| John the OFM ||21 Jun 2011 5:44 a.m. PST|
Those folks in the Game of Thrones books can't seem to get enough of them!
How do the Ladies eat them, since they have no beards for the grease to drip into?
| Cacique Caribe ||21 Jun 2011 6:02 a.m. PST|
Goat yes. Horse never.
|Jana Wang||21 Jun 2011 6:04 a.m. PST|
I've had both and they are both super lean meats, so grease is not a problem for delicate ladies. It must come from something else the men are eating. Or doing. Perhaps they are drinking goblets of pig fat to help wash it down?
| John the OFM ||21 Jun 2011 6:10 a.m. PST|
Perhaps they are drinking goblets of pig fat to help wash it down?
I wouldn't put anything past those Freys.
|Princeps||21 Jun 2011 6:12 a.m. PST|
Both. Goat tacos and goat curry are quite tasty. Plenty of horse steak on offer here in Belgium. It's OK, but I'd rather have beef.
| Saginaw ||21 Jun 2011 6:15 a.m. PST|
Chevon (adult goat) and cabrito (kid goat) is fairly common in Mexican cuisine, especially in farming communities. I may have had it a couple of times in my life, but can't remember when, nor what it tasted like or it's texture. If anyone would know a gastronomic knowledge of it, it would probably be Allen.
Now horse, on the other hand, I've never touched, but I guess I'd be willing to give it a try if the opportunity arose.
|aecurtis ||21 Jun 2011 6:28 a.m. PST|
I don't know about gastronomic knowledge, but around here, you can get cabrito in tacos or in stews, and it's all good. Not all the "Mexican" restaurants offer it; the best place is the Hispanic supermarket in Victorville, which has a huge hot food counter.
Had horse steaks a couple of times, and lean does not begin to describe it. It needs help; if you just slap it in the frying pan, you should be prepared for some chewing.
| Saber6 ||21 Jun 2011 6:28 a.m. PST|
|Sane Max||21 Jun 2011 6:34 a.m. PST|
Both. Horse was a bit Meh, Goat is interesting.
My wife cries if you bruing any foodstuff involving goat within 10 feet of her, so I have to do without. I have to confess all Goat Products – Goats Cheese, Goat Sausages etc – do tend to smell very
Horse tasted enough like Beef or Strong Venison that if I hadn't know what I was eating I would not have cared.
I have also had Donkey.
| zippyfusenet ||21 Jun 2011 6:40 a.m. PST|
Goat Biryani wasn't real popular at the lunch buffet that day, but I had some and it was good, the meat was moist, tender and flavorful. Goat cheese is a yum, too.
Dizban Aboh bisrei zuzei,
Chad gadya! Chad gadya!
(Father bought for two zuz,
One kid! One kid!)
| Mapleleaf ||21 Jun 2011 6:46 a.m. PST|
Jamaican goat "roti" is very good if you can stand the spices. Also have had roast goat in the Muslim areas of Western China stewed with head and eyes includes. Like very strong mutton in a stew it is OK but by itself it can be a problem for western taste buds. Had it freshly killed while camel trekking. As a honoured "guest" I was offered an eye but politely declined giving it to an elder instead.
Donkey is popular in certain areas of China cooked like "corned beef" with pickling spices etc and served on Chinese bread. It's an acquired taste again very strong
i have tried horse but don't like it. In France horse, viande chevaline was much appreciated at one time with separate stores selling only horse. In recent years the popularity has been in decline due to both animal rights and disease concerns
|CLDISME ||21 Jun 2011 6:56 a.m. PST|
Goat, yes. Never tried horse. I am not opposed to the idea, I just never had the desire to and from the comments I have seen here, I probably won't.
|jdpintex||21 Jun 2011 7:03 a.m. PST|
Lot's of goat in Mexican food, especially south of the border.
No horse meat that I know of.
|Roderick Robertson ||21 Jun 2011 7:20 a.m. PST|
My brother had a goat for both milk (yuck, I *don't* like Goat milk) and meat (the kids – yum!). The Kids were named things like "Dinner" and "Easter".
Haven't had horse, but only because it's never been offered anywhere I've been. I have no moral (or other) qualms about eating it.
|Ace From Outer Space ||21 Jun 2011 7:23 a.m. PST|
I grew up in a very multicultural part of Birmingham. My babysitter was a Jamaican lady who made the best curried goat ever! Thirty four years later she still calls me over for dinner when I'm in the area!
Mmmm, curried goat
| x42brown ||21 Jun 2011 7:32 a.m. PST|
Yes to both. Horse once in Belgium liked it. Found out what I had eaten 2 days later after someone translated a menu for me. Goat several times in different cuisines. Some times excellent (Gurkha barracks) sometimes only hunger got it down (Kenya).
|Andrew Preziosi ||21 Jun 2011 7:52 a.m. PST|
quite often, in Sub-continent and Caribbean quisine
no problem with it at all (though, admittedly, it was curried in one form or another out of a million combinations). Never had Roast Goat and mashed potatoes with stringbeans.
