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Makin Jamaican Food Truck - Malden Center T

Matt H Jul 29, 2012 05:05 AM

Anyone try this truck yet? Thinking about making a trip this week to check it out. No menu posted online.

http://makinjamaican.com/index.html
https://twitter.com/MakinJamaican

  1. Johnresa Jul 29, 2012 08:57 AM

    I will try it in the next day or two and let you know how it is :-) I live not too far from there.

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      gimlis1mum Jul 29, 2012 04:14 PM

      A friend gave their beef patties the thumbs up. I'm looking forward to trying that truck, too!

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        markin617 Jul 29, 2012 06:48 PM

        By fortuitous coincidence, I will be transferring from Orange Line to commuter rail at Malden Center tomorrow evening. I now know where I will get dinner.

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          markin617 Jul 30, 2012 11:29 PM

          Tried the Curry Chicken dinner tonight. I'm no expert on Jamaican food but it seemed tasty with a good (but not searing) spice level. Accompanied by rice and peas (plain white rice optional), plantains and some cabbage. Don't know if the cabbage was supposed to be spicy but it wasn't. Was $7 for the basic dinner plus $.50 for the plantains.

          Also on the menu were vegetable and meat pies and coco bread and another curry (might have been goat but I can't remember). Should have snapped a pic of the menu with my iPad but I keep forgetting that I have a camera with me. Some sodas too, which I didn't try.

          Menu also said "Full menu coming soon" so more items might be available some day.

          Bottom line - I enjoyed my dinner.

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            Matt H Jul 31, 2012 06:42 AM

            Thanks for the report back. Sounds like its definitely worth a visit. From his facebook page, it seems like his Curry is what hes most proud of. Looking forward to more reports.

      2. Johnresa Jul 30, 2012 03:37 PM

        Okay so it will be later in the week...lol....wacky work schedule

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          nasilemak Aug 1, 2012 03:06 PM

          Just tried the Beef Patty ($2.50) - nicely spiced filling. Maybe a tad pricy but tasty all the same.

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            gimlis1mum Aug 6, 2012 06:11 AM

            According to their Twitter feed, this truck will have an oxtail special tonight to celebrate Jamaica's 50th anniversary. the usual location (Commercial Street in Malden, right across from the Malden Center T stop).

            1. davis_sq_pro Aug 6, 2012 08:50 AM

              Thanks for the heads up. I've had by eyes on the Go Fish truck recently, but usually by the time I'm getting off the T in the evening I already have some sort of dinner plan. With the addition of this truck I might need to reconsider.

              The menu is a bit sparse at the moment. I hope they'll add a goat curry when they have the full menu ready to fly.

              On a somewhat related note, that area seems like a very odd choice for food trucks. I wonder if they'll be able to sustain enough business to stay there? I've seen the Go Fish truck maybe 10 times so far and never noticed anyone buying anything.

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