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Trinidadian Cuisine in Mt Airy: Calypso Restaurant

Chinon00 Sep 3, 2013 04:53 PM

Visited Calypso Trinidadian restaurant in the Mt Airy section this past weekend. My wife and I along w/ another couple started w/ Accra (salt fish cakes) and Pelau a brown rice dish w/ chicken and peas served w/ a side of slaw. Salt cakes were homey tasting and nicely crusted . The Pelau was packed w/ meaty bites of chicken (on the bone) and plenty of starch from rice and peas cut nicely by tart sweet slaw. Next we had Stewed Oxtails which was wonderful. No bone just shredded meat w/ gelatinous goodies in the dark gravy. Also had Doubles (fried flat bread filled w/ a spicy hot curried chickpea filling). Very spicy. Very delicious. Tasted Malaysian (like Roti Canai). We also had plantains, okra, macaroni and wings all standard.
BYOB. We brought both wine and beer. Beer complimented what we had much betters. An assortment of IPAs and a white burgundy were had.
No desserts were available:( Hopefully this will be different next time. Overall satisfying and often very interesting comfort food and at a great price.

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    Bob Loblaw Sep 3, 2013 05:48 PM

    is this related to the stand that was in the farmer's market (the one behind c-hill hotel)?

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    1. re: Bob Loblaw
      Chinon00 Sep 3, 2013 07:02 PM


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      VJRamnath Mar 13, 2014 09:36 AM

      Is this place closed down? Called and just got voicemail and then went to address but didn't see anything there.

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