As for horsemeat
|Steve Johnson||21 Jun 2011 8:41 a.m. PST|
If I did, I didn't know it was.
| Chris Rance ||21 Jun 2011 8:51 a.m. PST|
+1 for the Jamaican goat curry. I am very jealous, Ace!
When I first arrived in the Czech Rep 20 years ago, the cheapest salami by a mile was konsky – horse. It was cheap for a reason
No objections to trying a horse steak though.
|Tanuki ||21 Jun 2011 9:08 a.m. PST|
Goat stew way back when I did a lot of fieldwork in Kenya.
Slices of raw horsemeat in Japan.
|Shagnasty ||21 Jun 2011 9:16 a.m. PST|
I eat goat regularly as both my favorite Indian places serve it on their buffets. Some of the best meals I've ever had were the cabritos served by a Pappasitos restaurant in Clear Lake on I-45. I've never had horse knowingly but you never know for sure.
|SECURITY MINISTER CRITTER ||21 Jun 2011 10:35 a.m. PST|
Saginaw and others; you would know if you had eaten goat.
It's yummy, but sometimes the flavor can be overpowering.
| HistoriFigs ||21 Jun 2011 11:34 a.m. PST|
goat = yes (we raise them even)
horse = no
|Space Monkey ||21 Jun 2011 12:19 p.m. PST|
I really like goat, if I ever start eating meat again one of the first things I'd go after would be the goat curry at our local Indian restaurant.
I've never knowingly eaten horse, but back in the day I would have if it was on offer.
|20thmaine ||21 Jun 2011 3:20 p.m. PST|
| Wyatt the Odd ||21 Jun 2011 4:32 p.m. PST|
Horse sashimi in Japan. Yeah, it was chewy.
|Skeptic||21 Jun 2011 4:41 p.m. PST|
I've eaten horse meat, and it tasted good. However, I'm already allergic to something that is associated with live horses, and that allergy may have been triggered by what I ate, too, because there were some unpleasant digestive after-effects
|The Dozing Dragon||21 Jun 2011 6:19 p.m. PST|
No to both. Travelling in Germany last year I was surprised to see butchers advertising horse meat, I had 'assumed' it was a French thing howevveraving read these posts I realsie differently! Not averse to trying either if the chance arose.
|brucka||21 Jun 2011 9:04 p.m. PST|
Goat – yes.
Goat Milk and Yogurt (raw) yes – not 'goaty'. Wife makes kefir from it.
Horse – not to my knowledge, unless they put it in the dried sausage in Russia.
| Gungnir ||21 Jun 2011 9:51 p.m. PST|
Goat, no, don't think so.
Horse often, it's not uncommon over here. The next town even has a specialized horse butcher.
I've had it as steak, sausage and as smoke sliced sandwich meat.
|Klebert L Hall||22 Jun 2011 5:18 a.m. PST|
Goat is delicious.
I haven't had the opportunity to eat Horse, though.
|Old Slow Trot||22 Jun 2011 5:35 a.m. PST|
Nope,at least as far as I know. Though it does remind me of an episode of "All In The Family"when Gloria is cooking some horse meat,Archie thinks it's steak,Mike makes a few jokes and Edith when she realizes what it is says,"I keep thinking of 'Mr. Ed'".
|Lentulus||22 Jun 2011 6:27 a.m. PST|
Goat? Sure, at a good Indian restaurant. Horse, not yet but will when I get a chance.
|Jovian1||22 Jun 2011 11:00 a.m. PST|
|Coily the Spring Sprite||22 Jun 2011 2:51 p.m. PST|
I had goat curry last week.
|ochoin deach ||23 Jun 2011 1:45 a.m. PST|
Father-in-law raises them, so every time I visit, we get served kid in some form or other.
|Whatisitgood4atwork ||23 Jun 2011 2:12 a.m. PST|
Goat certainly. I was surprised to find that in Singapore there is a common misconception that 'mutton' means goat. I'd eaten a fair bit of curried mutton at hawker markets before I found that out. A bit tough, but nothing wrong with it.
Horse? Not as far as I know but would have no objections.
|Connard Sage ||25 Jun 2011 5:06 a.m. PST|
My babysitter was a Jamaican lady who made the best curried goat ever! Thirty four years later she still calls me over for dinner when I'm in the area!
You jammy, jammy barsteward. I can never get it to taste 'authentic', and I use a West Indian recipe that I got from a friend's mother.
Horse is OK, halfway between beef and venison IYSWIM