Get a Jamaican Fix at Gordon's Bakery
Poking around the Prospect-Lefferts Gardens neighborhood in Brooklyn today, I came across Gordon's Bakery and Restaurant. At first glace, I thought the place focused mainly on baked goods, but a second look revealed a long breakfast/lunch menu: Cow's foot soup, oxtail, curry goat, chicken and shrimp, red snapper, escovitch fish, beef patties and rotis with various fillings.
While the baked goods looked (and later, tasted) like they had been sitting around for a while, the savory food arrives hot, fresh and totally delicious.
What to eat at Gordon's (and some Jamaican food porn), after the jump.
Here we have a large order of curry goat, rice with pigeon peas and sautéed cabbage ($10). The goat is meaty, bone-in, and not at all fatty or gristly. It's sauced with a thick, densely spiced gravy that tastes of garlic-Scotch bonnet-allspice-ginger. The addition of turmeric turns the droplets of oil dotting the surface of the curry bright yellow.
Gordon's Bakery and Restaurant
711 Flatbush Avenue