Jamaican Cow Cod Soup?
We're on a mission to find cow cod soup -- a Jamaican soup made with cow penis. we've already called Daphne's, Steve & Son's, Paradise Foods, among other Caribbean places and no dice. Any suggestions for other restaurants that might serve it (or a Jamaican cook who'd be willing to whip us up a batch)?
While reviewing my older blog posts before a day of scouting, I saw that the Jamaican restaurant Blue Mountain Cuisine (3701 Eastchester Rd., Williamsbridge, Bronx; 718-654-8862) had cow cod soup on the menu. It wasn't available on the day I visited -- neither was the fish tea, or the conch soup with shrimp, red snapper, and doctor fish -- but they had it on the menu.
Blue Mountain Cuisine
3701 Eastchester Rd, Bronx, NY 10466
You're more likely to find cow cod soup at a smaller storefront, the sort with a few rattly tables and chairs where locals may perch but not necessarily eat, rather than at a restaurant. As with goat-heavy "manish water," cow cod soup's reported properties almost always relegate it to the Friday-Saturday specials.
Telephone inquiries may not get you far. Better to walk Nostrand Ave., in Flatbush, or White Plains Rd., in the Bronx, and keep your eyes peeled for hand-lettered specials menus. (I've seen taped-up signs for cow cod soup in both neighborhoods, but none of my photos -- http://www.flickr.com/photos/eatingin... -- are annotated as such.) It can't hurt to poke in your head and ask at a music shop, either.