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Photography by Lori Sax By Judi Gallagher February 1, 2012

Libby’s pork belly with kimchi fried ricePork belly is the meat of the moment, and one of the tastiest renditions around is Libby’s, which pairs the melt-in-your-mouth pork with kimchi fried rice. (Note: The best fried rice in town comes from a restaurant where the executive chef is Italian!) The dish executes a thrilling balancing act between delicate shitake mushrooms, sweet fresh pineapple and fiery housemade apple kimchi and wasabi. Every bite is a burst of sweet, spicy, sour and luscious.

Libby’s Café + Bar, 1917 S. Osprey Ave., Sarasota. (941) 487-7300.

Read more Sarasota dining news at chef Judi Gallagher’s “Foodie’s Notebook” blog.



This article appeared in the February 2012 issue of Sarasota Magazine.

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