[Pigging by Wilfrid: June 22, 2009]
A quick mention for the satisfying inexpensive home-cooking, and the surprising fried chicken, at this counter on Fulton Street in Bed-Stuyvesant.
I had my eye on the goat curry. Everything comes with a choice of rices (I got rice and peas), a vegetable side like shredded cabbage, and a stack of fried plantains. And everything is priced small to large, except that small is already enough for two. The oxtails were tempting, but the goat was rich, mildly spicy, and yes of course it had lots of little bones - what do you expect for five or six dollars?
I picked the fried chicken as an option for my daughter. It's offered with a sort of sweet-and-sour sauce, which she insisted was served on the side. It didn't need it. An excellent version of the dish - seasoned crust, just crunchy enough, and pillows of smooth, non-dry meat. I pitched in and we ate and ate, and after twenty minutes or so it still looked like this.
Friendly but scruffy, just a couple of tables in the back, but worth knowing if you find yourself in Bed-Stuy, peckish.