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Lamb/Mutton/Goat Plates

BrewNChow | Jul 11, 2012 09:06 PM

I love these meats, here are some of my favorite places to get it

Nkechi - An African (Nigerian) restaurant in Inglewood. The goat and jollof rice plate is delicious here. The goat is well seasoned and topped with tomato paste, and the jollof rice is really tomatoey. The plate is large and filling. It comes with delicious plantains, sauteed the typical way but well caramelized. The only knock I have is that the jollof doesn't have that burt, cigarettey taste that Veronica's has that I like, but for some people this might be a good thing. I like the burnt flavor personally but Veronica's has always been out of goat when I call. I need to figure that out.

Banadir - Somalian place in Inglewood. Another great goat plate, this one served with rice cooked with cardamom and clove. The spice-infused rice plus the goat which is marinaded in what tastes like soy sauce, sugar and dark spices makes a great combo, reminiscent of a kind of African biryani. They make an awesome green chili sauce (make sure they include it). When this plate is good, they give you goat + rice with frozen vegetables seemingly thrown in for color and a totally forgettable side salad. When it's great, the lamb is mixed with caramelized onions, zucchini, and jalapenos and these is a generous dollop of that chili sauce on the side. Even when it's just good it's still worthwhile if you're in the area, when it's great it's GREAT. 10 bucks, includes a banana and a bottle of water (weird)

Zam Zam - Mutton biryani is my favorite, followed by lamb pulao. I'm not going to divulge the ins and outs of this place, and not because I want to keep it secret but because I genuinely don't think this place wants more business outside the muslim community associated with the nearby mosque. Call and they'll give you all the info you need to know.

TiGeorges' - Their goat plate is delicious, but a bit expensive at 17 dollars and a bit outside my jurisdiction location-wise. Their garlic habanero sauce/oil is delicious though. I like their fried, squished plantain patties but they have to be eaten hot, they go downhill quick like french fries.

Will's Jamaican - the best Jamaican in Inglewood IMO. By a greater margin than I expected. Great jerk chicken and of course, I get the curry goat. They include coleslaw salad, festival and plantains.

Tacomiendo - Birria plate. I get all rice no beans, all rice because the rice helps soak up that birria broth. Not the best birria, not a destination worthy goat plate I just get it because it's really close (like, really close)

I've also had some good birrias, barbacoas lamb/goat/mutton curries and the like around town.

Anyone got any recs for similar types of plates (ie lamb/mutton/goat with rice or similar)? I'll be relocating to Irvine soon so recs for similar plates of food around there are welcome too,

Thanks CH

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