Friday, 4 December 2015

Greedy Girl Eats at Holland Bamboo Curry Goat Restaurant


"Greedy Girl Eats"

The Second Stop! This month on Greedy girl eats its all about curried goat. In Jamaica our motto is out of many one people and for good reason. After slavery ended droves of Indians came to the country as indentured laborers. Thy did not leave behind their food. The curry as we know it today is a fusion of traditional Indian curry with Jamaican flavors. I will be visiting 8 restaurants across the island and sampling their curry goat. The month ends with a home made version honing in the best of all I taste.

"When goat meat done, a wa curry a go do?" -Miss Lou

We curry any and everything, oxtail, chicken, fish, even curried vegetables and chick peas. Goat however is the most traditional thing to curry. Mutton has a distinct flavor and when curried with the added spices it can be the most delicious thing paired with some soft and fluffy white rice or better yet some well made roti.
The Second dining experience takes place at little curry goat joint in the midst of Holland Bamboo

Name:Holland bamboo Curry goat Restaurant
Location: Bamboo Avenue St.Elizabeth 

This restaurant is a bright pink road side rest stop my Boyfriend found out about a few weeks ago. Before devouring his plate he sent me a few pics over whats app raving about how delicious the curry goat was, and not to mention the roti.  I promptly added the joint to the list of places to try. There may be no sign but I can tell you everyone knows where to find Miss Blake's restaurant. Men were in and out, most having their meals brought to them without saying a word. We found a table and sat down,  I ordered a large curry goat, it came with rice and peas or white rice, roti cucumbers and a light slaw. As for the price, I found quite reasonable at $500JA apx $4.20usd. Even though I rate the meals strictly on taste and not price its interesting to note that Sonia's large curry goat was over $800 take out and over $1000 dine in (But that's the beauty of country living vs Kingston ciddy) how was it?

Seasoning: 7 Seasoned well, very spicy, (heavy on the black pepper) but needed more curry flavor for me
Ram goat taste: 6 the goat flavor was not as distinct and strong as I would have liked it
Tenderness: 9 perfectly cooked super tender with nicely sized pieces of goat
Bones: 10 The size of the meat was not too small not too big and therefor the bones were bigger and   much easier to manage not small and splintery
Overall taste: 7 Was quite delicious and I would order it again
Hiccups: 0 Yay they serve roti  and the roti was absolutely outstanding!!!!
 Total score 39/50 or 78%

Greedy tips: 

  • Don't bother coming here if you are not in the mood for goat or chicken. The only thing they serves is curry goat, curry chicken and fried chicken.

Remember this review is JUST for the Curry Goat, not for their entire menu.

Xoxo Greedygirl

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