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Trinadadian restaurant in Durham

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Trinadadian restaurant in Durham

Sant | Mar 19, 2003 04:20 PM

It's called Trin-B'ago and it's located on 826 Fayetteville St in the Phoenix Crossing shopping center. Went there for lunch yesterday. Lively Caribbean music was playing and scenes of Carnival was being shown on TV as we entered and sat down for our meal.

The had a very interesting selection of beverages. I got the sorrel (the Mexicans call it jamaica), which was sweet (maybe a little too sweet) and cinnamony. My wife got the carrot punch, a bright yellow concoction that tasted like a liquid carrot cake.

For appetizer we had aloo puris (?), which are frybread stuffed will a potato filling topped with a sweet, garlicy sauce. It was delicious but make sure you take some mints with you.

All their items sounded good so we wanted to try as many different items as posible. So for our meal, we got the choice of 3 meats combo. We chose oxtail stew, curried goat, and jerk chicken. All were quite good and very differently flavored from each other. The only knock is that I was unsure about the freshness of the dishes. Being an Indian myself, I am quite familar with what fresh versus fridgerated curry tastes like.

The service was very friendly and helpful but...how shall I put it...very leisurely. Don't go if you're in a hurry.

The prices are quite reasonable. All dishes are $8.95 or less.

I recommend this place. If you're in the mood for trying something out of the ordinary, this fits the bill perfectly. I'd go for the puris, chapatis, the boss-up-shot, etc., which have to be cooked fresh to maximize the chances of being satisfied with your selections.

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