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Where to Get Your Goat

Linda, (who must remain anonymous!) shops for goat at Claro's.

EAT: LA’s Linda Burum had goat for lunch recently with KPCC’s John Rabe, host of Off-Ramp, and if you missed their goat-loving conversation on the show, you can go to John’s blog to hear it.

Here’s Linda’s not-so-Short List of worthwhile goat resources throughout the L.A. area.

VIETNAMESE

Phong Dinh
2643 N, San Gabriel Blvd., Rosemead
626.307.8868
Serves goat prepared seven ways.

Binh Dan Restaurant
10040 McFadden Ave., Westminster
714.839.7050
Seven-course goat dinners plus a la carte goat items.

MEXICAN REGIONAL

Birrierias Tlaquepaque
1753 E. Florence Ave., Huntington Park
323.581.4327 and
1734 E. Florence Ave., Huntington Park
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 Blvd., Pacoima
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.”

Birrieria Jalisco
1845 E 1st St., Boyle Heights
323.262.4552
Refined classic Guadalajara – style roast birriera.

El Parian Birrieria
1528 W Pico Blvd., Pico-Union
213.386.7361
Another classic Jaliscan birria joint.

Monte Alban
11929 Santa Monica Blvd., West L.A.
310.444.7736
Oaxacan style goat barbacoa and huge tacos on handmade tortillas.

INDIAN, PAKISTANI & HIMALAYAN

Ambala Dhaba
18413 Pioneer Blvd., Artesia
562.402.7990.
1781 Westwood Blvd., Westwood
310.966.1772
Fabulous Indian goat — kid, actually — served five ways.

Al Watan
13619 Inglewood Ave., Hawthorne
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., Old Pasadena
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., Koreatown
213.480.8071

Bulrocho
955 S. Vermont Ave., Koreatown
213-.383.0080

Han Mi Jung
4100 W. Pico Blvd., Koreatown
323.735.9200

JAMAICAN, SOUTH AMERICAN & CARIBBEAN AFRICAN

Veronica’s Kitchen
528 W. Manchester Blvd., Inglewood
310.673.4890 and
15355 Sherman Way, Van Nuys
818.781.3015
Bold and very spicy Nigerian-style goat stews.

Port Royal
1412 Broadway, Santa Monica
310.458.4147
Curry goat.

Derrick’a Jamaican Cuisine
6806 La Tijera Blvd., Ladera Heights
310.641-7572
Curry goat.

Juicy’s Naturalart Restaurant
3426 W. Washington Blvd., Mid-City
323.737.9277
Curry goat.

Mama Fina’s Dominican Restaurant
17625 Bellflower Blvd., Bellflower
562.867.8128
Tomato-cuminn seasoned goat stew.

El Caserio Ecuadorian Restaurant
309 N. Virgil Ave., Silver Lake
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 E. Valley Blvd., San Gabriel
626.288.2026
and six other locations

Al Watan Market
13649 Inglewood Ave., Hawthorne
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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