Jamaican Dutchy, Midtown Luch Cart - WOW
My third time. Always had jerk chicken, very good. Strayed from the usual and had stew chicken and a taste of the curry. WOW. Stew chicken was moist although braised with a very flavorful - hint of spice -sauce. No need for a knife as it just fell apart deliciously on the fork. My only issue were the bits of cartiledge, which I understand:"bone on, more flavor, authentic, etc" but I did almost choke. I need to slow down and take smaller bites, but it was so good. Fried plantains came out great despite length of time between frying and tasting - not soggy, as I would have expected and great flavor. Rice and beans reasonably tasty but cabbage only OK - too many hard chunks. But that chicken, awesome..... the combination of the moist meat, the tangy sauce, bits of yucca and/or squash, superb...
The curry might even have been better. A hint more spice, great flavor. Big chunks of white meat with perfectly cooked carrots. Now, this presents a quandry - what to odrer? All three, including the jerk chicken are terrific.
The cart is high-tech (a flat screen mounted on the side of the truck plays Bob Marley videos) and appears remarkably clean. I had heard of long waits and slow service - I went today, a Thursday at 1230pm, no line, fast and friendly service. A real winner.
Yeah, I think they've fixed their slowness issues. The last couple of times I went there was barely a line and it moved fairly quick. The jerk chicken and stewed chicken are my favorites too.
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I finally ate here today. Went around 12:30 and there was no line (may have been due the weather) and the service was quick. I've never had Jerk Chicken before so I didn't know what to expect, but it was very tasty. You just have to watch out for some of the smaller bones. I got the small for $7.50 and it was quite filling. I will defintely be back soon to try some of the other things on menu.