And you call yourself a Jamaican restaurant…

On Wednesday night, we decided to introduce Julian and Shelley to Jamaican cuisine by taking them to Jerk City up in Soho. Their menu looked authentic enough, so I took the liberty of ordering some food for everyone to share -

Jamaican Patties

  • 2 pieces of coco bread
  • A large jerk chicken
  • A large oxtail curry
  • Two beef patties, and two lamb patties
  • Ting

Well, I was very disappointed to learn that they were out of patties! Unbelievable! They were also out of Ting, but since they weren’t serving rum I wasn’t too disappointed with that. Anyway, we continued with the order and ate the other things – the oxtail wasn’t as tender as it should have been, and the jerk seasoning on the chicken tasted more like BBQ – but the rice and peas was actually quite good (hear that Mom?).

Still on our hunt for patties, we tried the more formal restaurant next door – Mr Jerk. There was quite a line for a table here, so to shortcut things I asked one of the waitresses if they, too, were out of patties. She said, “No, we don’t serve patties, you’ll have to go next door”.

How can you call yourself a Jamaican restaurant and not serve patties?!

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2 comments on “And you call yourself a Jamaican restaurant…
  1. Pat says:

    Boo. I heard that Jerk City was pretty good although I hadn’t eaten there. You’ll just have to wait for the Notting Hill Carnival. I’m sure you’ll have no trouble finding what you want there.

  2. shelley says:

    Is it wrong to crave the Patty we never got a chance to eat?

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