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Birch's Massive Pork Shank Is an Epic Meat Dish Worth Sharing in Hollywood

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It looks simple but it's a three day preparation.

Matthew Kang is the Lead Editor of Eater LA. He has covered dining, restaurants, food culture, and nightlife in Los Angeles since 2008. He's the host of K-Town, a YouTube series covering Korean food in America, and has been featured in Netflix's Street Food show.

Birch has been one of this year's sleeper hits, a fine restaurant in Hollywood that serves up a blend of British and globally-inspired flavors. For one of chef Brendan Collins's larger format plates, he's opted for a huge pork shank. Sure, the platter gets served almost like a Korean-style ssam or a Vietnamese feast, but the flavors are grounded in solid cooking. Here now, a rundown on this meat-heavy dish, and the process it takes to get to the table. See the gallery above and the descriptions below each photo for more on this dish.


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