[Sca-cooks] Curried Goat, was Celia's Hundred
lilinah at earthlink.net
Sun Sep 7 16:02:13 PDT 2008
I had curried goat when i lived in Indonesia - kari kambing. It was
GOAT, not kid, which is quite tasty. This was very much GOAT. The
"kari" was a fairly standard yellow curry (not Indian standard, but
the kind of yellow curry that they use in China, in Japan, in the US,
and goodness knows where else), with perhaps a few more chilis than
Since that was getting close to 30 years ago, i don't remember the
exact circumstances. IIRC - and maybe i'm not - i was in Medan, the
capital city of Sumatera Utara (North Sumatra) - in a Padang
I was not fond of it. It wasn't just goat, it was GOAT. I would not
be in a hurry to eat it again.
I would be willing to eat goat again, if there were no other choices.
In fact, i'd probably rather eat GOAT than a Krispy Kreme donut or a
Big Mac or a Hostess "fruit" "pie" (not really pie, and probably not
However, i have since eaten kid, spit roasted whole over a fire, and
it was quite tasty. And i'd happily eat it again.
I passed up a chance to eat dog while in Indonesia, in a Batak
restaurant in Jakarta. My ex-husband's people (Batak) eat dog. Don't
get them wrong, they love their pet dogs. But when a dog starts
getting too old and feeble... into the pot. I declined, not for
sentimental reasons, but because i suspected the dog was not well fed
and the meat was not properly kept. Instead i ordered b2 (babi =
pork) rather than b1 (biang which is Batak for dog). My ex-husband
ordered dog... and he got sick from it.
Urtatim (that's err-tah-TEEM)
the persona formerly known as Anahita
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