Fried Bakes - where can I get them??
We just got back from St. Lucia, and I'm now addicted to fried bakes (which apparently originated in Trinidad). I've found some recipes online, and they're clearly easy to make (it's essentially just fried dough). However, I'm curious if there are any restaurants or bakeries in Philly or the burbs where I might find fresh fried bakes?? Caribbean food is definitely lacking around here...
There's an excellent Jamaican restaurant in Trenton called The Hummingbird. They have something called carnival, which is like a fried sweet cornbread and is delicious. Is this what you are referring to? All the food there is excellent.
Yes, Caribbean food is sorely lacking around here.
Try the Mini Trini truck, not sure if they have fried bakes but they have other Trinidiadian food. It comes to Love Park and Headhouse.
For the people saying Carribbean food is lacking... there are probably dozens of Caribbean restaurants and trucks in this city. Several trucks around Temple and 30th St Station, tons of restaurants all over North Philly, West Philly, around South St. I haven't been to many of them of them though, so I don't know what's good.
There used to be Genelle's in Wilmington that had johnny cakes, a jamaican version of bakes, but they closed a few years back. You may want to look at other Caribbean places in the area because they probably serve up things close to bakes.
Good luck finding breadfruit or any other type of St. Lucian food around here though...