Can slab bacon substitute for Pork belly?

I recently heard an NPR article about a Chinese Pork Belly dish that took me right back to a friend who made it for a pot luck in Australia. However, Pork Belly's pretty expensive here in the US and I happen to work for a farm that sells Wild Boar Bacon in slabs. Does anyone know or have a theory on if I could substitute the slab bacon for Pork Belly?

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bigpan September 26, 2014
iPad thought of another word for "gamey".
 
Susan W. September 26, 2014
Lol..I was soo curious about what the heck haney meant. :)
 
bigpan September 26, 2014
Boar will have a more Haney taste than pig. Try locating an Asian butcher for a chunk of in cured unsmoked belly. Slow cook it and sit back and enjoy.
 
Erica K. September 30, 2014
I know that it'll be more gamey- that doesn't bother me, I just want to know if it would *work* as a substitute.
(I live in the middle of rural, agricultural countryside- there are no asian butchers)
 
Susan W. September 26, 2014
I would ask the farmer for an uncured boar belly before I tried it with the cured bacon. Also, even whole foods sells raw pork belly for under $4 lb.
 
Erica K. September 26, 2014
Thanks, but I don't have a Whole Foods. I'll see if they have any uncured
 
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