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Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP21 Jun 2011 6:44 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?

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP21 Jun 2011 7:02 a.m. PST

Goat yes. Horse never.


Jana Wang Inactive Member21 Jun 2011 7:04 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?

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP21 Jun 2011 7:10 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 Inactive Member21 Jun 2011 7:12 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.

Personal logo Saginaw Supporting Member of TMP21 Jun 2011 7:15 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 Fezian Inactive Member21 Jun 2011 7:28 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.


Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian21 Jun 2011 7:28 a.m. PST

Goat is tasty!

Sane Max Inactive Member21 Jun 2011 7:34 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… Goaty.

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 Inactive Member21 Jun 2011 7:40 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 Inactive Member21 Jun 2011 7:46 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 Inactive Member21 Jun 2011 7:56 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.

jdpintex21 Jun 2011 8:03 a.m. PST

Lot's of goat in Mexican food, especially south of the border.

No horse meat that I know of.

Roderick Robertson Fezian21 Jun 2011 8:20 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.

Andrew May121 Jun 2011 8:23 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…

Personal logo x42brown Supporting Member of TMP21 Jun 2011 8:32 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 Supporting Member of TMP21 Jun 2011 8:52 a.m. PST

Goat…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…Neigh!

Steve Johnson Inactive Member21 Jun 2011 9:41 a.m. PST

If I did, I didn't know it was.

Chris Rance21 Jun 2011 9:51 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 Inactive Member21 Jun 2011 10:08 a.m. PST

Goat stew way back when I did a lot of fieldwork in Kenya.

Slices of raw horsemeat in Japan.

Both delicious.

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP21 Jun 2011 10:16 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 Inactive Member21 Jun 2011 11:35 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 Inactive Member21 Jun 2011 12:34 p.m. PST

goat = yes (we raise them even)
horse = no

Space Monkey21 Jun 2011 1:19 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.

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP21 Jun 2011 4:20 p.m. PST

You want goat ?

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Personal logo Wyatt the Odd Supporting Member of TMP Fezian21 Jun 2011 5:32 p.m. PST

Horse sashimi in Japan. Yeah, it was chewy.


Skeptic21 Jun 2011 5:41 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 Dragon21 Jun 2011 7:19 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.

brucka21 Jun 2011 10:04 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.

Personal logo Gungnir Supporting Member of TMP21 Jun 2011 10:51 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 Inactive Member22 Jun 2011 6:18 a.m. PST

Goat is delicious.

I haven't had the opportunity to eat Horse, though.

Old Slow Trot Inactive Member22 Jun 2011 6:35 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 Inactive Member22 Jun 2011 7:27 a.m. PST

Goat? Sure, at a good Indian restaurant. Horse, not yet but will when I get a chance.

Jovian122 Jun 2011 12:00 p.m. PST


Wizard Whateley22 Jun 2011 3:51 p.m. PST

I had goat curry last week.

ochoin deach Inactive Member23 Jun 2011 2:45 a.m. PST

Father-in-law raises them, so every time I visit, we get served kid in some form or other.

Whatisitgood4atwork23 Jun 2011 3:12 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 Inactive Member25 Jun 2011 6:06 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

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