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Jamaican/Carribean in Orlando

bizzy_geek Jul 4, 2009 02:56 PM

Anyone have any favorites? There seem to be quite a few and I'm sure if you were adventurous enough you could find some real gems.

I had Jerk Pork at the Caribbean Sunshine Bakery at Colonial & John Young Pkwy today and it was extremely good, a bit salty but offset well by a nice cold Kola Champagne and accompanied by a generous portion of rice and peas and a couple plantains. I'll probably check it out again but only before dark. The neighborhood is a little sketchy to say the least.

Anyway, I'm new to the boards and thought this might make for an interesting topic. I hope everyone is having a wonderful Independence Day!


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    Big Bad Voodoo Lou RE: bizzy_geek Jul 5, 2009 08:29 PM

    Millie's Jamaican Cafe on University and Alafaya across from UCF is very good. I wish there were more options north and east of downtown Orlando.

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      pdpredtide RE: Big Bad Voodoo Lou Jul 6, 2009 06:52 AM

      I just tried the jerk chicken at Millie's last week and was pretty impressed...super spicy though so make sure you get some kola. i love their beef patties , their chicken curry patties are okay. service is pretty much non existent though.


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        Rona Gindin RE: pdpredtide Jul 7, 2009 06:27 AM

        It's more Trinidadian than Jamaican, but Singh's is terrific--if unfriendly. Get doubles and a roti for a great introduction to West Indian cuisine. It's on Old Winter Garden just east of Kirkman. A Jamaican/Barbadian friend recommends the place in Singh's original location; it's in the last strip center on Old Winter Garden west of Kirkman. Not sure of the name, but I'd trust this lady's advice.

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          pdpredtide RE: Rona Gindin Jul 7, 2009 08:34 PM

          Singh's Roti Shop is pretty good, do you have any other recommendations besides roti and doubles?

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            Rona Gindin RE: pdpredtide Jul 8, 2009 05:21 AM

            I"ve tasted a bunch of other things but I don't remember what, since we order those two items the most often. Much of the food is set out on a steam table so sometimes we just point. Different things tend to be ready-to-serve each time I'm there. The restaurant also has Chinese food now, which is different than American-style Chinese food and worth a try.

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