Here’s Linda’s not-so-Short List of worthwhile goat resources throughout the L.A. area.
2643 N, San Gabriel Blvd., Rosemead
Serves goat prepared seven ways.
Binh Dan Restaurant
10040 McFadden Ave., Westminster
Seven-course goat dinners plus a la carte goat items.
1753 E. Florence Ave., Huntington Park
1734 E. Florence Ave., Huntington Park
Across the street from one another.Â #1 is a closet size spot with a counter, an ordering window. and a few stools.Â #2 is larger with plenty of seating and a hand cranked machine that spews out homemade tortillas.
10040 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Pacoima
Recommended by blogger Bill Esparza, AKA Streetgourmet, who says the house birria en caldo is â€œexceptionalâ€ … from â€œa very specific pueblo, in this instance, Nochistlan de Mejia in Zacatecas.â€
1845 E 1st St., Boyle Heights
Refined classic Guadalajara â€“ style roast birriera.
El Parian Birrieria
1528 W Pico Blvd., Pico-Union
Another classic Jaliscan birria joint.
11929 Santa Monica Blvd., West L.A.
Oaxacan style goat barbacoa and huge tacos on handmade tortillas.
INDIAN, PAKISTANI & HIMALAYAN
18413 Pioneer Blvd., Artesia
1781 Westwood Blvd., Westwood
Fabulous Indian goat â€” kid, actually â€” served five ways.
13619 Inglewood Ave., Hawthorne
Twenty-five years in business, with unbeatable goat tandoori, saucy goat karahi, korma and biryani.
Al Noor Pakistani Restaurant
15112 Inglewood Blvd., Lawndale
Goat hoof with spicy sauce and goat biryani.
Tibet Nepal House
36 E. Holly St., Old Pasadena
Gamule Khasi fresh goat cooked with tomato, onion ginger and other seasonings.
These Korean goat specialists are known for yeomso tang (goat stew) and other cook-at-the-table goat dishes. Donâ€™t miss the fried rice seasoned with the broth thatâ€™s served at the end of the meal.
Chin Go Gae
3063 W. 8th St., Koreatown
955 S. Vermont Ave., Koreatown
Han Mi Jung
4100 W. Pico Blvd., Koreatown
JAMAICAN, SOUTH AMERICAN & CARIBBEAN AFRICAN
528 W. Manchester Blvd., Inglewood
15355 Sherman Way, Van Nuys
Bold and very spicy Nigerian-style goat stews.
1412 Broadway, Santa Monica
Derrickâ€™a Jamaican Cuisine
6806 La Tijera Blvd., Ladera Heights
Juicy’s Naturalart Restaurant
3426 W. Washington Blvd.,Â Mid-City
Mama Finaâ€™s Dominican Restaurant
17625 Bellflower Blvd., Bellflower
Tomato-cuminn seasoned goat stew.
El Caserio Ecuadorian Restaurant
309 N. Virgil Ave., Silver Lake
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
Claroâ€™s Italian Market
1003 E. Valley Blvd.,Â San Gabriel
and six other locations
Al Watan Market
13649 Inglewood Ave., Hawthorne
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.