Off-Ramp for May 1, 2010

Eat-LA/Off-Ramp Collaboration - Goat

So far, the Eat-LA/Off-Ramp Collaboration has brought you pubs and pizza. Now, with the help of Eat-LA contributing writer Linda Burum, who also writes for the Times and LA Magazine, we check out the number one meat-on-the-hoof in the world - goat. COME INSIDE for more pics and a full list of goat restaurants and sources.

The short list on where to Get your Goat, compliments of the Eat-LA/Off-Ramp Collaboration and Linda Burum:

VIETNAMESE


(Connie Trang, daughter of the owner of Phong Dinh Restaurant, with Eat-LA's Linda Burum. Credit: John Rabe)

Phong Dinh, 2643 N, San Gabriel Blvd., Rosemead
626-307-8868 Serves goat prepared seven ways.

Binh Dan Restaurant
10040 McFadden Ave., Westminster, 92683
714-839-7050
Seven course goat dinners plus a la carte.goat items

MEXICAN REGIONAL

Birrierias Tlaquepaque, # 1 & # 2
1753 E. Florence Ave., Los Angeles, 90001
323-581-4327 and
1734 E. Florence Ave., Los Angeles, 90001
323-581-0800, 323-581-0800.
Across the street from one another.
#1 Is a closet size spot with a counter, an ordering window. and a few stools.
#2 is larger with plenty of seating and a hand cranked machine that spews out homemade tortillas.

Birrieria Apatzingan
10040 Laurel Canyon Bl., Pacoima, 91331
818-890-6265.
Recommended by blogger Bill Esparza AKA Streetgourmet who says: the house birria en caldo is “Exceptional” ... from “a very specific pueblo, in this instance, Nochistlan de Mejia in Zacatecas.”

El Parian Birrieria
1528 W Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, 90015
(213) 386-7361. Another classic Jaliscan birria joint.

Monte Alban
11929 Santa Monica Blvd., West Los Angeles, 90025
310-444-7736
Oaxacan style goat barbacoa and huge tacos on handmade tortillas.

INDIAN, PAKISTANI AND HIMALAYAN

Ambala Dhaba,
18413 Pioneer Blvd., Artesia, 90701, (562) 402-7990.
1781 Westwood Blvd., Westwood, 90024.
310-966-1772.
Fabulous Indian goat -- kid, actually -- served five ways.

Al Watan,
13619 Inglewood Avenue, Hawthorne, 90250.
310-644-6395
Twenty five years in business, with unbeatable goat tandoori, saucy goat karahi, korma, and biryani.

Al Noor Pakistani restaurant,
15112 Inglewood Blvd, Lawndale,
(310) 675-4700
Goat hoof with spicy sauce and goat biryani.

Tibet Nepal House
36 E Holly St. Pasadena, 91103
Phone / Fax: 626 585 0955
Gamule Khasi fresh goat cooked with tomato, onion ginger and other seasonings.

KOREAN

These Korean goat specialists are known for Yeomso Tang (Goat Stew) and other cook-at-the-table goat dishes. Don’t miss the fried rice seasoned with the broth that’s served at the end of the meal.

Chin Go Gae
3063 W 8th St., Los Angeles, 90005
(213) 480-8071

Bulrocho
955 S Vermont Ave. Los Angeles, 90006,
213- 383-0080

Han Mi Jung
4100 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, 9001,
(323) 735-9200

JAMAICAN AND CARIBBEAN AFRICAN

Veronica’s Kitchen
528 West Manchester Boulevard, Inglewood, 90301-1628
(310) 673-4890 and
15355 Sherman Way, Van Nuys, 91406-4200
(818) 781-3015?
Bold and very spicy goat stews Nigerian style.

Port Royal
1412 Broadway, Santa Monica
(310) 458-4147
Curry goat

Derrick’s Jamaican Cuisine
6806 La Tijera Blvd. Los Angeles, 90045
Phone: (310) 641-7572
FAX: (310) 641-7509
Curry Goat

Natraliart Market & Restaurant
3426 West Washington Boulevard
Los Angeles, 90018
(323) 737-9277
Curry goat.

Mama Fina’s Dominican Restaurant
17625 Bellflower Blvd., Bellflower, 90712
(562) 867-8128. Tomato-cuminn seasoned goat stew

Restaurant Ecuatoriano El Caserio
309 North Virgil Ave.
Los Angeles, 90004
(323) 664-9266
Braised-in-lager seco de chivo, an Andean dish now served throughout Ecuador. "Friends introduce other friends and they love it," says owner William Velasco.

WHERE TO BUY

Claro’s Italian Market
1003 East Valley Boulevard
San Gabriel, 91776
(626) 288-2026 and six other locations

Al Watan Market
Mr. Saleem Ahmed
13649 Inglewood Ave., Hawthorne,. 90250
(310) 978-1927
The shop carries fresh locally slaughtered Halal goat which they will cut to your liking. They also carry very good frozen goat legs from Australia and will cut them to order.


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