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Highland Cuisine

Dax | Nov 1, 2004 08:56 AM

Highland Creole Cuisine @ intersection of Highland Ave and Medford St. just off 28.

This place is a fairly homey restaurant with plastic tablecloths. The cuisine is mostly Haitian as far as I can tell. I stopped in yesterday for an early dinner as I had fried chicken on my mind and Dave MP's response to the fried chicken thread reminded me I hadn't tried this place out yet.

I am not a big fan of the specials by day concept. I was hoping to get some goat stew or some soup to go with the fried chicken, but it wasn't available on Samedi.

They brought out a kind of macaroni salad (not requested, they did this for all tables) as a small app. It was ok.

Chicken was 3 large drumsticks that were supposedly fried. I thought they tasted more broasted as they were not breaded and the meat actually fell off the bone incredibly easily. They were quite tasty if obviously no where close to traditional Southern fried chicken.

You are given 3 choices of rices and boiled or fried plantains plus a very zesty/spicy slaw of sorts (think the pickled slaw stuff that comes with a papusa, but somewhat spicier). Rice options were black rice, white rice and rice with beans. I chose the rice with beans. Kind of like a darker version of jag, but bland.

I liked the 3 fairly thick plantain chips. They seemed battered and deep fried.

They also serve you this bowl of sauce with a few slightly sautéed onions in it. I have no idea what it was, Haitian food not being my forte, but the greasy sauce was good spooned over everything.

Last but certainly not least, he mango au lait was freaking excellent. Kind of like a mango frappe, but thinner without ice cream.

Total was like $11.

Language was somewhat of a barrier, but nothing too imposing. I opted to save my waitress and myself the potential embarrassment of my limited French.

Dax

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