’s crispy pork belly. Photo by Stacy Zarin-Goldberg.

While fried pork belly is not on my usual go-to list, I went hog wild over the version at Peter Chang, the Rockville restaurant opened in April 2015 by the well-known Chinese chef. Served in a pretty bamboo cornucopia with accents of green scallions and cilantro, the irregular-shaped sections of lightly battered pork belly set off a shattering crunch after each bite. Note to self: This crispy pig-out is seriously better than a potato chip binge.

Peter Chang, 20A Maryland Ave., Rockville (in Rockville Town Square); (301) 838-9188; www.peterchangarlington.com

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