Wednesday, June 2, 2021

A "White" Guy and His Curry Goat

     You need to get a feel for the small town that I call home.  It has everything a person could need to live a joyful and fulfilled life.  Places to fix your car, fitness centers to improve your health, clothing stores, medical offices, and so much get the idea.  About 1 mile west of Franklin Square lies another small town, Elmont.  It is home to Belmont Racetrack, the last leg of the Triple Crown Horse race.  I'm not going to tell you about the town of Elmont simply because I know nothing about it.  I know there are stores there that I shop at as well as family who live there, but that's about it.

     What I can tell you about is Curry Goat.  For some reason, I wanted it.  I saw it on TV and said that I must have that.  First time I saw it at a store was at a flea market in rural Pennsylvania.  Not the best place to try my first plate.  I waited.  Until one day my wife called me up on her way home and said she was stopping for Jamaican food.  I jumped at the chance to get me some goat! I asked if she would be so kind as to bring some curry goat with rice.  Even she was surprised.  Although I am not completely "white" in the nationality sense having asian and european ancestry, I was known as the hamburger guy.  Where ever we went for food I ordered a hamburger.  I can thank my wife for opening the flood gates of culinary experiences.  I digress.

Long story short, I got me some curry goat, my first ever and let me tell you it was worth the wait.  The smells, the textures (some sharp bones in there so be careful) and the flavors were amazing.  My dish came with a generous portion of meat over rice and beans with side order of vegetables.  I wish I have gotten a picture of it, but I ate it too fast.  It was that damn good.  Only thing I can do to help visualize is provide you with with an image close enough to what mine looked like.

Only other regret I have now as I write this, I have no idea of what the restaurant's name is.  I have no idea where it is exactly.  All I know is that it's close by and has some kick ass food! I will be dining again, just have to find it first!

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