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Jun 30, 2009 09:41 AM

Escoveitch Fish Flames

Very rarely do I taste a Jamaican dish that takes me back to my childhood eating in my mothers kitchen, but when I do I think I need to share.

The Escoveitch King Fish at Flames is incredible, perfect balance and spicy and sour over a perfectly fried King Fish. In addition Flames also makes probably my favorite Brown Stew Chicken outside of Jamaica. I agree that Flames does fall short when it comes to certain dishes, but the ones they get right they really do exceptionally and can match up with anywhere I have eaten outside the Island.

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  1. Which Flames were you at, the one on Huntington or Mattapan?

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    1. re: Prav

      Flames II on Huntington, make sure to call ahead because they do not get the King Fish or Snapper in every day.

    2. Thanks Matt: I value your recs on jamaican food both on Boston and Toronto boards. I like Flames but have been reluctant to try the fish dishes. I like their curried goat.

      1. Cool. If you find anyone that does a respectable salt fish with ake let me know ;-)