Ya mon! Dis be an epic hole in the wall for tastee Caribbean food!
I felt like I was back in The Islands, as I was washed away to Jerk Chicken goodness. As we were at the nearby Brooklyn Museum on a Saturday night for a few hours our group was famished and needed some nourishment – stat! It was recommended by a friend that we hit this place up as the food is off the hook, and she was more than right!
Yes, there always seems to be a line at this place, and a hustling take out business going on. We waited for over an hour to get a table in the small upstairs dining room, and it was well worth it. The whole place is the size of a shoe box. It’s the epitome of “hole in the wall”. I love these kinds of spots. The upstairs attic dining area has about four tables in it, and a low ceiling that you almost bump your head on. The kitchen is a small spot up front manned by a few people who pump out terrific plates of love.
All I wanted was the Jerk Chicken and I heard they were running out. The cool dude working the front made sure there was a plate set aside for me for when we finally got a table, and what a plate it was! Seriously, for only $12 I was treated to a large plate of spicy deliciousness! The chicken was fall off the bone tender, and the jerk spices were finger licking good. The rice and beans in the center of the plate were fabulous, along with the cabbage that accompanied it. The portion of food they give you is ridiculous, and you feel all kinds of full after finishing it, but in a happy blissful way. I really think they should re-name this Crack Jerk Chicken, because I immediately wanted more after I was done!
Oh yeah, we had to try some dessert – Rum Bread Pudding. Amazing! That’s all I can say. The five of us were literally fighting for each piece and there was nothing left – not a crumb.
Others in our group ordered plates of Calypso Shrimp, Curry Goat, Curry Chicken, and Oxtail. Everything was totally delicious. They could do no wrong here. It was just a perfect way to chill out in The Islands for a few hours. Prices are cheap for the amount of food you receive, and easy on the wallet. Good thing the subway stops are close by, because if they had a hammock here I would have been whisked away to a peaceful nap smelling of Jerk Chicken delight.
Slappin da bass!