Got good goat?
- Alcachofa Nov 6, 2006 01:56 PM
After having the rogan josh at Tamarind Bay a couple weeks ago (excellent), and going through Hell Night last week (hotter than ever), I'm up for finding some spicy goat stew. I am mourning the departure of this stew at Green Street, but know it must be available elsewhere.
Didn't a Green Street expat open a place in Arlington? If so, is the goat stew as spicy there as it was at Green St? Also, are there any Jamaican places worth a look?
Something Savory is the Green St expat place, on Mass Ave in Arlington Heights - I haven't seen goat stew on their menu, which doesn't mean it doesn't show up as a special - but I've never had anything there (caveat - only two visits) that's even remotely as spicy as Green St's stew. (That's a shame that it's off the menu there - that's a tasty stew)
I've had a really good goat dish at Bengal Cafe in North Cambridge, which I completely forget the name of - it wasn't particularly spicy, though.
Ortanique in Huron Village serves curry goat. It's not fantastically spicy, but mighty tasty.
There's Goat Bhuna, Goat Curry and goat korma at Bengal Cafe.
haven't been to royal india in central square very recently, but they used to have a good quality goat curry.
also in that area, izzy's on harvard has a solid latino-style goat stew as a daily special fairly often.
neither of these are all that spicy as they are served, but there's always hot sauce...
re: passing thru
I believe Izzy's has Goat every day, except Wednesday (and they are closed Sundays).
The Sunset Cafe on Cambridge St also offers Portuguese style goat which is pretty good. (JJ's might have it occasionally, but am not certain, I know the nearby Sporting Club often has it.)
Taqueria Mexico in Waltham still offers it sometimes (it used to be more common Thu-Sun and during the colder months), but I havean't been in a long time.
I liked the haleem at Madina Market in Allston -- it's a Pakistani place.
Singh's Roti Shop in Dorchester makes a decent goat curry, but it's been a while. Might be worth checking out again.
The curry goat at Flames (Jamaican style) isn't bad either. I always ask for them to douse the rice in extra sauce, and splash on some of their house-made pepper sauce (ask for it). It's on Huntington by the B&W Hospital.
Restaurante Miami on Centre Street in JP has a good, hearty dish of Chivo. Stewed goat, with a side of platano maduro, rice and beans, makes a good rib-sticking meal.