i have been upping my protein levels and decreasing carbs recently, which is sometimes tough. One of my best tools is meat jerky. I have not started making my own yet, but on a recent trip to socal found some kind of stand in the gw grocery in monterey park. The display had at least 15 to 20 different kinds and flavors, all sold by weight. I bought 4 different flavors and they are very very good.
The bag, on close inspection, says they are Vua Kho Bo, and there are 3 (or 4?) outposts in the south bay, where they likely have this great selection of tasty tasty jerky. The price is $28 per pound, but a pound gets you a lot of dried meats.
Interestingly, the shops are labeled as candy stores and nut stores in yelp and google. The one i saw did have that, but mostly they had dried animal. Jerky King in cupertino, well, my other searches should have found that. I think Jerky King will be a destination over the weekend.
While the writing on the bag is mostly Chinese, this seems like a viet operation.
Request: are there other sources of dried meats and jerky in bulk with many tasty flavors that you know about? Are the viets especially big on jerky?
(not talking about costco or the standard 99 ranch selection, i already know about that)