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Annam Brahma report

JC | Sep 8, 2003 08:15 PM

First, thanks to everyone for replying to my post about the location of Annan Brahma in Jamaica. Someone suggested I report back after my trip. So here it goes.

I was a bit disappointed. They had a Sunday buffet, with lots of offerings. Apparently they've been around for 30 years, and they started off as an Indian restaurant. Now they serve Chinese and Italian-style stuff too (international smorgasbord), but it's weird. There was tons of food, but other than the banana pakora, everything was ordinary. I know that's the nature of buffets, but I was still disappointed. I had been to Oneness Fountain Heart (another Sri Chimnoy related place, a bit north on Parsons Blvd) just a few days before, and that place blew me away. They have a spinach salad topped with barbecued veggie chicken and toasted walnuts served with a mango dresssing that's out of this world. So I guess I had high expectations for Annan Brahma.

Another weird thing is the decor. The place is light blue, just like Oneness Fountain Heart and the nearby Smile of the Beyond, but the walls are covered with photos of Sri Chimnoy's accomplishments and his art work. Another wall is covered with books and cards and other things for sale. It's a little ugly if you ask me. Oneness Heart has his art on the walls too, but it's really tastefully done. Did I mention that Oneness Heart has a vegan chocolate cake that's just fantastic?

Honestly, unless you live in the neighborhood, I'd say that Annam isn't worth the trip. Oneness Heart is a little too far to walk, but it's a quick drive.

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