On my search of unusual cuisines to eat, I came across Queenie's, a Caribbean restaurant in Surry Hills. The place was lively on a Saturday night with music beating along in the background.
We started with the Spiced lamb with green chilli yoghurt bammies - a Jamaican type of flatbread, reminded me of a tostada. Although the serving was small, it packed a tonne of flavour and was absolutely delicious.
For mains, we went with the Jerk Chicken with jungle slaw. The serving was very generous. The spice coating was tasty and the meat very juicy. The red cabbage slaw had a tangy dressing which complemented the chicken well. One of the chicken wings was slightly undercooked which was a bit of a downer.
We also ordered the special of the night, which was a jerk beef curry with dirty rice and naan. Flavours were good without being spectacular. I was interested to know what dirty rice was - turns out it is just normal rice cooked with some chicken livers and peppers to give it that 'dirty' colour. Again, the serving was ginormous so there was no way we could fit in dessert.
Great atmosphere and a good introduction to Caribbean cuisine.
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